East Barnet School is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school with approximately 1350 students, of whom 300 are in Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form). The age range is 11 – 19. The school is structured through year groups, with 210 students per year. Two forms in each year group are designated to one of four Houses, which bring together students for fundraising activities and varied competition.
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.
We work hard to encourage and support our students every step of the way, instilling the “I want to learn” 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 and to explore all of your interests.
As a member of the EBS community you will also get opportunities to go on foreign trips to far flung places for example, Russia and the USA to name but two, as well as go on the annual, legendary Ski trip.
There is no limit to the amount of clubs you can join, as long as you have the time and manage it well, then join as many as you like. Extra-curricular clubs at EBS are not limited to sports clubs, there are lots of clubs to get involved with. You will always be able to find someone to help you organise and run your own club after school of you want to. Click anywhere in this box to see the most up-to-date club list.
When you start at EBS, you will be allocated a House. The Houses have members from all year groups and are split in to four Houses, each with their own colour, Head of House and namesake: Chama, Keller, Murray and Tutu. Throughout the year you will win points for your House in various ways, such as attendance, behaviour, taking part in activities and Sports Day. Charity events are also organised through Houses, so speak to your Head of House if there is an event you would like to organise.
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.
Attendance and punctuality to school and to lessons is very important. Please familiarise yourself with the timetable below:
|Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri||Wednesday|
|08:50 – 09:00||Registration||08:55 – 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 – 09:15||Tutorial||09:50 – 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
(8, 10 & 13)
|12:35 – 13:30||Lesson 4
(8, 10 & 13)
|11:55 – 12:50||Lunch
(7, 9, 11 & 12)
|12:35 – 13:30||Lunch
(7, 9, 11 & 12)
|12:50 – 13:45||Lesson 3
(7, 9, 11 & 12)
|13:30 – 14:25||Lesson 4
(7, 9, 11 & 12)
|12:50 – 13:45||Lunch
(8, 10 & 13)
|13:30 – 14:25||Lunch
(8, 10 & 13)
|13:45 – 14:45||Lesson 4|
|14:25 – 15:25||Lesson 5|
* Year 7 – 10: PSHEE/Assembley, Year 11: Mathematics, Year 12: PSHEE
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.
East Barnet School aspires to encourage the “I want to learn” culture amongst all its students, so that they may fulfil their individual potential in education and develop into responsible adults who make a positive contribution to society.
We believe that these aims are more likely to be achieved if there is a partnership between the school, the students and the parents based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.
As a beginning, we are asking you to commit to an agreement with the school so that all concerned may be clear about our mutual aims and expectations now and in the future.
Our School Promise
Parents / Carers
All students in Years 7 – 11 are required to wear school uniform and to have PE Kit.
Uniform is a very important part of being a student at East Barnet School. It should be worn correctly and with pride. Students are ambassadors for the school at all times and the way in which uniform is worn should reflect our high standards and positive expectations. The uniform and the rules about appearance are non-negotiable.
All uniform items and PE kit, including items bearing the school logo and the school kilt skirt are available from Smiths Schoolwear. Any items not bearing the school logo or purchased elsewhere must be identical to the approved uniform.
Do not bring expensive possessions into school; we will not be able to replace it if it is lost or broken.
At East Barnet School, we offer a wide, varied and exciting curriculum to all students from Year 7 – 13. Where students are able to choose which subjects to study, we try our best to ensure that is possible, and have individual consultations with students about their options. In addition to the subjects we offer, we also run our own unique Triple E school, allowing students to learn through practical activities. All information about our curriculum can be found on our curriculum pages.
If you are not in school then you must have a justifiable reason. Parents/Carers should telephone 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.
Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential for good time management. You must ensure that you are in the appropriate classroom no later than the times shown on your timetable. You should arrive at school no later than 8.40am for registration at 8.45am. If you arrive after 8.45am, then you must sign the ‘Late Register’ in the main entrance. All students arriving late will be given a‘Late Detention’ on the same day during lunchtime.
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!
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.