Education Strategy

Education Strategy for Barnet

Barnet is well known for the quality of its schools and overall, Barnet’s children and young people have a lot to celebrate.

A very high proportion of Barnet’s children and young people have access to a good or outstanding school compared to elsewhere in the country, attainment of children at the end of primary and secondary school is among the best in the country and a high proportion of Barnet young people go on to university.

We need to ensure that all of Barnet’s children and young people benefit and make progress and that our local offer is appropriate and broad enough to meet the full range of needs and interests of all our young people as they transition into adulthood.

Our partnership approach is set out in our Education Strategy for Barnet 2013/14-2015/16 that provides a framework for schools, education providers and others to work together to achieve the ambition set out in Barnet’s Children and Young People Plan.

Further information is also included in the Education of children and young people in Barnet schools Annual report to Parents March 2014

Raising Participation Age

It is the Government’s policy that from 2013, all young people will be expected to stay in some form of learning until they are 17. This will increase to age 18 by 2015. 

Students currently in Year 11 will be the first year to have to participate until they are age 17. Those in Year 10 will need to stay in learning until they are 18.

For more information visit the Raising Participation Age web page on Barnet Online.