We work hard to encourage and support our students every step of the way, instilling the “I want to learn” and “Do the right thing” culture into every young person that walks through our door.
Along with academic studies, EBS has over 30 extra-curricular clubs that range from Chess Club to Robotics Club to Football Club; there really is something for everyone! If you can’t find your perfect club, why not start your own? You will be given support and guidance to pursue your hobbies and interests in a safe and supervised environment.
East Barnet School is in a modern building with great sports and technology facilities to allow you to reach your full potential. This is your opportunity to embrace everything that EBS has to offer, explore all of your interests, and excel in areas that really excite you.
As a member of the EBS community you will also get opportunities to go on foreign trips to far-flung places, for example, Iceland and the USA to name but two, as well as go on the annual, legendary Ski Trip which has been running at EBS since the 1960s.
East Barnet School is guided by a clear vision. Students and staff embrace our mottos of “I want to learn” and “Do the right thing” to create a positive educational environment.
In addition to the National Curriculum, students at East Barnet School take part in innovative Triple E lessons, which allow them to explore concepts through enjoyment, curiosity and discovery.
East Barnet School was recently recognised for an inspirational approach to staff and student wellbeing, and as a result was awarded the ‘School Mental Health Award’.
Being a student at East Barnet School can be a very rewarding experience! By being part of the EBS community you will have a chance to excel in lots of different areas, and to become the person you are going to be.
There is quite a lot of information to remember and take in, so we have created this handy web page that you can keep coming back to throughout your time at EBS to familiarise yourself with the expectations and processes in place. Should anything be unclear, then please speak to your Form Tutor, Head of Year, or visit the Student Window for support and advice.
Attendance and punctuality to school and to lessons is very important. Please familiarise yourself with the timetable below:
|Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri||Wednesday|
|08:55 - 09:00||Registration||08:55 - 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 - 09:15||Tutorial||09:00 - 09:35||Various*|
|09:15 - 10:15||Lesson 1||09:35 - 10:35||Lesson 1|
|10:15 - 11:15||Lesson 2||10:35 - 10:55||Break|
|11:15 - 11:35||Break||10:55 - 11:55||Lesson 2|
|11:35 - 12:35||Lesson 3||11:55 - 12:50||Lesson 3|
|(Year 8, 10 & 13)|
|12:35 - 13:30||Lesson 4||11:55 - 12:50||Lunch|
|(Year 8, 10 & 13)||(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)|
|12:35 - 13:30||Lunch||12:50 - 13:45||Lesson 3|
|(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)||(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)|
|13:30 - 14:25||Lesson 4||12:50 - 13:45||Lunch|
|(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)||(Year 8, 10 & 13)|
|13:30 - 14:25||Lunch||13:45 - 14:45||Lesson 4|
|(Year 8, 10 & 13)|
|14:25 - 15:25||Lesson 5|
* Year 7 – 10: PSHEE/Assembley, Year 11: Mathematics, Year 12: PSHEE
If you are not in school then you must have a justifiable reason. Parents/Carers should contact the Attendance Officer as soon as possible on each day of absence. You must always bring in a note from home for the Attendance Officer when returning to school.
Students should not go on family holidays during term time.
Fact: Attending school every day makes you achieve better results in your GCSEs, it also earns you 100% certificates and badges in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Prizes are awarded throughout the year for 100% attendance. Be in to win!
Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential for good time management. Students must ensure they are in the appropriate classroom no later than the times shown on their timetable. They should arrive at school no later than 8.40am for registration at 8.45am. Students arriving late will be given a late detention at lunchtime on the same day.
Although EBS is serviced by good public transport routes, students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school; it is beneficial for mental and physical health, the environment and congestion around the school. Many students live locally (within a one mile radius), so why not walk or cycle with a friend? For more information on getting into cycling, the British Cycling website is a great source of information.
Driving for parents/carers is also an option but please note the car park can be very busy, as is the drop-off point, and you may have to park on the surrounding roads – please do not park or stop across the driveways of local residents, and beware of the yellow zig-zags!
There is no student parking available inside the school grounds.
Uniform is a particularly important part of being a student at East Barnet School. It should be worn correctly and with pride.
All students are ambassadors for the school, and the way in which the uniform is worn should reflect our high standards and positive expectations. Our school uniform creates a sense of community cohesion, formality, and professionalism. The uniform and rules about appearance are non-negotiable.
As the world moves more online, so are we. Not only does this aid students with their studies, but it also equips them for skills they will need in the future. All home learning will be recorded on the Student Portal (parents/carers can also access through their own portal), and many tasks will be completed via the Microsoft 365 platform.
Download the Student Portal app to your mobile phone and you will have access to everything. Not only will you be able to see the home learning tasks you have been set, but you will also be able to see your timetable. We are constantly adding new features to the app, so keep checking back for the new releases.
The health and wellbeing of our students is integral to everything we do. We have a wide range of services available to support all student across the year groups.
Rewards and celebrating success are an important part of life at EBS. Our House System acknowledges and rewards success both in and outside the classroom.
Everyone at EBS has the opportunity to join Student Voice and bring ideas to improve the school, have them debated and presented to the Headteacher.
We believe learning extends beyond the classroom, and that’s why we offer opportunities to our students, both with overseas trips and school productions.
Our kitchen is run by a former hotelier chef; as such we are able to offer high quality, nutritious, and varied meals across the main canteen and Sixth Form Café.
When students leave EBS, they will have been through an extensive careers programme throughout the years, and will become part of our alumni community.
If you want to make a difference to the school community, you really can, by joining Student Voice! This is a great opportunity to engage with staff and make improvements to the school. The Student Voice is a platform for students to voice their opinions about the school to the Senior Leadership Team in order to help with the positive development of our school.
At the start of every year, each tutor group nominates a Form Captain; any student can apply for the role, highlighting their leadership qualities and why they would be the right person. Among other responsibilities the Form Captain becomes the voice for their form at termly Student Voice meetings. During these meetings, ideas for improving school life are discussed, with the best ideas put forward to the Headteacher. Once decided, students are expected to work with staff to help implement suggested developments.
Our Open Evening will be on Monday 2nd October 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Sign up to get early information on what will be happening, plus, ask us a question - we are going to try and answer some at the speeches!