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Our Y5 Taster Morning on Saturday 29 June 2019 is now open for bookings. Primary school pupils in Y5 are eligible to attend for a taster of life at Barton Court. Places are already being booked so don't delay! Details on our website.


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.


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


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


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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!


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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!


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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.


We work in close collaboration with our local primary schools to make the transition to secondary a positive experience.

Transition starts with Primary School visits by the Year 7 Team and Senior Staff during Term 6.  Members of staff speak with teachers and students during these visits to ensure a smooth handover of all information. The aim is to ensure that students feel welcome and supported with an opportunity to have any questions answered.

Barton Court Grammar School will host a Welcome Evening on Tuesday 6 June 2017 for the September intake where parents will attend a presentation with the Executive Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher about the school, such as the curriculum, pastoral care and the induction programme. There will also be a presentation for parents from our uniform stockist, Simmonds and our catering supplier – Independent Catering. Stage Coach will also be present to discuss and answer any questions regarding travel to and from School. The Head of Year along with Tutors will greet students and speak with students separately on this occasion.  This is a very positive evening and a great opportunity for students, parents and staff to meet before the September start date.

This year we are holding Year 6 Interviews for the 2017 new intake on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 21 June from 4:00-7:00pm. This is the evening in which our new intake for the next academic year will come into school with their parents and will go through the induction paperwork with a member of staff. Also on the evening our uniform stockists will have a “pop up shop” set up in the school hall selling the required Barton Court Grammar School uniform, our catering staff will be registering students for biometric payment system in the canteen and there will be the opportunity to buy at a discounted price stationary such as Art packs and Mathematics equipment.

On Thursday 6 July, there will be a transition day for year 6 students to come and see what life at secondary school is like before they start with us.  This day is organised by our Director of Key Stage 3 (Ms Fenn) and comprises of taster sessions for a range of subjects. The transition day gives new starters the chance to meet their form teachers, peers, have a tour of the school and take a look at all of the fantastic facilities that are available.

Our open evenings and school tours give students a taste of life at our friendly secondary school and we look forward to welcoming our new starters and their families to our caring and supportive school community, as they start what we hope will be an exciting and rewarding secondary school life. 

2018 Intake

There will be Open Evenings for current Year 5 students on Thursday 5 October 2017 and Tuesday 17 October between 6 – 8pm.