Senior School

Encouraging our students to learn and think independently.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you into the Senior School at Barker College. The Senior School is a student-focused, thriving school, where every student is known, guided and challenged in the academic, well-being, co-curricular, leadership and spiritual elements of their education. 

In the classroom, our aim is to support you achieve your personal best, every day, and for you to learn and think independently.  To achieve this, we will offer you a personalised and holistic learning experience.  Learning in the Senior School is guided by our values, which challenge our Senior School students to be committed, compassionate and courageous, while acting with integrity and practising respect.  In the Senior School, students are encouraged to choose courses (and levels) that align with their skills, interests and future aspirations, and allow them to maintain a healthy balance.

Outside the classroom there is a wide variety of co-curricular activities for you to choose from. Sport is compulsory and there are many other voluntary activities, including Cadets, Robotics, Debating and Public Speaking, Year Group Drama Productions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Music including orchestral and choral groups and Adventure Sports. 

On graduating from Barker College, our hope is that you are a confident, reflective and lifelong learner who embodies our Motto: Honor Non Honores, meaning to seek honour above reward.

Please join me on a tour of our Senior School, so that we can show you how we inspire our students, every day and in every experience.

Nick Moss
Head of Senior School