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Barker College

About Us

For more than 125 years Barker College has been a dynamic and forward-thinking, inclusive Anglican day and boarding school. The School is located at Hornsby, 25 kms to the north of Sydney at the junction of the North Shore and Central Coast railway lines, and near the start of the Sydney-Newcastle M1 Freeway.

A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing students for a life beyond the school gates. We seek to expose our students to diverse opportunities and experiences, so that they are able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.

We have an abiding commitment to a strong academic program, effective pastoral care delivered in a Christian setting, opportunities and choice for all.

Further information about Barker, including curriculum details and our School Prospectus, can be found on Barker's website. Visit the school website www.barker.college.

Our Mission

Barker is an Anglican community inspiring every learner, every experience, every day.

Seniors Coeducational Boarding

Boarding at Barker College is a unique experience for senior students only. Students commence boarding at Barker in Year 10.

The Barker experience attracts boarders from the suburbs of Sydney through to country regions of NSW and beyond. The coeducational and small boarder numbers support the development of peer relationships and social skills, whilst also allowing strong academic and personal mentoring opportunities.

Families can consider keeping their children closer to home until the end of Year 9 and then elect to enter boarding from the start of Year 10.

Scholarships

Each year Barker College offers a number of Scholarships for Boarding, Academic and Music. The Scholarship Exam is held at the School and further information including an application, can be found at www.barker.college

Facilities

Barker has been located on its current 50 acre site since 1895 and successive generations of leaders and families have contributed to the beautiful campus we see today. New Prep classrooms for years Pre-K to Year 2 students will open in 2018. This exciting development will bring the youngest members of the Barker community within the fold of the Junior School. Flexible and engaging spaces will provide the Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in the best possible learning environment. A state of the art, purpose designed and built Sports & Learning Precinct will provide five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance, general purpose teaching areas, a café, viewing platform and parking for over 150 cars, when completed by 2020.

Watch Our Videos

To learn more about Barker have a look at some of our recent videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/BarkerCollegeHornsby

Barker College

91 Pacific Highway
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Phone: 02 8438 7999
Email:
enrolments@barker.nsw.edu.au

Website:
www.barker.college

     

Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes

Announcements

In 2016, the School announced plans to become fully coeducational by 2022. Girls are now accepted into Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, from Year 3 in 2019 and in Year 7 in 2020.

Barker’s academic program is a whole-school Pre-K to Year12 approach to learning. We have a curriculum that is rigorous and which values inquiry, thinking and understanding. The teaching staff at Barker are committed to a whole-school approach to curriculum development and delivery, unified by a shared sense of purpose as expressed in our Mission and Vision. Tours of the school are conducted regularly; for further information please visit: 
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