About Barnet

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The charm of this quiet north London suburb is that it has one foot in the town, the other in the countryside. From bustling Barnet High Street it is but a short walk to the open heath-land of Hadley Common with its duck ponds and hilltop views. You will find detached, semi-detached and terraced Victorian and Edwardian houses as well as 1920’s & 1930’s houses and bungalows.

Activities in Barnet

Barnet is all about golf! The area is surrounded by golf clubs such as South Herts in Links Drive, Totteridge; Hadley Wood in Beech Hill; Old Fold Manor in Old Fold Lane; Bridgedown in St Albans Road and Trent Park in Bramley Road, Enfield. Private club PureGym in East Barnet Road has a swimming pool.

Shopping in Barnet

Barnet’s high street is largely made of family run businesses and large corporates merged to form a unique blend of culture. The largest shopping complex is The Spires Shopping Centre that has a Waitrose, WH Smith, New look and many more.

All major banks such as Natwest, Barclays, HSBC & Santander are present on the high streets.

Restaurants in Barnet

What Barnet lacks in shopping it more than makes up for in restaurants and cafeterias. Some of the best restaurants around include The Orange Tree & The Gate Arkley are popular gastropubs, Spizzio is a great mediterranean restaurant, New Curry Central & Sun and Sand Lounge are spicy Indian eats.

There are also your favourites such as Pizza Express, Carluccio’s, Starbucks and Costa amongst many many options littered all over the area. 

Schools in Barnet

Almost all of Barnet’s primary & secondary schools are judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Below we have listed the schools in and around Barnet along with their Ofsted ranking. Click on the school ‘name’ to see important facts and figures about the school such as:

•  Ofsted Report

•  Number of pupils

•  Age Range

•  Pupil/Teacher Ratio

•  % of Pupils achieving Level 4 or Level 5 in maths, reading and writing

•  Happiness Rating

•  Average Point Score for Key Stage 2

•  Boarding Type

•  Scholarship Status

•  Pupils first language not English

+ How does the Ofstead ranking system work?

Grade 1 : Outstanding
An outstanding school is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs. This ensures that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

Grade 2 : Good
A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

Grade 3 : Requires improvement
A school that requires improvement is not yet a good school, but it is not inadequate. This school will receive a full inspection within 24 months from the date of this inspection.

Grade 4 : Inadequate
A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors. A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors.

NOTE: Private Schools do not have an Ofsted report however they do have an Independent Inspection Report (IIR) that is similar to the Ofsted report