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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!


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


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


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


Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools.


We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision


Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term.


We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury.


What an amazing time students had in Lake Garda, visiting Sirmione, Malcesine and Verona. Very hot days required squeezing in some time for dips in the pool and delicious Italian ice cream. So great to have Italy back in our Enrichment Week activities again!


We dodged the rain at Sports Day this year, however, some fantastic performances shone through with two new school records.The overall victors were Turing with 846 points. Well done to all students involved in an excellent day.


Yet another amazing school production, The Addams Family! Everyone involved worked so hard for months leading up to the 3 nights and deservedly they had rave reviews!


Y12 students visited to explore the latest advances in science & accessed & listened to over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field including Helen Sharman. The Summer Science Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future.


Students & staff are raising money for by completing a sponsored sleepout. There's a GoFundMe Page to make a donation to support the students in changing lives within Canterbury. All money donated goes directly to Porchlight. Thank you.

Kent Cup Rugby

Posted on: 13/11/2019

Both the under 15 and under 14 rugby teams had a good run in the Kent Cup, with unfortunately both teams being knocked out in the quarter final. This was an excellent achievement for the School in what is only our third year of competing at County level for rugby, and the first year teams have been entered into all county tournaments.


The under 14 team began their tournament against a very strong and physical Marsh Academy side. Barton Court took the lead, before trailing 14-12 at half time. However, a resurgent second half performance with three tries, including an excellent last minute try from Roman, saw Barton Court go on to win the game 29-14.


Barton Court then hosted Kings’ School Rochester in what was a very tight encounter. Barton Court again took the lead before Kings’ struck back. Barton Court went in at the break 7-5 up, and the game remained this way until Tye scored an intercept to take Barton Court to a 14-5 lead. Despite a last minute try for Kings’, Barton Court turned out eventual winners, 14-10.

In the quarter final Barton Court travelled to St Dunstan’s College and came out on the wrong side of a physical encounter. Barton Court started poorly and conceded 4 early tries. Despite a much better second half, Barton Court couldn’t turn things around. The boys definitely left a few tries out on the pitch and, on another day with a stronger start (and less players away on the French Exchange), the result may have been different.


The under 15s had an easier ride to the quarter finals, firstly beating Harvey Grammar School 47-0 and then having a walk over win against Charles Dicken School. It may have been their lack of game time which ended up being their downfall, or the long list of injuries which included Stanley the Captain, as the quarter finals proved to be a step too far with a loss against Norton Knatchbull. Barton Court played the majority of this game with 14 players following early injuries to Jamie and Felix and all of the students should be pleased with their efforts and commitment.


Rugby will continue after Christmas with the district leagues and tournaments, as well as fixtures in the Kent Grammar School League and the yearly Sevens tournaments for Years 8, 9 and 10.

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