Bishop Barrington School

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Bishop Barrington School
Established 1810
Type Comprehensive
Religion None
Headteacher Mrs J Gent
Chair of Governors Mr R A Smith
Founder Shute Barrington
Location Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
Co Durham
DL14 6LA
Local authority Durham
DfE URN 114301 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 65
Students 702
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Barnard, Raby, Witton and Auckland

Bishop Barrington School is a co-educational comprehensive school in the town of Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, England. It was established in 1810 in the town's market place[1] and named after, the then Bishop of Durham, Shute Barrington,[2] who was a notable patron of education. Today the school is based on Woodhouse Lane opposite St John's Catholic School and Bishop Auckland College.

It is said that William Sherwood graced Bishop Barrington with his presence in his secondary education.


  1. ^ Laurie, Barbara. "A Short History of Bishop Auckland". Bishop Auckland Town. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ Astrop - Auckland, Bishop, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 108-12. Retrieved on 2007-08-21.

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Coordinates: 54°39′06″N 1°41′25″W / 54.6518°N 1.6902°W / 54.6518; -1.6902