How to Apply – International

Overseas students are very welcome, are fully integrated into all aspects of school life and contribute to our rich diversity.

Prospective international applicants are assessed either direct or via one of our agents or consultants. For those families considering Barnard Castle School we request the following:
A handwritten letter of application from the candidate – about 200 words in English to include details about why they want to study in England, what their extra-curricular interests are and, for Sixth Form candidates, their likely AS level choices and the candidate’s last two school reports translated into English.

After reviewing this information we will indicate whether we have a place available and will then invite you to send:

  • A completed Registration Form, which can be downloaded here: Registration Form
  • A registration fee (£150 for non UK residents)
  • A copy of the candidate’s Birth Certificate and passport

We encourage families to visit the school for interview where possible, however, candidates may be interviewed in their own country by Skype or by telephone.

Any parents with questions can contact our Registrar on: Tel: +44 (0)1833 696 030 or email

"Being a boarder at Barney has made me prosper both socially and academically. I never seem to find time for idleness, and I've mastered the art of balancing responsibilities, academia, physical activities and social life. The line between discipline and enjoyment is hard to walk, but Barney sure knows how to." Veljko Jovicic, Old Barnardian and former Head of International Boarding