You are here:HomeAbout BarkerCo-education at Barker Co-education at Barker The Senior School is co-educational and collegiate, providing a transition between school and university in an atmosphere appropriate to the personal and social developmental needs of older adolescents. All classes, with the exception of PDHPE in Year 10, are mixed and class sizes are kept small, allowing teachers to really get to know you and assess your strengths and abilities. Fostering a positive adult relationship between staff and students in a framework of rational order and the encouragement of respect for others, the Senior School emphasises self-development, self-motivation and self discipline. Beyond the classroom, boys and girls develop a more mature and rational perception of each other, and in a coeducational social environment at school, young people of both genders, become used to working and sharing in a more natural, normal social environment of the kind they will encounter at university and in the world of work. Girls normally enter Barker’s Senior School in Year 10, however in specific and individual circumstances, entry to Year 11 can be considered. Girls come to Barker to experience a learning environment which offers them choice: choice of subjects choice of co-curricular programs choice in who they want to be Today, almost 4,000 girls have come and gone, each making her individual contribution to the School, and leaving well-prepared to take her place in the world!