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Prep Headmaster's Message

The Prep School is an integral part of Barnard Castle School. Situated adjacent to the Senior School site, we have the benefit of retaining our own distinct character whilst drawing on the excellent facilities of the wider school community. Well qualified, caring teachers oversee a balanced curriculum which is enhanced by a wealth of opportunities for participation in sporting, musical, artistic and dramatic events.

The atmosphere in the Prep School is warm, friendly, supportive and encouraging. The children are polite, well mannered and keen to learn. The high standard of behaviour supports the learning process and we encourage the children to try their best at everything, no matter how challenging.

I hope that this website gives you an idea of the opportunities on offer; however, a school is best understood by a visit to see it in action. If you have not yet visited the Prep School please contact us for an appointment. I would be delighted to show you around and introduce you to the pupils.

Carl Rycroft
Headmaster of Prep School