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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!

19/11/15

Rag Week continues with tons of fundraising, soak the teacher, karaoke, bake sales, fancy dress & Stars In Their Eyes.

17/11/15

Great Eco Schools assembly from Y7 students today – remember to switch off lights & computers when not in use to save energy

11/11/15

Don’t forget our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight 7pm-9pm. Come along and see what we can offer in Post-16 courses.

19/10/15

Y5 students enjoyed our first fantastic Gifted & Talented Session with the English Department and came out buzzing! http://t.co/ev0QUT5LAb

19/10/15

We welcomed almost 100 families to our Open Morning today. Please join us at the next one tomorrow & again on Thursday 23 October, 9am-11am.

15/10/15

We're looking forward to some fantastic and innovative ideas of making money with our first ever Dragon's Den Young Enterprise Challenge.

15/10/15

If you missed our last 11+ Open Evening, the next one is Wed 21 October, essential to book for the Headteacher presentation 6.10pm or 7.10pm

14/10/15

Don’t forget Open Mornings are next Monday 19th, Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22nd, 9am-11am.

13/10/15

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

10 days to go! Are you our next top chef? Enter Kent Young Chef Award 2015 http://t.co/4rHqd4TL4U http://t.co/RNKx8sbYuy

13/10/15

Success for DofE students this weekend both groups passed their Bronze Award Expedition well done all! http://t.co/1TC3dj3lLl

Enrichment Activities

Barton Court Grammar School offers a broad range of enrichment activities through the Enrichment Day and Enrichment Week programmes and the PSHEE curriculum. There are 11 Enrichment Days in total per year. The Enrichment Programme enables the school to provide experiential learning opportunities to students. Enrichment helps students to develop their interests and abilities, provides valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promotes independence and interpersonal links with students in other years.

Students are given opportunities within school to:

  • Inspire Lectures
  • PSHEE wellbeing days
  • 6 PSHEE sessions across the year delivered by tutors and outside speakers
  • The Learning 2 Learn Programme
  • G&T workshops and projects
  • Vote in school-based elections
  • Student Voice (Sit on student council).
  • Student Drive Team
  • Attend clubs at lunchtime and after-school extracurricular clubs (see separate list)
  • Go on school trips
  • Participate in sports fixtures
  • Participate in musical events, drama productions
  • Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Participate in competitions such as Maths Challenge, Biology Olympiad, Debating, Design Technology
  • STEM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • School magazine, The Clarion!
  • Take on a leadership role, such as Head Girl/Boy, Prefect
  • Be a student Mentor

Enrichment Days

These days enrich the curriculum and allow students to learn through a wide range of activities in a variety of settings, both in school and beyond.  Enrichment Days provide opportunities for students to strengthen and further develop their skills to become confident independent learners ready for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Our students become increasingly active and independent in their learning and thinking.  Students participate in activities that are truly cross-curricular in order to make links between different areas of the curriculum and in order to develop truly transferable skills.  Students develop a wide-range of skills including Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (Creative Thinking, Effective Participation, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Self-Management and Team Working), Enterprise skills (Innovation, Creativity, Planning, Personal Risk and Management) and Leadership skills.

Enrichment Week

Enrichment week is an important and rewarding week during term 6 in July. It is an opportunity for students to take charge of their learning journey, to challenge themselves with new experiences, work alongside their peers in different year groups, activities and numerous workshops offered by all departments at the school. During Enrichment Week, normal lessons are suspended and we aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities that help to enrich their school experience. In the past these have included a huge array of trips to a variety of different places both locally and abroad. As a language specialist school we believe that it is important to give students a taste of life and culture in other countries to broaden their horizons. As such, foreign travel features strongly in the programme. Taking part in a fun and enjoyable residential visit, allows students to experience new activities, make new friends, build self-confidence, develop team-work skills, leadership skills and experience the life and culture in another country, if the trip is abroad.

This year Enrichment week will take place from Monday 17 to Friday 21 July. Students in Year 11 and Year 13 will be taking a welcome break/holiday following the completion of their GCSE or A2 examinations. Year 10 and Year 12 students will be taking part in Work Experience. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to take part in school based activities or one of the residential trips offered and listed in the Enrichment Week booklet.

For students not taking part in one of the many residential trips offered there is a full Enrichment Programme offered in School. There will be a range of on-site activities for students across the different years such as Pond dipping, Zumba, Technology Challenge, Campsite Cooking, Table Tennis, Music, Spanish Cartoons and PE activities such as Bench Ball, horse riding and crafty skills.  Multicultural days are also being organised for Year 7, 8 and Year 9 where a variety of workshops will be led by international / external visitors. Other activities are also on offer across different years, including Red Cross workshops dealing with "How to stay safe" course, Kent Police offering workshops of staying safe on the road and the Kent Association for the Blind.