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Barker College






Barker College

91 Pacific Highway
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Tel: 02 9847 8207
Fax: 02 9847 8210

Key Details
Type: Independent
Level: Combined
Gender: Coed
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
Boarding: Yes
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Scholarships: Yes

Broad Curriculum

Every boy and girl at Barker College has the opportunity to contribute his or her own thoughts and opinions. With the ability to offer such a broad curriculum, every student is enriched in his or her interest areas. In the Senior School, Barker’s students are offered the choice of 39 different courses for their HSC.

While the School regards academic work as being of primary importance, an extensive range of co-curricular activities is offered to cultivate students’ interests and to extend their abilities. The School aims to meet the needs of the individual and to cater for a wide range of recreational, cultural and sporting interests.

Two of Barker College’s recent leavers have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

Special Programs

Barker College’s approach to Pastoral Care stems from a fundamental belief that relationships are the key – the key to success in teaching and learning; and the key to effective and appropriate development as an individual; as well as the key to bringing staff and students together in the great enterprise of education.

Care is provided in different ways as the needs of students develop.

Athletics, Swimming, Rugby, Football, Cricket, Tennis, Cross-Country, Basketball, Hockey, Softball and Netball are the main sports played at Barker against other schools, although there are up to 20 sports available to students.

Seniors Only Boarding

Barker College's unique seniors only approach to Boarding means that our Boarders are part of a small, secure family-oriented boarding community of young men and women, where brothers and sisters can share the same experiences.

Preference is given at Barker College to boarding students from rural and regional areas of NSW, and various scholarships and fee relief schemes are available for Boarders.


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


Set on 50 acres, Barker College offers first class facilities for its students including two fully equipped gymnasiums, indoor Aquatics centre, 7 playing fields, Music Centre, new English, Drama and Christian Studies building and 5 Lecture Theatres.



Enrolments at Barker

Barker College seeks to enrol children who are able to benefit from both the academic and co-curricular program it offers, including an extensive sports program. Boys enrol in Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 7.  Girls enrol in Year 10.

While strong academic teaching is our focus, Barker prides itself on producing young men and women who offer to society strong intellectual ability, interests in Sport, Music and other aesthetic pursuits, as well as a sense of respect and responsibility for others around them.

School Tours

Regular tours of the School are held every Term.  To book contact the Enrolments office on 02 9847 8207 or visit




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