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Admissions

Barnard Castle School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18.

The Admissions Team at Barnard Castle School is committed to ensuring that from the very first moment you make contact with us, you receive a prompt and bespoke response to your enquiry.

For some, the admissions process is familiar ground; others may be choosing a school for the first time. Whatever your particular circumstances or needs, we are here to help and advise.

We welcome requests to meet with either Mr Alan Stevens, Senior School Headmaster or Mr Carl Rycroft, Prep School Headmaster on a one to one basis to include a tour of the school by one of our pupils. To arrange this please contact Mrs Julia Simpson, Admissions Secretary on +44 (0)1833 696 030.

Pre-Prep - Reception to Year 2
Parents wishing for their children to join our Pre-Prep year groups, are invited to a personal tour of the School. Owing to demand for places, parents are encouraged to contact the School sooner rather than later to discuss registration and entry at this stage. Contact Mrs Julia Simpson to request a tour of the School >>

Prep School - Years 3 to 6
Children wishing to join the Prep School in Years 3 to 6 are asked to undergo a short series of tests in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning skills.

Entrance Day is usually held on the first Saturday in February for entry the following September. However, there are opportunities for pupils to join the School at other times during the academic year. Appropriate competence is required but, above all, we look for the potential to do well. Applications for Prep must be registered prior to Entrance Day and we welcome registration the year round. Register your child or children >>

Senior School - Years 7 to 10
As with the Prep School the Entrance Exams are held on the first Saturday in February for entry the following September into Years 7 to 10. Applications are welcome throughout the year but Scholarships are awarded in February after the Entrance Exams. Applications for Senior School must be registered prior to Entrance Day for candidates to be eligible to sit the Entrance Test. Register your child or children >>

Senior School - Sixth Form
The Entrance Exam for sixth form is usually held on the second Saturday in February for entry the following September. Admission is subject to an Entrance Exam followed by interviews with the relevant Heads of Department. The Entrance Exam will normally take place late January or early February. Offers of places are made subject to GCSE results. Applications for Sixth Form must be registered prior to 4th February for candidates to be eligible to sit the Entrance Test. Register your child or children >>

For further information contact Mrs Julia Simpson, Admissions Secretary on +44 (0)1833 696 030.