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During the last Enrichment Day at Barton Court Grammar School, students took part in an exciting day of employer encounters. Find out more @


Take a look at the fantastic Art work from students at Barton Court Grammar School...


Y12 students recently visited The Royal Society to explore the very latest advances in Science and accessed over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future with the people making it happen.



BCGS is proud to be open to pupils from all backgrounds. To support this, we work in partnership with Atom Learning who provides students that are eligible for Pupil Premium with free online learning and 11+ exam preparation. Visit:


On 4 May, Barton Court hosted the largest post-COVID chess tournament, adult or junior, in East Kent... the Kent Megafinal. Read more at:


Year 5 Students enjoyed another Taster Morning at BCGS. Read more about it at:


83 of our Year 10 Biology students took part in this year’s UKBC Biology Challenge and competed against 45,400 students across the country. Find out how the students did at


Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at:



Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause.


We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement.


There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns.


We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting


Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions!


We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:


We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow".


Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them!


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We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.


Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art


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Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS.


We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off.


The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine

School Performance League Table News

Posted on: 16/10/2017


Barton Court Grammar School is celebrating after coming out top position in the new progress 8 measure across all grammar and non-selective schools within the whole of Canterbury, Coastal, Thanet, Swale and Dover Districts according to the DfE provisional school performance data issued last week.

The new progress 8 measure compares the level of progress that students make between KS2 and KS4 across 8 subjects including English and Maths.

The latest DFE data can be found at:

 “This is a fantastic achievement by our students who celebrated outstanding GCSE results in the summer with the %A*/A rising by more than 5% compared to 2016. The students and staff have worked incredibly hard with the support of parents and governors to achieve such impressive outcomes and progress measures. This is testament to their hard work and commitment and we are very proud that the students at BCGS make “well above average progress” with a P8 score of +0.56. This means on average students achieve half a grade more in each of their 8 GCSE subjects including English and Mathematics than is expected.” said Ms Kirstin Cardus, Executive Headteacher of Barton Court Grammar School.

Barton Court Academy Trust is also celebrating with The Charles Dickens School who achieved a P8 score ranked 3rd in Thanet. A P8 score that exceeds that of a few grammar schools and many non-selective schools in Thanet, Canterbury and on the Coast. Barton Court Grammar School has been supporting The Charles Dickens School since June 2016 and the School recently joined the Barton Court Academy Trust in March 2017.

“The Charles Dickens School is a fantastic school which is making good progress towards the Trust’s aim to become an Ofsted recognised “Good” school or better in the next inspection. There has been significant improvements to the school within the last 12 months and the students have already started to benefit from this.” Ms Kirstin Cardus, Executive Headteacher of The Charles Dickens School.

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