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 our 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 a member of our Admissions Team on: +44 (0)1833 696 030 or email:

Entrance Exams

The entrance exam dates for 2024 admissions are to be confirmed. Further details will be provided in due course.

We hold a number of open events and opportunities for families to visit informally, although we recommend that you book an appointment in advance.

Induction Day
This is typically held in September before the start of the Michaelmas Term 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
New pupils and their parents of 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 prior to the start of term.