Barnard Castle Prep School is a vibrant, happy and purposeful IAPS co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 4-11. Situated adjacent to the Senior School site, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we have the benefit of retaining our own distinct character whilst drawing on the excellent facilities of the wider school community. Well qualified, caring teachers oversee a broad, balanced curriculum which is enhanced by a wealth of opportunities for participation in sporting, musical, artistic and dramatic events.
For nearly 100 years Barnard Castle Prep School children have been encouraged to explore their talents in a caring and friendly environment. The warm, supportive and encouraging atmosphere ensures that every child is known and valued. The high standard of behaviour supports the learning process and the children enjoy trying their best at everything, no matter how challenging. The extensive co-curricular activity programme ensures the children have plenty of opportunities to develop their interests and offers everything from judo to ballet, Spanish to cookery, science to art as well as a full range of music ensembles and sporting teams. Our small, homely boarding house, Old Courts, caters for children between the ages of 7 and 11 who are looked after by a dedicated staff led by our Houseparents, providing excellent pastoral care. A school is best understood by a visit to see it in action. We would be delighted to show you around and introduce you to the pupils.