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A reminder that our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Wednesday 29 January 6.45pm-9.00pm. Come and see what Sixth Form is like at Barton Court, great staff, lovely new buildings and brilliant teaching & learning.


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

U14s Kent Sevens Tournament

Posted on: 14/03/2017

On Tuesday 14th March, 10x Year 9 students were selected to represent the School at the under 14s Kent Sevens Tournament. Throughout the day, the students played against some of the top selective and private schools in the County, finishing as runners up after a full day of intense rugby.

The team left at 7.30am, ensuring they arrived in plenty of time for their first fixture of the day against Ravensbourne. Barton Court conceded the first try, but regrouped well to comfortably win their first game 19-5. The boys then had a two hour break before their next match against St Dunstan’s School. However, this didn’t affect their performance as they came away with an exceptional 31-5 win, scoring 5 tries in total. The next group match pitched Barton Court against Norton Knatchbull School from Ashford, with both teams knowing the winner from this match would probably go on to top the group. After a tight first half, the game was tied at 5-5. Barton Court then displayed an excellent second half defensive effort, keeping out Norton Knatchbull for the full 5 minutes and then scoring a length of the pitch try with the last play of the game to win 12-5. This left Barton Court knowing a win against Hayes School in their final game would see them top the group. The boys started slowly, conceding two quick tries leaving them 12-7 down at half time. A quick team talk resulted in a much improved second half performance, with Barton Court winning the game 31-12 meaning they topped the group.

The semi-final match saw Barton Court play against tournament hosts Dartford Grammar School. Again, a slow start by Barton Court saw them go 7-0 down. A try before half time meant the teams went into the break level at 7-7. Barton Court took control in the second half, with a try of the tournament and Dartford Grammar having a player sent off for dissent and poor sportsmanship. Barton Court scored 4 further tries in the second half to give them a 29-7 win and a place in the final.

The final match of the day was, therefore, the final against Kings Rochester. This was, by far, the biggest challenge for Barton Court, with the half time score showing a 12-5 lead to the opposition after a very close fought encounter. Barton Court were the much more dominant team in the second half, scoring an unconverted try to take the score to 12-10, and continuing to attack against a very well drilled Kings Rochester team. Unfortunately, Barton Court were unable to break down the defence and, with the ball spilled during the final play, Kings Rochester kicked the ball out of play to win the match 12-10.

The 10 students selected performed exceptionally well throughout the day and represented the School extremely well. Despite not winning the final, the team can take lots of positives from this tournament which will prepare them well for future seasons.

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