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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!


🚨 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


🚨 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


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

The Arden Theatre Youth Group Experience

Posted on: 28/02/2022

On Friday 24 February 2022 a group of Year 9 students performed three devised pieces at The Arden Theatre, Faversham in front of friends, family and the Mayor of Faversham.

We were approached by the director of The Arden, challenging Barton Court to create devised performances based on two stimuli: A theme from a Shakespeare play or a piece of educational theatre which informs the audience. The aim of the challenge was to allow pupils to perform in front of an audience after two years of lockdowns and limited performance opportunities. Also, to meet and watch other young thespians' devised performances from a variety of drama schools, drama clubs and schools.

The challenge was offered to all Year 9 students, not just drama students. Eleven  came forward and accepted the challenge. These 11 students split into three groups, the two choosing to educate their audience chose the topics of mental health during lockdown and homophobia.  The group using the Shakespeare stimulus chose a theme from Macbeth, betrayal. Students rehearsed during lunchtimes and after school for a term creating entirely original and personal performances with no input or direction from any teachers. 

They were in charge of organising costumes, making and sourcing any props and blocking their performances. We had a dress rehearsal allowing students to use The Arden stage, block their performances and get used to the acoustics of the theatre.

The evening of the performances arrived swiftly, nerves were high, many Barton Court cast members struggling to eat anything before their performances.  The auditorium quickly filled full of excited and proud parents, family members, friends and The Mayor of Faversham.  The three Barton Court devised performances were fantastic. Every group member was professional, spoke with clear diction and performed the best they had all term.  Our Year 9 students really rose to the challenge, producing some of the most effective, emotional and informative pieces of the evening.

At the end of the evening, all pupils were called on stage and awarded a plaque and free workshop from The Ugly Bucket Company who will be coming in and working with them later in the year. It was a truly inspirational evening; as always, our students represented the School in the most mature and respectful way.  The talent amongst our drama students is sensational. We are very proud of all who performed. Congratulations and a very well done. 

Written by Barton Court