Bursaries and Scholarships

A ‘Barney’ education inspires minds, opens doors and builds self-confidence. We offer a unique learning environment and seek to embrace, reward and nurture outstanding talent and exceptional potential in our children.

We recognise that for some talented young people, access to independent education may be curtailed by the constraints of family finances. Barnard Castle School is committed to facilitating access to our nurturing community and first class environment for gifted children, in whom great potential has been identified. Hundreds of children have benefited from our bursary programme over the years and, in turn, their contribution and success has enriched the life of the school.

To help fulfil this potential, we welcome support towards our bursary provision, a benefit for pupils and their families that we are aiming to expand significantly through our Foundation. We want to offer more bursary places for our pupils and hope to find individuals who would like to sponsor a full or part time bursary for a pupil who would not otherwise be able to join us and benefit from a ‘Barney’ education.

Gifted and talented children excel at our school and many current pupils represent their school, county, region or country in a variety of academic and sporting endeavours. For those children demonstrating exceptional performance in entrance examinations, sport and the arts, we award academic scholarships and exhibitions.

To support our Bursary programme, please contact our Development Office.