The School has a modern feel with all classrooms renovated within the last 7 years as part of our rolling programme of school improvement. All classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards and we have wireless technology across the site to industry standard. Sixth Form students are welcome to bring their own devices to school to support their learning.
In January 2018, our additional teaching block was officially opened. This contains 7 new classrooms, 3 new state-of-the-art Science Laboratories, a brand new school kitchen/servery and dining facility, additional washrooms and al fresco dining. This new building has transformed the school into a modern and welcoming space for all stakeholders to enjoy. As part of this development a new computerised music room and new, second sixth form common room have been recently created in the main building.
The School also has a state of the art purpose built Sports Hall, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, and with the expansive playing fields, tennis courts, Performing Arts Studio and use of local sporting facilities such as the Polo Farm Sports Club and the local swimming pool we are able to offer a wide range of sporting activities, at all levels, to meet the needs and interests of our students.
Recently built is an additional teaching block that contains a purpose built Food Technology room, two ICT rooms with the latest technology, and a suite of language classrooms to support our commitment to Language learning at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
A Sixth Form Learning Resource Centre to support student learning is in the heart of the School, overlooking the school lake, with a mezzanine floor containing a suite of 30 computers. On the ground floor are work stations, another suite of 30 computers, and a careers library.
Situated in the “old house”, a fine Georgian manor house, which was built in 1750, is a renovated Sixth Form Common Room and the School Library, which contains 40 computers and two Learning Mentors available throughout the day to provide an excellent resource and support area for all Students. The “old house” has been completely restored and remains the ‘heart’ of the school. It also contains three classrooms, staff room, offices and a Conference/Training Room.
The Main Block contains 7 fully equipped Science Laboratories, English and Mathematics teaching classrooms.
The school is situated on a World Heritage site and consists of three sides of a would-be quadrangle around the lake. The “old house”, with its lake, ancient trees, gardens and playing fields make Barton Court an idyllic place in which to learn.