Arrange a Visit
We invite all families who are interested in Barnard Castle School to come and enjoy a personalised visit. We welcome requests to meet with either the Headmaster, Mr Tony Jackson, or Mrs Laura Turner, Headmistress of the Prep School, and to be taken on a tour of the school by pupils. For prospective day pupils, visits typically take 1.5 hours; for boarding pupils, it is nearer 2 hours as your visit will include a tour of the boarding house and a chance to meet the boarding Houseparent.
To arrange your visit, please contact our Registrar on:
+44 (0)1833 696 030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The entrance exam dates for 2020 admissions are provisionally booked in for the below:
Saturday 1 February 2020 for Year 7-10 year group entry
Saturday 8 February 2020 for Sixth Form entry
We hold a number of open events and opportunities for families to visit informally, although we recommend that you book an appointment in advance.
Open Events 2019
Open Morning, Senior and Sixth Form
Saturday 5 October 2019, 9.30 – 11.30am
Bridging the Gap
This is an opportunity for all Year 6 students joining Year 7 in the following September to meet their peers, this is being held on Saturday 7 March 2020. The students spend a couple of hours at school in an exciting science lesson and in their choice of art, music or sports classes. Parents are invited to stay and have a coffee and chat with staff and students and, if they wish, go on a tour of the school.
As well as welcoming parents and children on a personal tour of the school, we are happy to offer ‘taster days’ to give pupils a first-hand experience of what the school is like. As well as joining lessons, they can try some of the many activities available. Boarders, including children who may take up flexi boarding, are very welcome to spend an evening or weekend with us.
Pupils currently taking their GCSEs who would like to see what Sixth Form life is like at the school are welcome to shadow one of our pupils already in the Lower Sixth. Wherever possible we will arrange for pupils to join lessons in their chosen A Level subjects.
New pupils’ Day
This is held in June and is an opportunity for new pupils across all the year groups to meet their peers and their Housemaster/Mistress. They spend the day in school. Parents are invited to use the opportunity to ask any questions of school staff.
New parents’ reception
The new pupils’ and parents’ at Prep School from Year 1 – 6 are invited into School for an Introduction meeting on the first day of term in September. Reception pupils’ and parents’ are invited into School on the afternoon of the day before the start of term.
The new pupils’ and parents’ at Senior School meet the evening before term starts, to follow on from their induction at the end of the Trinity Term, and it is an opportunity to ask any final questions as well as mingle with other new parents’ and pupils’ before term begins.