London Borough of Barnet

Schools and education news

Consultation on the future delivery of Barnet Council’s Education and Skills service is now open.

Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Barnet Council is consulting on new ways to deliver the Council’s Education and Skills support services.

Students shine at official opening of the Orion Primary School and Gold Star Centre

Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Hundreds of students gave their new school a ringing endorsement during its official opening ceremony (24th September).

Expanded primary schools welcome new children

Published on Monday 15 September 2014

Construction work has been completed for five newly expanded primary schools in Barnet as the council continues to cope with extra demand for school places.

Barnet’s schools record impressive GCSE results

Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Provisional GCSE results from 20 of the borough’s 23 secondary schools indicate that they have once again performed above the national average.

Barnet A Level Results

Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Provisional A level results from 11 out of 19 Barnet schools show that students are on track to maintain the outstanding level of performance they achieved last year.

Barnet young citizen sits on Parliament Youth Select Committee

Published on Monday 7 July 2014

A Friern Barnet School teenager has secured a place on the prestigious Youth Select Committee in the House of Commons.

Northgate School chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Published on Monday 12 May 2014

Northgate School in Edgware has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.

Pupils have stars in their eyes as they take a tour of the new Orion School

Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Year 6 children got a sneak peek of their classrooms during a tour of the new Orion School this week.

Minister gives Barnet schools ‘top marks’

Published on Friday 14 February 2014

Nine Barnet schools are celebrating after receiving letters of congratulation from the Schools Minister, David Laws MP.

Disused playing fields to be brought back into public use

Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Two free schools in Barnet look set to bring disused playing fields back into public use after two decisions at Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night (16 December).

Foulds school receives special award for ‘Walking the Walk’

Published on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Children at Foulds Primary School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award for promoting green and safe journeys to and from school.

Mayor visits site of new Millbrook Park Primary

Published on Thursday 24 October 2013

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Melvin Cohen, has taken a tour of the borough’s newest primary school.

Inspirational new project kicks off

Published on Monday 30 September 2013

Barnet FC Community Trust has teamed up with Barnet Council to help young people in a new project called “Barnet Unites Kicks” (BUK).

Barnet School Sport Awards 2013

Published on Friday 20 September 2013

The best sporting talent from Barnet schools attended the 2013 Barnet School Sport Awards evening on Thursday 19th September at Saracens home ground Allianz Park.

‘Colossal effort’ provides 465 new Barnet reception places

Published on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Continuing high demand for primary places has led to another record-breaking year for Barnet’s new starters.

GCSE grades show that Barnet schools are still among the best in England

Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Barnet’s secondary schools have consolidated their reputation as some of the best in the country.

Talented young artist scoops prestigious Fourth Plinth Award

Published on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Artistic Malik Crooks is celebrating after learning his image of the Queen driving the tube has won first prize in a London-wide competition.

Four in five pupils receive first choice primary school

Published on Thursday 18 April 2013

Barnet Council officers have been working closely with the whole school community to create hundreds of additional primary school places this September.

Council’s annual Careers Fair points way ahead to employment

Published on Monday 11 March 2013

Are you are thinking of a career working with children and young people? This Thursday's Jobs and Careers Fair on 14 March will offer information and opportunities for volunteering

Mini MasterChef cooks up a storm in Barnet

Published on Thursday 7 March 2013

11 year old Barnet schoolboy TJ (Terence) Dobson got his just desserts when he received a citation from the Mayor this week (5 March).

Barnet’s new UK Youth Parliament members voted in amid congratulations

Published on Tuesday 5 March 2013

A record number of voters have elected Barnet’s latest representatives into the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).

Grant to Barnet school is sweet music to students’ ears

Published on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Barnet’s young musical students will hit the high notes this year with an independent charity funding music partnership helping them develop their talent.

Barnet confirms a secondary school place for every child

Published on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Barnet Council has sent out offer letters to every parent in the borough who applied on-time for a secondary school place for their child.

Council agrees sale of Stanley Road playing fields to Archer Academy

Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night approved the sale of Stanley Road playing fields in East Finchley to The Archer Academy.

Council submits plans for Mill Hill East Primary and five school expansions

Published on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Barnet Council has submitted planning applications for six primary schools across the borough.

Barnet primary schools ranked second nationally

Published on Tuesday 27 November 2012

Councillor Andrew Harper, Barnet Council cabinet member for Education, Children and Families has welcomed Ofsted’s ratings for school performance by borough.

35,000 Snowdrop bulbs now planted in memory of child victims of the Holocaust

Published on Monday 12 November 2012

Pupils from Colindale Primary School have joined the Mayor of Barnet in an annual ceremony to plant snowdrop bulbs in commemoration of those children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Barnet secondary school set to unveil plans for new teaching block

Published on Tuesday 9 October 2012

A Barnet secondary school is set to unveil plans for a new teaching block as part of the council’s secondary school expansion scheme.

19 new classes to cope with primary school demand in Barnet

Published on Thursday 6 September 2012

All reception class children whose parents applied for a Barnet school place by January’s deadline have been offered a place in a school, confirms the Council Leader, Councillor Richard Cornelius.

Barnet’s schools record impressive GCSE results

Published on Friday 24 August 2012

Provisional GCSE results from 14 of the borough’s 20 secondary schools indicate that they have once again performed above the national average.

Barnet schools A level results above national average

Published on Monday 20 August 2012

Provisional A level results from 13 out of 18 Barnet schools show that the borough’s schools continue to remain well above the national average.

New funding is music to the ears

Published on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Ever dreamt of learning to sing or play a musical instrument as a child? Thanks to a new round of funding, this dream could be a reality for all Barnet children.

Young gardeners encouraged to dig deep

Published on Monday 14 May 2012

Eager young gardeners in Barnet schools are being given the opportunity to show off their green fingers as part of a new gardening competition.

Reception places offered to 99 per cent of pupils

Published on Wednesday 18 April 2012

Barnet Council has been working with the whole school community again this year to create an additional 450 reception places in order to meet 'unprecedented’ demand.

Ofsted praise council’s safeguarding and looked after children services

Published on Monday 27 February 2012

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have rated Barnet’s safeguarding and looked after children services as ‘good’ following their inspection earlier this year.

Barnet SATs results in top five nationally

Published on Wednesday 21 December 2011

Barnet’s schools have once again achieved a top five position nationally for Key Stage 2 exam results.