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Barnard Castle School, UK

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About Barnard Castle School, UK, England

Barnard Castle School is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for boys and girls from the local area, throughout the United Kingdom and the world. Grounded in Christian values, we provide an environment where each child is nurtured and encouraged to develop to their full potential. We celebrate success within and beyond the classroom in a close community, bound by a spirit of endeavour, compassion and enjoyment in everything we do. We believe that boys and girls learn to live and work together best in an unpretentious, open and respectful atmosphere, as befits our school’s foundation and values.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all, promoting academic rigour and the rewards of endeavour, the wonder of discovery and the richness that comes from an aptitude for life-long learning. Equally essential to the success of our boys and girls is the development of confidence, integrity, resilience and teamwork, which are learned in a range of sports and a wealth of cultural and co-curricular activities. Pupils also learn a sense of duty, selflessness and the importance of community.

Our nurturing environment ensures that every child will find his or her niche here and have the opportunity to embrace new challenges in an atmosphere of supportive encouragement. We believe in giving our children space to enjoy their childhood without pressure to grow up too quickly. As they progress though the school, pupils develop and exercise leadership in a caring, collaborative and dynamic relationship with their peers, teachers and house parents.

Our Values

At the heart of all that we do lie the values of Barnard Castle School which, since 1883, have been:

  • Endeavour
  • Community
  • Integrity
  • Enjoyment
  • Compassion
  • Duty

Our Aims

Barnard Castle School aims to:

  • Offer a broad curriculum in order to achieve knowledge, enjoyment of learning, and the acquisition of skills necessary to be responsible members of society;
  • Encourage academic enrichment and the development of curiosity, teaching how, rather than what, to think;
  • Ensure that each child fulfils their academic potential at each stage of their education;
  • Promote the value of application, perseverance, initiative, independent thought and co-operation;
  • Promote a community which values honesty, mutual respect, enjoyment, service and good citizenship, placing an emphasis on leadership;
  • Prepare children for the next stage in their lives, whatever that may be.


The Kenneth King Centre
Our state-of-the-art study and learning centre opened in 2016 and is Teesdale’s only conference facility. Providing an outstanding study and social space for our Sixth Form during term time, its versatility in layout and function can be adapted to meet a range of needs, from small private meetings or round-table board meetings to seminars, presentations with break-out areas, arts events requiring exhibition space and social gatherings.

Blending traditional character with high-tech features, the centre is flooded with natural light, is spacious and airy, boasts excellent acoustics.Its features include:

  • 3 high specification, air-conditioned meeting rooms with the option of theatre-style, classroom-style or boardroom configurations
  • Central area for open plan function, reception or presentation area with sociable booth seating
  • Ground and first floor mezzanine break-out areas
  • Touch screen projectors
  • Ceiling-mounted projectors and audio visual facilities in all spaces
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground floor work area – 8 PC work stations, printer and photocopier
  • First floor mezzanine work area – 14 desk areas and central work table
  • Intelligent lockers with biometric security for storing and charging laptops and mobile telephones
  • Integrated sound system with the option to link to the main space with meeting rooms
  • USB charging ports on every power point
  • Fully-fitted kitchen facilities with servery
  • Disabled access including a lift to first floor
  • Private entrance and courtyard that can be used for drinks receptions and/or break-out area
  • Ample free parking.

Room configurations and features:

Meeting Room 1 & 2 combined
Lecture style – 50 with interactive white board
Boardroom including centre seats – 30
Formal boardroom – 22
Classroom style – 24

Meeting room 1
Lecture style – 20 with interactive white board
Formal boardroom – 16
Classroom – 8

Meeting room 2
Lecture style – 20-25
Formal boardroom – 16
Classroom – 8

Meeting room 3
Classroom – 18
Solid boardroom – 18
Lecture style with interactive white board – 40

Central area
100-120 lecture space
50 soft seating
75 for table study (approx. 16 per table)
Reception area
Large, drop-down projection or TV screen
Public access IT workstations
Distributed sound
Access to kitchen and servery
Radio mic

Kitchen area
Cold water fountain
Fridge/freezer/commercial dishwasher with 3-minute cycle
3 kitchen stations – one with combi-oven, microwave and separate hob; two with oven, hob and microwave
Zip boiler
Glass-front fridge for bar service
Servery to central area.

Victorian panelled dining room – capacity 200
Located within the oldest part of the school building dating back to 1883, our magnificent dining room offers a unique and atmospheric setting for functions such as a drinks reception, buffet lunch or sit-down dinner. The room can be laid out to suit specific requirements and our experienced serving staff can be available to support your event.

The Estate and Grounds
Our 50 acres of gardens, fields, pitches and both indoor and outdoor sports facilities offer the ideal venue for office or industry ‘away days’ for team building, coaching or simply to meet in a peaceful and inspiring environment.

Our sports and leisure facilities include:

  • Sports hall
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Grass rugby, football, rounders pitches
  • Astro-turf pitches
  • Cricket pitch, nets and pavilion
  • Fitness suite
  • Dance studio

We are lucky to be based in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain with the River Tees and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep. Our events team can provide information and recommendations on all that our area has to offer should you wish to extend your stay or make use of the natural landscape and leisure pursuits around us.

Overnight Accommodation – capacity 190
With a range of single, double, triple and dormitory-style bedrooms – some with en suite bathrooms – we are uniquely placed in the area to be able to offer overnight accommodation to large numbers of delegates or guests. The school works especially well for those wishing to consider a residential course; many educational visits have enjoyed Barnard Castle School’s facilities over the years.


Barnard Castle School was founded as a boarding school more than 130 years ago and since then we have gained decades of experience in providing the outstanding care, comfort and camaraderie required to ensure our boarders excel. From our youngest boarding boys and girls in Year 3 to Sixth Formers and international students, our 200-strong boarding community is rich in diversity and makes a significant contribution to the life of the school.

Families choose boarding for a number of reasons unique to their circumstances – parents’ work commitments that take them away from home; a chance to avoid lengthy daily travel to and from school and create valuable time for activities or prep; a first taste of independent living as preparation for university; and the experience of life in a different country are just some of the reasons. As well as providing full time boarding, flexi and occasional boarding is available as we seek to meet the demands and different needs of individual families.

Common across our boarding houses is the chance for students to make lifelong friendships and enjoy experiences together as part of a close-knit community within a socially-stimulating and stable environment. The structure of organised nightly prep is appreciated by many and can enhance academic performance, but as well as creating time to study, boarding is tremendous fun with plenty of varied activities and optional trips every Sunday after a traditional roast lunch.

Our boarding house masters and mistresses are extremely dedicated; for them caring for and supporting their boarders is paramount and they ably and enthusiastically fulfil the role of in loco parentis. Boarding does not necessarily mean long separation from family and friends outside school. Exeat weekends punctuate each half-term and parents are welcome to attend Chapel services, to watch our regular musical and dramatic productions and to join pupils pitch-side at sporting fixtures throughout the year.

There are four boarding houses:

  • Old Courts – for Prep School boarders
  • Longfield – for Senior girls
  • York – for Senior boys
  • Northumberland – for Senior boys


Each Senior house has its own identity and the boarders are proud to represent their house in a broad range of house competitions throughout the school year.


  • Academic development and ensuring every child reaches their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum and excellent teaching in a nurturing environment is at the heart of the Prep School. The academic life of the school is overseen by the Headmistress and the Director of Studies. Ongoing assessment is relevant and pupil progress is tracked in order to inform future teaching and learning goals.
  • A combination of traditional and modern teaching methods supported by a wide range of resources, co-curricular activities and outstanding facilities ensure learning is engaging and enjoyable, with each child encouraged and supported to succeed to the best of their ability.
  • Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are predominantly taught by their class teacher and have specialist teachers for Music, PE and French. As the children progress into Year 3 and beyond subjects are taught increasingly by specialist teachers with access to a wide range of facilities to ensure cross-curricular links. Years 5 and 6 are academically set for both Mathematics and English.
  • As part of the PE and Games curriculum, Pre-Prep children develop their balance, jumping, hopping, running and throwing skills. Swimming is timetabled for one term in each academic year. In Prep, children have swimming, PE and games lessons which concentrate on our major team sports of rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey and rounders, as well as athletics and gymnastics.

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