Located in the stunning countryside of Northern England, Barnard Castle School (or ‘Barney’, as we are affectionately known) welcomes students from all over the world, with more than 20 nationalities currently represented throughout our School.

Our dedicated and caring boarding staff provide continued support for all international students, possessing many years’ experience looking after children of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Each international student is assigned a tutor upon arriving at Barney, who will be available to discuss any issues a pupil may have and offer guidance and support.

All overseas students fully integrate into every aspect of Barney life and contribute to our rich diversity, regardless if they are a long or short-term international boarder. For details about our long and short-term boarding options, visit the links on this page.

Barney’s wide-ranging and popular co-curricular offering is a big part of School life, and our international students take advantage of our excellent facilities and vast grounds when taking part in activities. From CCF and Sport to Music, Drama and House Competitions, there are activities for everyone at Barney. Our boarding staff also arrange regular ‘fun days’ and trips for our boarders on weekends.

If you are interested in applying to Barnard Castle School, contact our International Registrar, Mrs Nicola Slater, or a member of our Admissions Team on 01833 696095 or They will be able to guide you through the process and answer any questions that you may have.

Further details of our International Admissions process can be found here.

You may also wish to view/download our latest materials, which provide an insight into Barney here.

Mrs N J Slater
International Registrar
"I’ve really enjoyed my time at Barney and while I’ve been here, I’ve learned that all you need in life is a bit of confidence, which the school has given me." Current international student