Prep Headmistress's Message
Barnard Castle Preparatory School is a happy and thriving IAPS day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11.
From their earliest years children are encouraged to enjoy the learning experience and develop their interests and talents in a caring and stimulating environment. The Preparatory School, situated adjacent to the Senior School site, retains its own distinct character whilst drawing on the excellent facilities of the wider School community.
We are committed to an education both in and out of the classroom, thereby enabling the academic, artistic, musical and physical potential of each child to flourish. The School is a warm, caring and happy one, where self-esteem and confidence are developed and grown. Our high quality teachers are passionate about their subjects, deeply committed to the School and keen to draw the best from each and every child. They have an excellent track record of preparing children for life at Senior School and beyond and offer an extensive extra-curricular activities programme to suit all children.
Boarding at Barnard Castle Preparatory School is highly rewarding, made popular by the full and flexi-boarding options that are available. The enjoyable boarding experience further enriches the children’s time with us.
We hope that you too will discover the qualities and opportunities Barnard Castle Preparatory School has to offer and encourage you to visit us to find out more.
Prep School Headmistress