Barlborough Hall School
Park Street, Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4ES, United Kingdom
Primary (e.g. 5-12 yrs)
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We are part of a momentous story that dates back to the 16th century when the Society of Jesus, a religious order of priests founded by St Ignatius of Loyola, and better known as Jesuits, came into being.
Ignatius and his small group of like-minded companions received papal approval in 1540. These Jesuits opened their first school in in 1548, in Messina, Italy. Today, not only is the Society of Jesus the largest order in the Catholic Church but the name Jesuit is virtually synonymous with education.
There are more than 3,700 Jesuit schools, colleges and universities, serving 2.5 million students around the world. It is the single most successful educational organisation in history and remains true to the guiding principles laid down by St Ignatius and his first companions.
We are a proud Jesuit school, wholeheartedly committed to the Jesuit principles of education. To learn more about what this means click here.
Barlborough Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1583-84 for Sir Francis de Rodes, an Assize Court Judge in York. The design of the mansion is attributed to English architect Robert Smythson, the man also behind Hardwick Hall, Longleat House and Wollaton Hall.
On 2nd May 1939 it opened its doors for the first time as the preparatory school to Mount St Mary’s College. Initially, a boys’ boarding school, its first cohort totalled 35. Within the year Barlborough Hall was requisitioned by the British Army for use during World War II. The boys and the staff took up residence at the College for two terms but were reinstated at Barlborough in time for the start of the summer term in 1940. Today Barlborough Hall is a day school with 175 girls and boys.
Mission - Vision
Through the pursuit of excellence in all we do and by caring for the whole person we produce grateful and generous, learned and wise young men and women of conscience, compassion and competence.
We are a Jesuit school, founded in 1842 for “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good”. St Ignatius Loyola, a founding father of the Society of Jesus
Jesuit schools are Catholic communities characterised by their Christian mission and Ignatian identity. The following vision of Jesuit schools comes from one of the key documents on Jesuit education:
Jesuit schools should be places where people and believed in, honoured and cared for;
where natural talents and creative abilities are recognised and celebrated;
where individual contributions and accomplishments are appreciated:
where everyone is treated fairly and justly;
where sacrifice on behalf of the economically poor, the socially deprived and
the educationally disadvantaged is commonplace;
where each of us finds the challenge, encouragement and support we need to reach
our fullest individual potential for excellence;
where we help one another and work together with enthusiasm and generosity, attempting to model concretely in word and action the ideals we uphold.
We are an inclusive school and families of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome here. Our mission is to know our pupils, understand them, challenge and support them so that they grow to be fulfilled, purposeful and happy members of society who care in the proper sense for others and themselves.
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