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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

We have had two sons, different in nature and outlook, through the prep and senior school and both have been given the opportunity to thrive at Barnard Castle School.'
Simon and Kim Bainbridge

Open Day 17th May

Open Day 17th May

An opportunity to see Barney in action

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Harry Potter - but not as you know it

Harry Potter - but not as you know it

Our very own Hogwartz

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May Day Sports Day

May Day Sports Day

All welcome

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Science success

Science success

Students receive awards

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U19 National Schools Netball Finals

U19 National Schools Netball Finals

Top 18 nationally

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