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Barnard Castle School

Address: Barnard Castle School Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8UN
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Description Barnard Castle School

  • Location Barnard Castle School: Durham, United Kingdom
  • Age: 7-18 years;
  • Programs: Junior, GCSE , A-level, High school;
  • Number of students: 725;
  • Foundation year: 1883;
  • Type of training: joint.

Barnard Castle School is a prestigious guesthouse, known far beyond the county of Durham. The school is located in one of the most beautiful places in the Foggy Albion - the Tisdale Valley. From Barnard Castle School close to major cities - Bedford and Leeds. Manchester is 2 hours away from the campus.

The school, founded in the XIX century, is actively developing. The school was created as a boarding school for boys. Today, both children of both sexes study here. They receive knowledge in a typical British atmosphere. Studies take place in the buildings of the Victorian era, rest - in the English gardens on campus.

The school accepts foreigners on board from the age of 7. Most often boys and girls come to study at 7, 11, 13 and 16 years.

Traditional Christian values are promoted in the hostel. But the school is opened for representatives of any faiths.

Entry conditions

Each applicant must be proficient in English at a level sufficient to master the curriculum. To enter the school, you must present the appropriate certificate. Also from the applicant you need:

an extract about academic results for 2 years;

motivation letter;

recommendations of subject teachers (mathematics, English), class teacher.

Also recommended for the creative, sporting, scientific achievements of the child.

Academic Programs

Barnard Castle School gives its students a high-quality education. This is regularly confirmed by the results of graduates in examinations. Annually, more than half of the students receive A-Level grades according to the A-Level.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Barnard Castle School

Program name

Junior students (4 - 11 years) in Barnard Castle School study no more than 20 students per class. Teachers use traditional and advanced techniques. But first of all in the junior school an atmosphere is created in which children are liberated, learn to speak before the class, do not be afraid to express their point of view.

The main subjects in junior school are mathematics, grammar, physical education, French. From year to year, the format of lessons is changing. Additional lessons, electives are included in the program.

Tuition fees: 6397 pounds (3+ years) - 8,670 pounds (7-11 years) in the trimester.

Secondary school, 11-15 years.

The first years (7 - 9 class) students study English, mathematics, humanities, natural sciences, foreign language (optional). At this stage, children are identified with their academic priorities, are preparing for the selection of disciplines for the GCSE. In the 7th to 9th grade, students are certified each month (in individual subjects every 5 weeks).

GCSE (10-11 class) provides for the study of a large number of general subjects. These include English, literature, mathematics, a foreign language (Spanish, German, French), physics, chemistry, biology. Also, students attend IT classes. The knowledge received on them is compulsory for those entering universities. In addition to compulsory subjects, other disciplines are also being studied. The choice is offered: in-depth French, religious studies, physical education, Latin, music, communication and information technologies, history, geography, design technologies, classical civilizations, business, art. Two GCSE subjects are not exam papers. These are video games and personal, social, physical education.

Tuition fees: 8,670 pounds in the trimester.

A-Level (12-13 class - senior classes) allows students to plan their own training. Lessons at this stage take place mainly in the format of university lectures, seminars and workshops. Students in grade 12 are studying 4 target subjects. In 13 their number can be reduced to 3.

Choose disciplines from the extensive list. Students at the A-Level can study English and literature, mathematics, higher mathematics, art, classics (history, Latin), chemistry, biology, business, design and technology, modern languages, politics, history, geography, economics, philosophy and ethics, Physical culture, music, theater.

Tuition fees: 8,670 pounds per term.

Accommodation and food

The school offers different conditions for the placement of children and adolescents. Students 7 - 11 years old live in Old Courts. The residence occupies a central position on the campus. Accommodation here is offered 1 - 3-bed.

Students 11 - 18 years old live in three residences, of which 1 - female. Students in grades 7-11 are offered a double occupancy. Senior students occupy separate apartments.

Each residence has self-study, rest, kitchen. Wi-Fi is available in all student buildings.

Three meals a day is offered. The menu - British, European dishes.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, design and technology, economics, English, English literature, ethics, French, geography, German, history, History of civilizations of the world, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, policy, Spanish, theater
Events list: Athletics, cricket, football, rugby, Swimming in the pool

Events Barnard Castle School

Children of all educational levels do not have to be bored at their leisure. Sports fans are waiting for the section of rugby, hockey, track and field, swimming, tennis, netball, squash, lacrosse, badminton, football, cricket and golf. Also there are classes on cross-country. With the children there are professional trainers. Medical services for athletes are provided by a sports therapist.

Music, theater studio are waiting for creative personalities. They have professional equipment. An art studio also invites students to take classes.

The entertainment program of the school includes visits to events in different cities of England, sightseeing tours, quizzes, competitions, show programs and much more.


  • The boarding school Barnard Castle Skull attracts attention with its location. The Tisdale Valley is a unique natural area. It is not just picturesque and rich in colors in any of the seasons of the year. There are protected places here, and quite near are the famous historical monuments in England.
  • This is an impeccable quality of education. Graduates of the school enroll in the best universities in Britain: York St John, Oxford, Leeds, Manchester, Durham, University of London, Chester.
  • Barnard Castle School provides a traditional humanities education. Graduates of the educational institution most often choose in the future the areas of business, medicine, mathematics, programming and the humanities.
  • The teaching staff is the pride of the school. Each teacher of the school is a high-class professional.
  • The school has excellent conditions for stay, training, personal development, leisure.
  • The school has a tradition - to educate students through involving them in the social life of the school. It has remained unchanged since the foundation of the school. The result of the approach is the education of purposeful harmonious personalities, keen on self-development and education.

Equipment Barnard Castle School

The Barnard Castle School campus covers an area of 50 acres. Administrative school is divided into senior and junior. A separate building is provided for each stage. In the general access of students there are creative, entertaining, sports infrastructure.

The educational institution has an extensive auditor fund. Classes are equipped with computer, interactive equipment. The pride of Barnard Castle School is the library. Its fund has more than 10,000 books. Laboratories of the boarding school have everything you need to organize the educational process.

There are many sports facilities on the campus. The school has an indoor swimming pool, a sports complex, tennis courts, playing fields, a fitness center with a dance studio.

The school has a music school, a theater studio, a recording studio.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into terms: autumn (6.09.15 - 18.12.2015), spring (11.01.16 - 18.03.16), summer (13.04.16 - 2.07.16). For holidays, there are weekends and holidays, as well as holidays between terms.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 100 pounds;
  • deposit (returned at school's end ) - 2000 pounds;
  • additional individual lessons - 19.50 pounds, classes in the group - 10 pounds;
  • music lessons - 16.50 pounds per lesson
  • transfer and meals in non-standard hours - 6-20 Pounds;
  • additional days or days off - 35-80 pounds;
  • execution of documents, air travel, etc.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Barnard Castle School reviews

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I am trained on the A-level program in Barnard Castle School . While it's too early to talk about any results (personally mine), but Smapse's work, which organized my trip, I estimate very highly, was convinced of their professionalism and decided to leave a positive response. I can recommend the company - really qualified and knowledgeable guys, each invested ruble has fully justified itself.

A-level I was advised, based on the fact that I plan to study at a London university. The program is complex and in-depth, so I had to prove first that I know English fluently and I am doing well in other subjects. Subjects we choose ourselves depending on where we want to go: I study English and math (always useful), chemistry and biology (I want to study at a sports or just a doctor). A lot of independent work, a lot of work in general - but for us in the school there are all the resources: library, computers, classes for independent work, special language labs, audio programs and video courses - just choose. The most difficult so far with biology: a lot of terms (of course, English speakers), so there is still a language barrier. But I take additional consultations and individual lessons from the teacher, so I think that by the end of the course I will straighten out and study without problems.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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