East Barnet School
Barnet, United Kingdom
About East Barnet School
East Barnet School first opened in 1937, but has only had four Headteachers in its 76 years of operation. We now have a state of the art modern building which opened in September 2010 and was designed in close consultation with staff and students to capture the school’s ‘I want to learn’ philosophy. We became an Academy in April 2011.
Our school is characterised by our outstanding pastoral system, the excellent support we provide for our staff and our philosophy of compassionate leadership (Gold Award from IiP). This standard is only achieved by less than 2% of organisations in the country. To meet this standard, we were assessed against roughly 170 criteria in areas such as the ownership of our school vision, staff well-being, training, opportunities for professional development, etc.
Our Motto, ‘I want to learn’ reflects a belief that motivation is the most important factor for achieving successes in education. We also know that interesting and challenging lessons, combined with a culture where educational success is valued and respected by all members of the school community will ensure that students remain focused on learning. Our success in achieving such a culture is undoubtedly the reason for the high academic standards and popularity of East Barnet School.
Behaviour and safety were judged to be outstanding at the last OFSTED inspection. Exclusions are relatively low and attendance is very high. However, the ethos of our school is more wide ranging and richer than these basic tenets. We aspire to develop in all our students the personal qualities which are required for successful adult lives, and to instil attitudes and behaviours that will help them to make a positive contribution to their communities and the wider world.
We are proud of being a true comprehensive school, where students throughout the ability range are able to achieve success. We celebrate our diversity and respect the heritage, religion and culture of all our students and staff.
A number of our members of staff have children who attend the school, and many were ex-students themselves. We therefore have a very strong community spirit and are committed to providing all our children with the best education possible.
East Barnet School may have a fabulous building, but it is the people that make it really special.