Barnard Castle School

About Barnard Castle School

Daily life at Barney – as our school is affectionately known – is characterised by an inclusive, friendly family atmosphere where children feel part of a purposeful community and are able to excel both inside and outside the classroom. We promote a sense of pride, endeavour and tremendous fun within a nurturing environment, supported by first class facilities and resulting in an excellent academic record.

Our pupils are wonderful, creative, confident, compassionate and polite young people who are full of humour and spirit, supported by dedicated staff who know and value each and every one as an individual.

Type of School Co-educational
Number of Pupils 660
Pupils Prep 191
International Boarders 15%
Age Range 4 - 18
Religious Tradition Inter-denominational with a non-conformist Christian foundation
Distance from Airports

Newcastle International Airport – 61.8 miles (1 hour 17 minutes by car)

Distance from London

About 5 hours by car

School Links

Barnard Castle Preparatory School

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level , Pre-University, Additional English for overseas students

Co-Curricular Programmes

In addition to timetabled sports, there is an extensive after school activity programme, including performance sports, such as dressage. There is an extensive range of clubs and activities, creative arts, trips and expeditions, as well as CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and Duke of Edinburgh Awards programmes.