Pupils from overseas add richness, dynamism, high academic performance and diversity to our school community and we welcome enquiries from agents and any families living overseas who are interested in a traditional English boarding school education.

We work with a number of agents and educational consultants across the world to recruit pupils who would benefit from an education at Barnard Castle School and to provide prospective pupils with information and advice.

Barney offers overseas students a safe, thriving community in which to improve their English and receive a first class, all-round education. In recent years we have welcomed pupils from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Zambia, Ukraine, Denmark, Spain and India and typically have 20 nationalities represented in the school.

We are delighted to consider students who have a good understanding of English and who hope to go on to study at a university in the UK or abroad.

For further information about applications and agents’ fees, or for any questions, contact Nicola Slater, our International Registrar on Tel: +44(0)1833 696030 or email:

Agents working on our behalf overseas include:

Barbara Glasmacher Internationale Schulberatungs GmbH
Euro-Internats-und Bildungsberatung
Petra Heinemann Internationale Schulberatung
Riedenauer Education

Petra Heinemann Internationale Schulberatung
Sejours Home Abroad


Barbara Glasmacher Internationale Schulberatungs GmbH
von Bülow Education

Hong Kong

British United Education Services Ltd (Hong Kong)
Go Overseas Education Services Ltd

Aston Herencia
English Schools Up

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"When we look for a boarding school to partner with there are some basic points we, as all families, take into consideration: good education, qualified teachers, facilities, sport opportunities, location…but there is one aspect that is more difficult to quantify and that for more than ten years BCNGROUPS' students have found at Barnard Castle School: its nurturing environment. At Barney, all the members of the school have made our students feel at home, and this is something we will always be grateful for." Beatriz Carbonell Sen, BCNGROUPS Educational Consulting