Gracefully positioned at the heart of the school estate, Chapel plays a central role in the daily life of the school and represents its Christian foundation. It is a place of daily and weekly prayer, and witness to all the moods of community life – from the exuberant end-of-term ‘Nailing Up’ ceremonies and Prep School Nativities to reverent observance of Remembrance Sunday; from the annual Founders’ Day service to harvest and Christmas celebrations.

Both Prep School and Senior School pupils take an active role In Chapel, whether that is in one of the many school choirs, giving a reading or a prayer or even delivering an Assembly.

The Chapel opened in 1912 and, in addition to being a vibrant contributor to school life today, also commemorates former staff and the Old Barnardians and masters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Generations of Old Barnardians return for special occasions and requests for OB weddings and baptisms are commonplace, such is their affection for Chapel.