Choosing the right school for your child’s education is a big decision. That’s why we’ve designed our site to give you a full insight into Barker’s proud history, academic program, values, achievements, and future goals.
Fully coeducational by 2022
A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing for a life beyond the School gates. For us, that’s a world where all people live, work and learn together. Since 1975, we’ve enrolled girls from Years 10 to 12. Looking to the future, we’re proud to have opened places for girls in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten and Year 3 and to be welcoming girls into Year 7 girls from 2020. Read more about our transition to full coeducation.
We believe Barker’s shift to a fully coeducational school will offer students more opportunities to learn mutual respect for their peers and excel in their individual endeavours.
You can read our online prospectus and download a registration form here – or request a hard copy in the mail. We do not accept enrolments from international fee paying students.
If you have any questions during the enrolment process, the Enrolments office will be more than happy to help. Feel free to call on (02) 8438 7207.
Experience Barker on a tour of the School
Reading about Barker gives you a strong sense of who we are. However, it’s only once you experience the campus, facilities and students that you can fully appreciate what makes a Barker education so unique.
To allow us to give you the full Barker experience and all the insight you need, we encourage you to book ahead through this website.
Offers of Places
For students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Years 3, 5 and 7, we offer places based on strict order of age at the date we receive their application and subject to the School's priority list. Once offered, we ask for payment of a confirmation fee to hold the place.
A Tight-Knit Community for Boarders
Coeducational boarding is a unique experience offered to our senior students, starting in Year 10. By learning, growing and living together, students form bonds that will often last a lifetime.
With a long history of supporting country families, we give preference to students who are coming to Barker from rural and regional areas.
Country families are encouraged to get in touch with our Enrolments Office to arrange a tour of the campus and our boarding facilities.
An Anglican School for Everyone
While we’re an Anglican school, we enrol students of all faiths and strongly believe that our school community is enriched by diversity.
Did you know?
Barker closed for public holidays for the first time in 1968.