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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.


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Unsure how to write your personal statement? This video has heaps of inspiration...


Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept


Thank you to all staff, students & parents who have contributed to the Canterbury Food Bank with outstanding generosity


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Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go!


We raised £122.27 for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Well done staff, students and visitors


We've raised £4757 in just 3 months for our 5 chosen charities + Jeans for Genes Day & the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Amazing work!


Good luck to everyone taking part in the District Cross Country today, especially BCGS students – all 32 of them!


We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun!


Our Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral on 8 Dec will feature the appropriately named Joseph in Y7 singing Once in Royal David’s City


Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork


Great work – students raised £132.48 for Great Ormond Street Bake it Better Campaign and we all enjoyed cakes!

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr I Macaulay Head of School
Ms A Haley Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care, ECA, SEN, Safeguarding
Mrs C Benard Grosso  Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning, Thinking Schools
Mr O Mitchell Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum & Achievement

Extended Leadership Team

Mr R Duran Director of Teaching and Learning
Mr N Harvey Director of Teaching and Learning
Mrs A Macrae Director of Mathematics
Ms S Harding Director of English
Miss G Fenn Director of KS3
Mr D Lintott Director of KS4

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager

Heads of Year

Miss G Fenn Year 7
Mr A White Year 8
Mr J Hellyar Year 9
Miss A Sims Year 10
Mr D Lintott Year 11
Mr M McCarthy Year 12
Mr R Duran Year 13

Art Department

Mr M Turner Lead Teacher
Mr L Ashmore Teacher/SENCO
Ms J Foxon Art Technician (p/t)

Business Studies Department

Dr W Gleave Lead Teacher

Computing Department

Mrs J Mitchard Lead Teacher
Mr J Fairfax Teacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Lead Teacher
Mrs J Hidson Teacher (job share)
Miss K Parker Teacher (p/t)
Ms R Metcalfe DT Technician (p/t)

Drama Department

Mrs D Baker Lead Teacher

English Department

Ms S Harding Director of English/Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Mr N Hodkins 2nd in English/KS3
Mrs A Blyth 2nd in English/A Level
Mr C Nelson Teacher
Mr C Urquhart Teacher
Miss S Moody Teacher/Assistant Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Mr A Gout Teacher/Lead Teacher of Film Studies

Geography Department

Dr W Gleave Lead Teacher
Miss E Butler Teacher
Ms K Rothwell Teacher

History Department

Miss C Snell Lead Teacher
Mr D Wood Teacher/Lead Teacher Citizenship
Miss A Sims Teacher/Head of Year 10

Mathematics Department

Mrs A Macrae Director of Mathematics/Business & Economics
Mr T Tsafaras 2nd in Mathematics: Further Mathematics, Gifted & Talented
Mr R Duran 2nd in Mathematics: KS3, Director of T&L, Head of Year 13
Mr F O'Donoghue 2nd in Mathematics: A Level
Mr J Fairfax Teacher
Mr M McCarthy Teacher/Head of Year 12
Mrs S Scott Teacher

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mr A Luret Director of Modern Foreign Languages
Mr A Garcia Irnan Teacher – Spanish/French
Mrs C Benard-Grosso Teacher – French/Spanish/Deputy Headteacher
Miss A Croft Teacher - French/LT German/ KS3 MFL Coordinator
Mr R Wilcock Teacher - Spanish/French
Mrs E Mandis Trainee Teacher - French

Music Department

Miss G Fenn Lead Teacher/Director of KS3/Head of Year 7
Mr P Baldock Teacher
Mr O Mitchell Teacher / Assistant Headteacher

Physical Education Department

Mrs J Nuttall Lead Teacher
Mr D Lintott Teacher/Director of KS4/Head of Year 11
Mr A White Teacher/Head of Year 8
Mr J Hellyar Teacher/Head of Year 9/Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

Psychology Department

Mrs J Hughes Lead Teacher
Mrs S Kirkham Teacher

Religious Studies/RPE

Ms M Cullimore Lead Teacher/PSHEE
Miss K Wharton Teacher
Miss M Breeds Teacher

Science Department

Mrs C Hayles Lead Teacher - Biology / KS3 Science Coordinator
Ms A Haley Teacher - Chemistry/Biology / Deputy Headteacher
Ms W Mitch Teacher - Biology
Mr N Harvey Lead teacher Chemistry / Director of Teaching & Learning / KS3 Science Coordinator
Mr L Craddock Teacher - Chemistry/Biology
Mr W Walker Teacher - Chemistry/Science
Mr A Chandler Lead teacher - Physics / KS3 Science Coordinator
Mr S Perks Teacher - Physics / Senior Lead Practitioner
Dr R Mansfield Teacher - Physics / UCAS Lead
Mr J Hellyar KS3 Science Teacher / Teacher of PE / HOY 9 / D of E Coordinator
Mrs N Addley Laboratory Technician - Biology
Mr G White Laboratory Technician - Physics


Student Support Department

Mrs L Isaacs Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs P Richardson Learning Mentor 
Miss L Barnett Learning Mentor

Special Needs Department

Mr L Ashmore Senco/Teacher of Art
Miss L Hewlett SENCO Assistant/Teaching Assistant

Support Staff

Mrs R Light PA to Headteacher/Trust Personnel/Marketing Manager
Mrs C Owen Data Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance/Premises Manager
Mrs K West Examinations Manager
Mrs J Tomlinson Attendance Officer
Mrs J Slaughter SLT Administrator
Mrs C Parkins Personnel/Administration Assistant
Miss K Parker Cover Supervisor
Mrs R O'Brien Receptionist/Administrator
Mrs C Knight Finance Assistant
Mrs C Simpson Reprographics/Adminstrator
Mrs C Levere Clerk to the Governors

ICT Support Staff

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Project Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Lead ICT Technician
Mr P Scullion ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr S Charlton Site Manager
Mr I Burgess Assistant Site Manager