Twitter @BartonCourtGS

14/11/17

Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning! https://t.co/ESojpNkUTG

12/10/17

Our new build is looking amazing! https://t.co/cORPIpX6aB

12/10/17

Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday! https://t.co/2zDEpCJOu5

12/10/17

students voted to support you again this year! £4k already raised in just 2 months.

06/10/17

We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs https://t.co/D2TmYZ1pGy

05/10/17

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/spVNKhZwU6

04/10/17

Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/JOpduqCSfo

02/10/17

Calling on Philip Hammond for urgent action over the severe underfunding of 16-19 education - we need more money!

29/09/17

Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised! https://t.co/WCIxA7nZTZ

29/09/17

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 https://t.co/BA9GfHwYUG

14/07/17

Just confirmed that BCGS students and staff have smashed their fund raising target and exceeded £10k for our charities. Amazing work!

21/06/17

Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October! https://t.co/YDKOL80VxF

20/03/17

Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days https://t.co/VP8A5bnQbK

16/03/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete https://t.co/5ZRUEwoyK7

13/03/17

Looking forward to meeting parents & students who are considering appealing for a Y7 place in September during today's Open Morning 9am-11am

20/02/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week; https://t.co/vCB5rplbBl

01/02/17

Please come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm and talk to staff and current students about the courses we offer. https://t.co/gc0J14Q2gN

08/12/16

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests https://t.co/bU6yONdc1w

08/12/16

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

09/11/16

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Wednesday 9 November 2016 starting at 6.45pm.

30/06/16

Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar https://t.co/wuqfhabGx5

14/03/16

4 of our students & a teacher have been shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary's Portfolio Art Comp - well done, an amazing achievement!

11/03/16

Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS. https://t.co/sP1T0VV1a6

12/02/16

Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities! https://t.co/X67GNkyUL0

09/02/16

3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs https://t.co/9Ds5bLWNUh

03/02/16

Don't forget our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm come and find out what post-16 courses are on offer https://t.co/qWB11F4kDV

02/02/16

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.

15/01/16

Smash Up Badminton Club has paid off with our U16 badminton team 2nd in Kent School Games defeating Kent College & Fulston Manor & U14s 3rd

13/01/16

Well done BCGS U14 Girls Basketball team, excellent start to the season with a resounding 48-18 victory against Spires Academy.

12/01/16

Retweeted From UCAS Online

Unsure how to write your personal statement? This video has heaps of inspiration... https://t.co/yxvXxUEI1M

05/01/16

Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept https://t.co/vRsZy5sDX1

18/12/15

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

03/12/15

Retweeted From UCAS Online

Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go! https://t.co/Ia4I5KGA6X https://t.co/AwbSuKbp2F

03/12/15

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

27/11/15

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

27/11/15

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

25/11/15

We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun! https://t.co/4HZsS06JaX

25/11/15

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

20/11/15

Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork https://t.co/ar3syc7PaV

19/11/15

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

Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT AND STRATEGY 2017-18

Aim

Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) aims to realise the potential of all its pupils to achieve their very best: this means tackling and overcoming obstacles to achievement and progress caused by material disadvantage; closing attainment and progress gaps; and ensuring full access to the curriculum and wider extra-curricular programme.

Objectives

Targeted support and strategies resulting in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

• improve levels of attainment and progress

• close attainment gaps relative to school averages

• have full access to the curriculum

• access the extra-curricular provision

Background

The Pupil Premium Grant is based on pupils who have been on FSM within the last six years, those pupils within Local Authority care and children of Forces families. At BCGS we have a relatively low number of pupils eligible for PP; however, it is important that PP is used effectively. The Pupil Premium Grant is an additional sum of money paid to all schools in order to tackle disadvantage resulting from low income or family circumstance. The amount is calculated on the number of pupils on roll who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible within the last six years (Ever 6), and children looked after in local authority care. It allows schools to address inequality and provide for the pupils who need it most. The government allows schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils in this setting. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. At BCGS, we encourage parents to register their child as eligible for free school meals so that the Pupil Premium entitlement can be accessed to support these children. Pupil Premium funding is used flexibly to respond to the needs of our pupils, either individually or in groups. As part of our ethos we are committed to helping all of our pupils to fulfil their potential, regardless of circumstances. We therefore extend help and support, where appropriate, to those pupils who are not eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant but where there is known to be financial hardship.

Identified Barriers to Future Attainment

Attendance

The attendance rate for Pupil Premium pupils 2016-17 was 95.0%, equivalent to the national target of 95%, and slightly below the school attendance of 96.3%

Desired Outcomes: Attendance rate for Pupil Premium pupils maintains the 95%+ target, and the gap between them and the cohort is narrowed.

Aspiration, self-confidence and welfare issues

For a small group of Pupil Premium pupils across Years 7 to 11 there are some issues of a lack of self-confidence, which impact on aspiration. These pupils can require targeted encouragement and support, as well as additional careers guidance. A small number of Pupil Premium pupils have particular personal or family concerns which impact on their social, emotional and mental health. These pupils require additional support from form tutors and Heads of Year/Director of Key Stage, closer monitoring and tracking of progress, and can require one-to-one professional counselling.

Desired Outcomes: Improvements in aspiration to be reflected in the Key Stage 4 Pupil Premium outcomes, and ultimately in pupils’ destinations at 18, progressing to higher education in a similar proportion to the cohort. Attendance at revision sessions and subject support sessions will be in line with other pupils at the school. All Pupil Premium pupils to continue to BCGS Sixth Form or other further educational provision.

Planned Expenditure for 2017-2018 - £66,045

Funding will continue to be used in 2017-18 to support disadvantaged pupils by:

  • Providing free of charge revision sessions to raise attainment levels
  • Providing a range of interventions and support such as one to one or small group support, including English/literacy support, Mathematics/Numeracy support, Science support, emotional support groups and diagnostic testing
  • One to one counselling services to help improve SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues).
  • Enabling identified individuals to enjoy opportunities such as cultural and enriching experiences, education visits, musical tuition and extracurricular activities.
  • Assisting identified pupils with the purchase of uniform, ICT or specific equipment
  • Visits to universities subsidised to encourage pupils and raise aspirations
  • Personalised learning and classroom approaches such as:
  • Providing effective feedback on pupils' performance
  • Encouraging pupils to think about their own learning strategies
  • Pupils learning from each other including peer mentoring
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Parental involvement
  • High expectations and self-belief

PPG 2017 2018

2016-17 Pupil Premium Strategy Review

The Outcomes of Pupil Premium Spending on Year 11 GCSE Performance 2017 – 10 Pupil Premium Pupils 2017

2017

Pupil Premium pupils in all year groups are tracked closely and interventions are put in place where appropriate. The GCSE 2017 results demonstrate that disadvantaged pupils broadly perform in line with the cohort, but below in Mathematics and EBACC element subjects. This suggests that as a school we are successful in targeting this small group of pupils and are ensuring they make progress; we are constantly striving to diminish the difference, however slight. However, this year, this small group of students did not make the progress expected in Mathematics and 3 EBACC subjects.

We recognise that it is high quality teaching that has the greatest impact on all pupils’ ability to maximise progress, therefore the provision of outstanding teaching and learning is the school’s focus. Incorporated into outstanding learning, we work tirelessly to ensure that pupils receive excellent feedback from staff both in the form of marking and other methods within the context of their lessons so that all pupils are clear about what they need to do to improve their progress. It is the quality of this feedback that has been evidenced as having the most impact on pupils’ progress (research by Education Endowment Fund and Sutton Trust, updated 2016) and this has been a key area for development at BCGS. 

Destinations

BCGS is committed to ensuring that all pupils have high aspirations, regardless of their family circumstances. Pupil Premium pupils are given access to career guidance, education and experiences, to help them understand and value their curriculum. All Pupil Premium pupils remained at either BCGS or at another local Sixth Form provider.

PPG 2016 2017

2015-16 Pupil Premium Strategy Review
Report 2015-16

PPG 2015 2016

Impact of PPG Spending 2015-16

13 students in Yr. 11 were eligible for PPG.

  • All students achieved C grade or higher in both their English GCSE and their Mathematics GCSE.
  • All students achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics
  • 9 of the 13 students achieved the EBACC
  • Mathematics progress: 12 students made expected levels of progress; 7 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: 12 students make expected levels of progress; 6 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • All students achieved at GCSE in line with expectations and their achievement overall was similar to that of all students in Yr. 11.

2014-15 Pupil Premium Strategy Review
Report 2014-15

PPG 2014 2015

Impact of PPG Spending 2014-15

11 students in Yr. 11 were eligible for PPG.

  • All students achieved C grade or higher in both their English Language GCSE and their Mathematics GCSE.
  • All students achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics
  • 10 of the 11 students achieved 8 or more A*-C grades with 7 students achieving 10 or more.
  • 6 of the 11 students achieved the EBACC
  • Mathematics progress: 10 students made expected levels of progress; 8 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: 9 students make expected levels of progress; 7 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • All students achieved at GCSE in line with expectations and their achievement overall was similar to that of all students in Yr. 11.

 

2013-14 Pupil Premium Strategy Review
Report 2013-14

PPG 2013 2014

Impact of PPG Spending 2013-14

10 Students in Yr. 11 were eligible for PPG.

  • 9 of the 10 students achieved C grade or higher in both their English Language GCSE and their Mathematics GCSE.
  • All 11 students achieved a C grade or higher in English Language
  • 9 of the 10 students achieved 8 or more A*-B grades at GCSE
  • Mathematics progress: 9 students made expected levels of progress; 8 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: 9 students make expected levels of progress; 6 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • 9 students achieved at GCSE in line with expectations and their achievement overall was similar to that of all students in Yr. 11.

2012-13 Pupil Premium Strategy Review
Report 2012-13

PPG 2012 2013

Impact of PPG Spending 2012-13

9 Students in Yr. 11 were eligible for PPG.

  • All students achieved C grade or higher in both their English Language GCSE and their Mathematics GCSE.
  • Mathematics progress: All students made expected levels of progress; 4 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: All students make expected levels of progress; 6 students made more than expected levels of progress.
  • All students achieved at GCSE in line with expectations and their achievement overall was similar to that of all students in Yr. 11.