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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


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!


The aim of the school uniform & dress code is to:

  1. promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School
  2. ensure dress appropriate for the working day
  3. promote equality and avoid issues of comparison & peer pressure

Students are expected to be smart. School uniform is to be worn correctly at all times during the school day including to and from School as well as for visits and school events unless otherwise noted. Non-school uniform days students clothing should be smart casual and suitable for the business of the day, normal regulations regarding jewellery, hair and make-up apply on these days.


  Uniform List Details
Blazer* School blue blazer with school badge.  
Blouse* School white formal, open neck, rever shirt with school badge. Must be tucked in.
Jumper* (optional) School blue V-necked jumper with trimmed neckband and school badge Optional. This is the only jumper permitted.
Tartan Skirt* School tartan skirt available from the uniform supplier. Tartan skirt, no more than 6cm above or below the knee. Compulsory for Y7 students and optional for Y8 -Y11
Black Skirt School black skirt. We recommend that this is obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design. Plain black pleated, no more than 6cm above or below the knee. No extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.
Trousers School black trousers. We recommend that this is obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design. Plain black full length tailored, straight legged trousers. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.
Socks Dark socks with trousers, black or white with skirt. No patterned tights
Tights Plain black or natural  


  Uniform List Details
Blazer* School blue blazer with school badge.  
Shirt White shirt - conventional classic design with stiffened collar. Must be tucked in with top button fastened. Short sleeves with the school logo allowed for the Summer term as part of Summer dress code- see below.

KS3 School blue tie with badge for years 7 & 8.
KS4 School blue tie with badge for years 9 - 11
Or other official tie awarded to students

Tie to be worn correctly with the logo visible and top button fastened
Jumper* (Optional) School blue V-necked jumper with trimmed neckband and school badge Optional, This is the only jumper permitted.
Trousers Black tailored trousers; traditional cut Belt is optional for boys but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist.
Socks Dark socks with trousers  

General Uniform

  Uniform List Details
Shoes Black leather flat or low heeled shoes* not ankle boots No trainers, no trainer shoes. No "Ugg" boots* Open-toed or backless sandals are not allowed at any time for health and safety reasons.
Coat Dark weatherproof outer coat should be smart and worn over the blazer. (Reflective arm bands aid visibility in the winter.) Rainproof jacket available from the PE list is suitable. Coats must not display any slogans or offensive logos
Bags The recommended school bag is a rucksack. Bags must have an over the shoulder strap. No fashion bags, no handbags, no excessive adornments (non-functional buckles, straps, plaid handles, chains, studs, scarves etc) No plastic bags

White laboratory coat.
Safety spectacles are provided when necessary

Safety Spectacles are provided where necessary and students may buy their own pair if the wish (available from the Science Dept. at approx. £3)
Design Technology* Blue apron appropriate for workshop & all practical work  

White Laboratory coat and blue DT apron are compulsory for Years 7 - 11

Summer Uniform - Term 6 only

  Uniform List Details
Shirt/Blouse* White short sleeve shirt/blouse with school badge (replaces the normal shirt for boys and worn with no tie). Shirt to be tucked into trousers/skirts. Jumper optional.
Blazer* Must be worn to and from school and during the school day as normal. In particular hot weather, students will be allowed to leave blazers in lockers/bags during the school day.

PE Kit - Year 7 - 11

  Uniform List Details
Polo Shirt*

Navy/Sky/white polo shirt
“Female fit” and “unisex fit” available

Must be purchased from school suppliers
Shorts* Navy/sky/white shorts Must be purchased from school suppliers. Optional for girls
Skorts* Navy/sky/white skort Must be purchased from school suppliers. Girls may wear short and/or skort
Tracksuit trousers* Navy/white with school initials Must be purchased from school suppliers

PE Leggings*

(Optional for Girls)

Navy sport leggings with BCGS printed on calf in white, must be worn with the school skort Must be purchased from school suppliers Optional for girls
Hooded Top* and/or Rugby shirt*

Navy/Sky/white hoody and/or Navy/sky/white reversible rugby shirt.

Must be purchased from school suppliers. Students may wear rugby shirt and/or the hooded top.


Long game socks – navy


Waterproof Training Jacket   (optional)

Navy/white with school initials

Must be purchased from school suppliers. Can be worn for sports or as weatherproof jacket over the blazer. Available to order

Durable Baselaye (Optional)

White, long sleeved

May be worn under the polo shirt on cold days


A sports trainer that is suitable for indoor use with a non-marking sole and sufficient ankle support.

Trainers with discrete colouring are preferred Canvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.


Studded boots for hockey and football  + shin pads


Uniform Supplier & Other Information

*Uniform Supplier

S. Simmonds & Son Ltd

64 Calverley Road
Tunbridge Wells
TEL: 01892 510123

Please note:     

(1) Official school badges only

(2) No jewellery - except for watch & one small, discreet stud in each earlobe if necessary.  (To be handed in for PE).

(3) No other visible body piercing or tattoos

(4) Make-up: none visible Years 7 – 9; minimal & discreet (if worn)  Years 10 - 11.   No coloured nail varnish.

(5) Hair: no extremes of fashion; no obvious dyes (natural colour only). Hair clips/scrunchies etc should be discreet.

(6) Hair, shoulder length or longer, must be tied back for science and all practical lessons

       (7) The following items are not allowed:   

  • denim coats/jackets,  sweatshirts, hooded sweaters etc
  • jeans, denims, cords, laced or  decorated trousers;  extremes of width  for trouser legs
  • suede / leather boots
  • visible polo–necked or other sweaters etc. under shirts
  • caps/hats - except outside in extreme weather then plain navy blue  

(8) In the event of a medical condition necessitating trainers these must be black & student must have a dated letter of explanation from parent/doctor

All clothing and kit must be clearly named with the student’s full forename & surname