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Welcome from the Headteacher

“The Headteacher has a clear and ambitious vision for the School based upon high standards and secured through a drive for consistent and high-quality teaching" -  OFSTED 2014

A very warm welcome to the Barton Court Grammar School website.  I am sure that you will find it informative and enjoyable to explore. We hope that this website will give you an insight into the high quality of education you can expect your son/daughter to receive at Barton Court Grammar School.

We are very proud to be one of the few co-educational selective schools in the country uniquely delivering high academic standards within a very caring and supportive school community. Our focus is excellence in all that we do and excellence for all our students.

We all learn best when we are happy and valued; supported, challenged and encouraged, so at Barton Court Grammar School we take care to ensure our students’ education is both enriching and enjoyable.

Academic excellence is at the heart of our school, but we nurture equally creativity, personal and physical development, independence and inquiring minds. All students are individuals, and there can be no single pathway that all must be compelled to tread. Consequently, we endeavour to build a personal curriculum that will draw upon the raw talent and energy that students bring with them to help them achieve personal success.

You will see that we are truly a 21st Century school, concerned not just with what our students learn, but with how they learn, and how they grow in confidence, independence and critical thinking. Our unique curriculum has accelerated opportunities at KS3 and KS4, and A Level. Our Language Specialist Status supports our mission statement to encourage and develop students to be responsible global citizens with cultural and international awareness.

As an Ofsted outstanding rated school, we have taken the opportunity to convert to Academy status. We believe this suits our vision of autonomy and excellence for all.

When you visit us, I hope you will appreciate not only the courtesy and confidence of our students, but also their joy and enthusiasm.

We look forward to meeting you.

Ms K Cardus  BSc, MA ED, NPQH
Headteacher

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