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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.

Cologne Christmas Markets 2017

Posted on: 01/12/2017

Cologne 2017


As part of our German studies, Miss Croft organised a day visit for students in Years 9-12 to the German Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany. Mr Luret, Miss Wharton and Miss Parker joined us too.

We met outside Barton Court Grammar School late Friday evening on the 1 Dec with our pillows, blankets and warm clothes. We all tried to get some sleep so that we were prepared for walking around the Christmas markets in the cold, but some of us were too excited! Thanks to Neil, our coach driver, the journey was easy and we arrived just in time for a typical German breakfast in one of the many fantastic bakeries. As we slept on the coach, we travelled through France, Belgium and Germany. Those students who did not sleep the entire journey even got to see snow!

When we arrived, it was still dark and the beautiful cathedral was partly hidden by the low-lying clouds. It was an amazing first impression of the city. We had a quick look inside, but had to be quiet as there was a mass taking place. It was magical with its huge palace-like walls and stunning stained glass windows.

We then had some time to go shopping and buy presents for our friends and family. This is where I got to speak my first bit of German, which was a bit scary but I am glad I tried!

The first Christmas market we visited is the oldest in the city, and this was the highlight of the day for many. It is called “Markt der Engel”, or ‘Angel’s Market’ and it was truly stunning! We had time to get lunch from one of the many stalls selling traditional German foods. You could also buy beautiful hand-made decorations and gifts.

The highlight of the day for me was visiting Cologne’s famous Lindt Chocolate Museum. It was interesting to look around and learn about the 3000-year history of the cultivation of cocoa. We then had some time to look around the ‘factory area’, where we saw chocolate being made and we tried some directly from a 7-foot high golden fountain.

We also had time to look around other markets in the area and finish our shopping before making our way back to the main square with the cathedral. By now it was really busy, with all the locals coming to meet with friends and family. It was dark and getting cold, but so beautiful to see the Christmas lights twinkling and shining.

By 5 o’clock, we were all tired and ready to meet with our coach driver. As coaches are not allowed in the city after 3pm, we had to get a shuttle bus to just outside of the city. It was very busy so we had to keep close to our teachers and squeeze onto the buses. It was certainly an experience, and Mr Luret almost got left behind! Luckily, he managed to jump on just in time!

It was an amazing trip and I highly recommend it to anyone taking languages. It has been my favourite experience at Barton Court so far!

Emily O’Donnell


“I found the Cologne trip exciting and enriching. The coach driver was amazing and the teachers even more so!” Jaden 

‘I loved Cologne. It was amazing! The food was great and city was beautiful”. Jackson 

“It was an amazing experience for us all and I hope that the trip next year will be as amazing as it was this year”. Karl

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising such a wonderful, fun-filled trip to Cologne! I had an incredible time, loved every moment, and cannot wait to go again next year. What an amazing experience, thank you all so much.” Bella 


“I found this trip exceptional and would definitely go again”. Morgan 


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