The Henrietta Barnett School A GSG School
- The Henrietta Barnett School
- Head: Mrs Del Cooke
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- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Barnet
- Pupils: 742
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: September, July
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th December 2007
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th December 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Even a mention of the word ‘discipline’ will get you a blank look among pupils (‘Why would you play up?’ one said, genuinely bemused), whilst any occasional quirkiness that’s perhaps inevitable among such an academic bunch is accepted as normal...
What the school says...
Entrance criteria as follows: Year 7 entry: the first stage is a cognitive ability entrance examination in the November before proposed entry. The second stage is a mathematics and English examination for the top performers in the first test, in the January before proposed entry. No interview. Sixth Form: based upon GCSE grades, entrants require 6 A grades and A grades in the subjects they intend to study. No interview.
Converted to an academy 2012. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Speech & Drama at an English Grammar School (VRQ Level 1)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide saysEven a mention of the word ‘discipline’ will get you a blank look among pupils (‘Why would you play up?’ one said, genuinely bemused), whilst any occasional quirkiness that’s perhaps inevitable among such an academic bunch is accepted as normal and certainly never teased. ‘A few weeks ago, a whole class came out of art with painted-on moustaches and top hats from drama – it was so HBS,’ laughed one girl.
Since September 2014, Mrs Del Cooke BSc MBA NPQH (50s), previously head of Sir William Perkins’s School in Surrey. Maths graduate with MBA in educational management, her broad experience covers the comprehensive system, sixth form college, adult education and boarding at Cranleigh, where she was head of maths, housemistress and finally deputy head. Although relatively new, she is increasingly seen as the embodiment of
Special Education Needs
We have a small number of students with mild or moderate special educational needs. Our SENCo co-ordinates our response in consultation with subject staff and year co-ordinators. We work with outside agencies and get additional support where needed from the local authority. We do not have any students with statements. Limitations due to the nature of our historic buildings make our school currently unsuitable for students with significant physical disabilities. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|