Barnard Castle School ball 2010
PUBLISHED: 08:36 26 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:46 20 February 2013
Sixth formers at Barnard Castle School were joined by staff, friends and family to say a stylish farewell to school at the leavers' ball.
Sixth formers at Barnard Castle School were joined by staff, friends and family to say a stylish farewell to school at the leavers ball.
A champagne reception was followed by dinner and dancing into the night in a marquee specially erected for the lavish occasion.
The ball brings to an end students school days in Barnard Castle, one of the countrys leading independent schools with an enviable reputation for academic and sporting success.
This year the event had greater poignancy as it saw the retirement of its headmaster David Ewart after a 22 year long association with the school for him and his wife, Val.
Our ability to recruit and retain students recognises the quality of the school, he said. I am very proud of all of our students and the school which fulfils its aims very successfully.
Head of school Becky Davy added: One of my favourite things about Barnard Castle School is the fact there are huge opportunities to flourish in every aspect