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Our Y5 Taster Morning on Saturday 29 June 2019 is now open for bookings. Primary school pupils in Y5 are eligible to attend for a taster of life at Barton Court. Places are already being booked so don't delay! Details on our website.


Congratulations to our Y10 Basketball Team who finished in 3rd place in the Kent Youth Games last week.


Thank you for a great session on Sports Psychology - oh to be this relaxed!


Sorry we've been a little quiet on Twitter lately so just catching up. We will definitely investigate this and can only apologise if our students were involved. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.


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Brilliant first show of in Canterbury & workshop with the fantastic students thanks for having us!


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therapy escape room challenge careers event, student groups work hard to assess Mr.Davies -great fun!


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Great to be back at today at their careers fair. Using our top trump job cards to help inspire the students with careers in construction!


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had a great 👍🏼 morning for a Focus Day for students thanks to Sue , Sarah , Edith, Jacqueline, Cindy, Elena, Rachel and Michelle. Some fab engagement ladies! 🤩


Tired, muddy legs equals Cross Country runs!


BCGS is again celebrating following publication of provisional progress scores for Y11 students in 2018. Provisional scores show we are the 2nd best school in the area for the progress students make from Y7 & the leading co-ed grammar in the local area by a significant margin.


Looking forward to welcoming students and parents to our first Open Evening tomorrow, 4 October. Don't forget to book for the Headteacher's presentation at 7.10pm. 6.10pm is now full.


Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning!


Our new build is looking amazing!


Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday!


students voted to support you again this year! £4k already raised in just 2 months.


We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs


We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm.


Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm.


Calling on Philip Hammond for urgent action over the severe underfunding of 16-19 education - we need more money!


Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised!


Congrats to 13 of our BCGS students shortlisted for the John Downton Art Awards , with work exhibited at County Hall, Maidstone 23 Oct-4 Dec


Just confirmed that BCGS students and staff have smashed their fund raising target and exceeded £10k for our charities. Amazing work!


Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October!


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And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days


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The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete


Looking forward to meeting parents & students who are considering appealing for a Y7 place in September during today's Open Morning 9am-11am


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Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week;


Please come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm and talk to staff and current students about the courses we offer.


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Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests


Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.


Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Wednesday 9 November 2016 starting at 6.45pm.


Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar


4 of our students & a teacher have been shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary's Portfolio Art Comp - well done, an amazing achievement!


Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS.


Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities!


3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs


Don't forget our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm come and find out what post-16 courses are on offer


Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 3 Feb, 5pm-7pm. Come along & find out about the subjects that interest you for post-16 study. No need to book.


Smash Up Badminton Club has paid off with our U16 badminton team 2nd in Kent School Games defeating Kent College & Fulston Manor & U14s 3rd


Well done BCGS U14 Girls Basketball team, excellent start to the season with a resounding 48-18 victory against Spires Academy.

Equestrian Team at the National Finals in Buckinghamshire

Posted on: 26/11/2017

Barton Court Grammar Equestrian Team - NSEA

In June 2017, the Barton Court Grammar School Equestrian Team was set up by two parents. Their first competition was shortly after at Felbridge Showground in East Sussex. The team of 4 Year 7 & Year 8’s entered the 70cm Grassroots and won it with 3 team members qualifying individually: 1st, 2nd and 5th place. They qualified for the Regional Grassroots Championships as a team which took place on the 26 November 2017.

It was a freezing cold day, but that didn’t deter them and all 4 team members went double clear with fast jump off times. They won!!! The team became Regional Grassroots Champions 2017 which is a fantastic achievement against teams from all over the South East. One team member was so fast she gained a 5th in the individual competition too!

At the end of the day a Mini Derby Hickstead qualifier was hosted and one of our team members won that and has qualified for the 2018 NSEA Mini Derby which is something else to look forward to in 2018. The other team members came 3rd and 4th, just missing out on qualifying, but there is still plenty of time to get a place.

On the same day in June at Felbridge, the team also competed in the 75cm class where they came 2nd out of 22 very competitive teams. This qualified them for The National Championships at Addington in Buckinghamshire on 20 October this year. The team headed up the night before and early the next morning were plaited up prepared for competition.

First up - the 75 final! There were 44 teams of 4 people in each. Each team only needs to take 3 scores through to the next round and with one members’ pony out of action we were lucky that the other 3 went double clear with some fast times to put them in 8th place. 8 teams (we just sneaked in) qualified for the National Final that evening in the main indoor arena with a commentary box, it felt like they were taking part at Olympia!

The final consisted of a speed jump off so the fastest team won. We managed to increase our placing to 7th NATIONALLY with 3 fantastic rounds. The teams came from all over England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. We didn’t appreciate what a fantastic achievement to even just qualify was until we saw the team sheets! They also competed at the Eventers Challenge (mix of cross country and show jumping fences) on that day and came a very respectable 5th place.

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