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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.

Sporting Success

Sporting opportunities at Barton Court Grammar School span a vast range of sports and activities, from traditional sports such as rugby, netball, football and athletics, to more modern sports such as handball and equestrian.

The autumn term sees competition in the Canterbury district league and the Kent Cup for boys and girls football, as well as the district netball league. Students train and play fixtures once a week, challenging themselves against all other schools locally. We boast a number of district football players, with some also representing at county level. This is also the time of year when our excellent rugby squads begin their training for the tournaments and fixtures to come.

Notable successes this year saw the year 7 girls crowned district indoor football champions and the under 14 girls’ team go all season unbeaten in the league. The under 15 boy’s handball team also put on a strong performance in the Kent School Games local handball finals, being unlucky in missing qualification for the county finals.

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Basketball is the star attraction as we head in to the dark winter nights, with dazzling performances lighting up the courts. Competing at under 14 and 16 in both the boys and girls district league, students play fixtures and train weekly. The under 16 girls had a fantastic season, with immaculate lay-ups and sensational shooting seeing them crowned as district champions. The under 16 boys are also showing great promise for next year, with a very committed squad who are developing at great pace.

The district cross country championships in December are always a very competitive and hard fought event with a 32 strong team representing the school. This year saw six students go on to represent Canterbury at the County championships in January.

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The school equestrian team have had a spectacular rise to prominence after the creation in June 2017. The team go from strength to strength and our showjumpers have already been crowned Regional Grassroots Champions 2017 and competed at nationals in October. At the Nationals the team made it through to the final round which involved an exciting speed jump off in which the team placed 7th nationally. This was followed up with a respectable 5th place at the eventers challenge. The team are keen to add more members so we can have more success in 2018/19.

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Terms 3 and 4 see the return of netball for the district tournaments, as well as the boy’s football district cup competition. However, the main highlight of this time of year is the rugby season. The school rugby team is building quite some momentum in what has been another hugely successful year. In addition to unbeaten seasons in the district league for year 7, 8 and 10, we were also unbeaten at the Canterbury 10’s festival (year 7 and 8).

The talented year 8’s put on a brilliant display to remain unbeaten at the Kent 7’s tournament, showing great potential for future success at county and national level. The year 10 team made it to the semi-finals of the Kent Cup, the third round of the national cup and only narrowly missed out on the quarter finals in the highly competitive Kent 7’s cup.

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The brilliant performances of our talented rugby players has not gone unnoticed, with 4 students selected in the Kent under 15 squad as well as 2 trialists at Saracens. The under 13’s also had 4 trialists at county level.

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The summer terms are dominated by athletics, rounders and softball. For the first time this year the school competed under the Barton Blaze identity in the local softball league. This is an exciting opportunity for students as we look to develop our boys teams in softball. The girls have had continued success in rounders, with strong performances in the local league and an excellent 2nd place in the year 10 girls district tournament.

The athletics season always brings outstanding performances and this year has been no different. Strong performances all season were followed up with a fantastic 2nd place overall in the District Athletics Championships, for 3 students crowned district champions in their events.

Year 7 also showed they have potential for the future with an impressive second place for the boys at the Super 8’s competition. Leading the way in athletics we have had 3 outstanding athletes who represented Canterbury District at the Kent Athletics Championships in June, with one students clocking 11.36 on his way to 3rd place in Kent in the 100m.

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In addition to our elite sports teams we have a thriving recreational badminton club with attendance of over 20 students every Friday of the year. Many of these students have gone on to join up with local badminton clubs in the community as a result of their experiences at school. We also offer the level 3 bike ability course where students are able to take their cycling skills to the next level ensuring they are confident with tackling the city traffic on their commutes to school.

Enrichment is not confined to the lower school, with sixth form students taking part in an exciting and enriching trip to Canterbury Christchurch Sport Science labs. Students get the opportunity to work in state of the art laboratories to test their physical fitness.

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