Twitter @BartonCourtGS


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.


Retweeted From Tmesis Theatre

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


Retweeted From Sarah Harvey

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


Retweeted From Jenner

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!


Retweeted From Health & Care Engagement Team

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!


Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

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


Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

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


Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

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.


Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

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.


Retweeted From UCAS

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Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr I Macaulay Headteacher
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
Mr D Lintott Associate Assistant Headteacher

Extended Leadership Team

Mr A White Director of KS5
Mr R Duran Director of Teaching and Learning
Mrs A Macrae Director of Mathematics
Ms S Harding Director of English
Miss G Fenn Director of KS3

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

Mr D Wood (covering maternity leave) Year 7
Mr J Hellyar Year 8
Mr R Wilcock Year 9
Miss A Sims Year 10
Mr D Lintott Year 11
Mr M McCarthy Year 12
Mr A White Year 13

Art Department

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

Business Studies Department

Dr W Gleave Lead Teacher
Mr E Scott Teacher

Computing Department

Mr M Lowe Lead Teacher
Mr J Fairfax Teacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Lead Teacher
Miss K Parker Teacher (temporary)
Ms R Metcalfe DT Technician (p/t)

Drama Department

Miss L Wild Lead Teacher

English Department

Ms S Harding Director of English/Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Mr N Hodgkins 2nd in English/KS3
Mrs A Blyth 2nd in English/A Level
Mr C Nelson Teacher
Mr C Urquhart Teacher
Mrs D Ward 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
Mr M Payne Teacher

History Department

Mrs Fajuyigbe Lead Teacher
Mr D Wood Teacher/Lead Teacher Citizenship
Miss A Sims Teacher/Head of Year 10
Mr D Hussey Teacher

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
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

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/Director of KS5
Mr J Hellyar Teacher/Head of Year 9/Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

Psychology Department

Ms C Lloyd Lead Teacher
Miss L Duffy 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
Mr J Mdembo Temporary 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
Miss C Hall Teacher - Physics
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
Mrs M Weedy BCAT Lead Science Laboratory Technician


Student Support Department

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

SEND Department

Miss L Hewlett Deputy SENCO

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 Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor/BTEC Coordinator
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