Bishop Barrington School

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Bishop Barrington
Established 1810
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Mrs Jackie Gent MBE
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 50+
Students Around 900
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.


  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