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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.

Enrichment Day 5 - European Festivals

Posted on: 16/07/2018


The MFL department organised various sessions on European Festivals: French, German, Spanish, Italian and Albanian. We also had Year 6 students from St Thomas’ Primary School coming to work with our Year 7 and experience life at Barton Court.

The enrichment day was really fun! Each country we learnt about had an activity based on foreign celebrations. I found this really great. We learnt about Italy, France, Spain and Albania. My personal favourite was the Italian celebration because we painted masks and I love the art we did. I had an amazing time and learnt a lot about countries and their festivals and celebrations.

Imogen 7B

During the enrichment day I had enjoyed all of the lessons as it was about festivals from different countries. The French festival was called le Poisson d’Avril and we created colourful fish then stuck them on the back of people. It was very funny. In Spanish, we did La Tomatina and we created posters on it with the use of a video for information. Then we did German and that was about Easter. We made Easter eggs that we coloured in. The last lesson that day was analysing the day where we summarised the day and chose our favourite session.

                                                                                                                                                Jessica 7A

Recently, my year group and I participated in many exciting activities based on languages festivities in our enrichment day. We did languages such as German, French, Spanish Italian and even Albanian. My personal favourite was probably the Spanish session, in which we learnt about the jolly festival of La Tomatina, which is a celebration that consists of people from across the world, coming together and united as one to complete an hour of tomato-throwing fun! I also enjoyed it most because I am most likely biased as I speak Spanish and have been learning for about 5 years. French was also pretty fun, as we learnt about the French equivalent of April’s fool (Poisson d’avril) where people stick fish on each other’s backs.

                                                                                                                                                Maddie 7G

In the morning we had Spanish where we learnt about a festival called La Tomatina where lots of people come together and then trucks of tomatoes come through the streets and people all throw the tomatoes at each other. It was fun to watch, but it did look messy! I would not want to clean the streets after the event! Also we had French where we learnt about Poisson d’Avril which is a day like April’s Fool but they make fish and stick them on people’s backs. They also do pranks and tricks, which sometimes can be so mean! Later that day, we learnt about Albania and how to count up to 10 in the language. Learning about Albania’s culture was fun too! Overall it was a great day and I am looking forward to doing it again as soon as possible!

                                                                                                                                                 Joe 7A


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