Barnard Castle School aims to develop multi-dimensional, open-minded and resilient young adults. We aim to do this by encouraging the abilities of all our students in a wide variety of spheres, within and outside the classroom.

We currently offer an extensive Barney Scholarship Programme with scholars across Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

The basis of all our teaching, coaching and guidance is underpinned by the lasting relationships formed between students and teachers. We are also passionate about supporting students who show potential in specific areas through the presentation of scholarship awards at different stages of their development; either through participation in the scholars’ programme, the receipt of financial assistance, or both.

Barnard Castle School and Sixth Form is committed to widening access to the benefits of our excellent, all-round education through the provision of financial assistance. If required, financial assistance in the form of a Means Tested Bursary (MTB) is available at any point in a child’s career, including on admission.

For further information, please download our Scholarships booklet here:

You can also liaise with Mr M T Pepper, Head of the Barney Scholarship Programme on or Mrs Bronwyn Huddleston, Registrar on