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Barker College

About Us

At Barker we have maintained a passion for teaching and learning for almost 125 years. We pride ourselves on the special School Community that exists the sense of closeness and inclusiveness that parents and students alike come to value and appreciate about the School.

As Head of School, Mr Phillip Heath, highlights "it is extremely important to remember that all experiences we provide here at Barker College pre-eminently should be about education. All that we do must reflect our Values and our Mission: To inspire and to show commitment, compassion, courage, integrity and respect under God".

Our Mission

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

Seniors Co-educational Boarding

Boarding at Barker College is a unique experience for senior students only and with a maximum student population of 60, it falls into the boutique category. Students commence boarding at Barker in Year 10 which coincides with the time that the Barker Senior School transforms to a coeducational structure.

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

Families can now 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.


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, Drama theatres and studios and 5 Lecture Theatres.

Watch Our Videos

To learn more about Barker have a look at some of our recent videos at

Barker College

91 Pacific Highway
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Phone: 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
  • Scholarships: Yes


Enrolments at Barker

Barker College seeks to enrol children who will be able to benefit from the academic program we offer, who are willing to participate in a full range of activities available, and whose families understand and are supportive of the Christian aims and objectives of the School. Boys enrol in Pre-Kindergarten,  Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 7.  Girls enrol in Year 10.

We believe Barker has much to offer students with a wide range of interests and capabilities.  We provide the opportunity for students to excel in their individual endeavours.

School Tours

Regular tours of the School are held every Term. 
Tours can be booked online at


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