Barlborough Hall

Barlborough Hall

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Barlborough Hall is a Grade I listed 16th century country house, located in Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

Originally built by Sir Francis Rodes, (see Rodes Baronets), circa 1583-84, as the family seat, the hall’s Elizabethan design is attributed to Robert Smythson, one of a noted family of architects.

Barlborough Hall School

Barlborough Hall became an independent Catholic day school, in the Jesuit tradition, around 1939. The school is now the Preparatory school for Mount St Mary's College at Spinkhill, 2.2 miles down the road. The present head teacher is Mrs Wanda Parkinson. Pupils at Barlborough are placed in one of three houses: Campion, Loyola and Xavier. These are Jesuit saints and the pupils compete each term for the House Treat based on the number of golds (merits) and blanks (demerits) each child receives.

The P.E. sessions follow a curriculum that differs each term. The games periods for girls consist of hockey, netball and rounders, depending on the term. Boys sports are: rugby, football and cricket. In the summer P.E. lessons the boys and girls work towards certain badges for example, 50m sprint.

The core subjects are split into sets taught by a different teacher in each group. This enables the children to work with others at the same ability, so it is easier to learn.


  • English Heritage, architectural description.

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