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Barnard Castle Senior School

Barnard Castle Senior School is a friendly community, one which looks to reward achievement in every aspect of the pupils’ busy and productive lives.

Academic achievement lies at the heart of what we do.

We expect high standards of discipline and intellectual focus in the classroom, and we track pupil progress against national benchmarks and our own responsive assessment arrangements.

If you are considering a School for your son or daughter we would be delighted to show you round.

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Academic

First-rate teaching by passionate professionals in their field leads to academic success year in year out

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Pastoral

Our most recent Ofsted report recognised our pastoral care as a real strength of the School

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Boarding Houses

Our girls’ and boys’ houses develop pupils’ independence in a supportive, friendly environment

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Day Houses

Every day eight coaches bus in hundreds of eager children living within an hour’s radius of the School

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The Arts

From musicals to plays, from orchestras to rock groups, from chapel choirs to contemporary dance, the arts are thriving at Barney

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Activities

Described as ‘oustanding’ by Ofsted, over 100 activities are offered every year, as well as countless trips and excursions

Our daughter was moved to Barnard Castle School because she had been continually bullied at her previous school. She is so happy, settled in from day one without a backward glance, which makes us very regretful that we didn't move her at the first signs of trouble.
Mr and Mrs N Hardy

Year 10 Field Day

Year 10 Field Day

Preparation for the ranges

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Question Time

Question Time

Students meet David Dimbleby

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Journey's End

Journey's End

In memory of our fallen

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S/W Durham Schools' X-country

S/W Durham Schools' X-country

Over 200 runners

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Durham Gala Theatre

Durham Gala Theatre

Inaugural Gala concert

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