As the name suggests, our origins lie in East Barnet Grammar School, which was founded in 1937 as East Barnet Modern School. It later changed to East Barnet Secondary School, before becoming a Grammar School in the late 1940s. In 1971, following the introduction of comprehensive education, the school was reorganised under the name of East Barnet Senior High School. Finally, in 1976, the school adopted its current name of East Barnet School. The old school was demolished in 2010 and a new school built on the landscaped site. A 75th Anniversary School Reunion is planned for the weekend of the 23rd/24th June 2012; follow the Reunion link above for details.
The Association dates from an inaugural meeting held in 1941, but it was not until after the war that it began to flourish, beginning with regular monthly dances at the School. As membership grew so new sections were formed. These ranged from football, hockey and archery for the sporting minded, to a revue section, music appreciation societies and a rambling club for those whose interests lay elsewhere. Only a few of these have survived and today the Association comprises a vibrant football section for men, woman and youth, a golf society and a freemason's lodge. Membership is open to anyone, and no longer restricted to those who attended the School.
The EBOG clubhouse and sports ground is located at the end of Alan Drive, off Mays Lane, in Barnet. Contact names and full information on each of the sections can be found by following the menu links above.
Ebog is self-funding, with our income predominantly coming from membership fees, bar sales and the 100 Club. The organiser of the 100 Club is Rick Smyth, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 3 cash prizes every month and you can join for only £12/year.
To join the Association, please contact Tony Dos Santos at email@example.com
The Old Scholars of the School, who are these days located all over the world, keep in touch via a quarterly newsletter, reunions and the web site. The editor of the newsletter is Brian Pritchard, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org; contributions are warmly received. Both the latest and previous editions of the newsletter are available on the Ebog website. Distribution is primarily via email; you are asked to make a one-off payment of £35 if you wish to receive a paper copy, to cover postage and stationery.
Photos of reunions, which are often held at the Clubhouse, can be found on the Ebog website. Should you wish to organize a reunion, the Association can help you.