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Our talented caretaker, Mr Robinson, has taken some stunning footage of the school and surrounding countryside at sunset. Take a look!


Y7/8 students got creative making scenes featuring their favourite historical event/person using an egg, art materials & their imagination. Eva won with her Floregg Nightingale scene & Victor was runner up with his take on Henry VIII and his 6 wives. Look how creative they were!


Introducing our new Senior Prefect Team for 2023-2024. With Jack and Sienna as Head Students, Gracie and Jared as Deputies and Kamana and Ewan as Assistants, we're sure to see lots of positive impact around the School.


It was great to celebrate the last day with our amazing Y13 students. They have all been a credit to the School and we wish them all the best of luck with their upcoming exams and future careers.


Well done to Will & Will who played for Canterbury U14s v Beeston in the Hockey National Plate Final in Nottingham. One was Captain of the Team & the other scored a hattrick to win 4-2 resulting in third overall. The Kent Team also won in the SE Regional league the same weekend


A great one point perspective drawing by Noah in Y7 for our Art of the Fortnight. Students are learning how to use one point perspective to create a sense of depth in their drawings & will be moving onto drawing street views next before learning about two point perspective.


It's Mental Health Awareness Week so can we remind students & their families of the resources we've already directed them to ie Kooth, plus for parents, Parents Mental Health Support/Advice for Your Child/Young Minds for young people’s mental health & the adults they live with.


Wonderful pic of the School's pond from our talented Caretaker and his drone!


Thank you to all those who have booked their Y5 child onto our Taster Morning in June. This event is now full.We are looking to meeting everyone and having a fun morning.


Fabulous trips to London and with our Spanish exchange visitors!


Some of our Y13 & Y9 students were delighted to be invited back to play at the Kent MS Centre this week for a Coronation themed tea providing jazz music underneath red, white & blue bunting as guests arrived. Visit for more information about their work.


Year 5 students from local primary schools attended a Maths workshop at BCGS last month when they explored number theory as well as properties of negative numbers. Despite working in a new environment, they produced some superb team work and loved every minute!


This week Y8 students have been investigating the theme of their identity in art & have created a side profile portrait silhouette shape filled with complex overlapping drawn imagery & text, linking to their identity & favourite things.


We're hosting our annual Y5 Taster Morning again this year on Saturday 24 June. Please go to our website to view the details & complete the electronic application form if you would like your Y5 primary school child to sample a small taste of life at BCGS.


A date for your diaries - the Immunisation Team will be with us next week, on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April


Well here's something a bit different - Kinball and Sitting Volley Ball in UV PE! Brilliant fun!


Another fabulous pic from our talented Caretaker!


If you like the plans for the youth hub to support young people of canterbury click to add your support to our planning application


An amazing visit by a group of Japanese Teachers who taught a group of Y8 students all about calligraphy, origami and the Japanese language.


Well done to our Y13 students who raised over £150 during the Y13 Charity Week and a big well done to one lucky winner in Y13 who won the “Guess the Name of the Bear”!


Maria Sibylla Merian, naturalist and scientific illustrator, was born in 1647. She collected insects and raised silkworms as a young girl, and was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly and document metamorphosis. Watch our video with :


BCGS, BMS & SLBGS participated in the Debate Club Tournament won by BCGS with student prizes to BCGS/BMS for excellent debating skills:Guns should be outlawed in AmericaMobile phones should be banned for primary school children The death penalty should be reinstated in the UK


Fantastic visit enjoyed by Y12 Mathematicians from BCGS to the School of Mathematics at the University of Kent, where they attended lectures and took part in hands-on activities. A very enjoyable and enriching day! Thank you


Good luck to the BCGS Girls Netball Team taking part in the District Netball Tournament this week.


A new free & confidential scheme operated by Citizen Advice supporting people in Kent who are struggling financially or need support to manage the rising cost of living has been launched Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, freephone 0800 808 5622

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus BCAT Executive Headteacher
Mr J Hopkins Headteacher
Mrs C Benard Grosso  BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning, Thinking Schools
Ms A Haley Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care, ECA, SEN, Safeguarding
Mr O Mitchell Snr Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs S Smith Assistant Headteacher: Director KS4, Pastoral Care & Behaviour & Attitudes Y9,10,11
Mr A White Assistant Headteacher: KS5 Achievement, Pastoral Care & Personal Development
Mr M Halpin Assoicate Assistant Headteacher: SEN Achievement, Whole SchoolEnrichment, Mentoring Literacy & Numeracy/SENCO/LT Business Studies;

Extended Leadership Team

Mr R Duran Senior Director of Teaching & Learning/Teacher of Mathematics
Mr A Luret Director of Teaching and Learning
Mr D Lintott Director of KS3
Mr A White Director of KS5
Ms S Harding Director of English
Mr G Dupont-Panon Director of Mathematics

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Projects Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager

Heads of Year

Mr D Lintott Year 7
Ms M Scott-Neve Year 8
Mr C Lawrence Year 9
Mr J Hellyar Year 10
Mr N Harvey Year 11
Mr R Wilcock Year 12
Mr A White Year 13

Art Department

Mrs L Grimer Lead Teacher
Mrs A Dengate Teacher
Ms L Crispin Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mr M Halpin Associate Assistant Headteacher/Lead Teacher/SENCO

Computing Department

Mr D Forsyth Lead Teacher
Mr O Mitchell Teacher & Assistant Headteacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Lead Teacher
Mr D Reynolds Teacher
Miss K Parker Teacher
Ms R Metcalfe Technician (p/t)

Drama Department

Miss D Postgate Lead Teacher 

English Department

Ms S Harding Director of English
Ms K Buckley 2nd in English: KS3
Mrs A Blyth 2nd in English: KS5
Mr C Lawrence Teacher/Lead Practitioner/Head of Year 9
Miss K Hogan Teacher
Miss K Skelton Teacher/Lead Teacher of Film Studies

Geography Department

Mr N Herbert Lead Teacher
Mr M Payne Teacher
Mrs S Smith Teacher/Assistant Headteacher

Health & Social Care

Miss K Parker Lead Teacher / BTEC Co-ordinator/Teacher of DT

History Department

Miss A Sims Lead Teacher/Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Ms A Wilkinson Teacher
Ms M Scott-Neve Teacher/Head of Y8

Mathematics Department

Mr G Dupont-Panon Director of Mathematics 
Mr R Duran 2nd in Mathematics: T&L / Senior Director of T&L
Ms B Macintyre Randall 2nd in Mathematics: KS3/STEM/Gifted & Talented
Mr F O'Donoghue 2nd in Mathematics: KS5
Mrs S Scott Teacher
Mrs R Leeves Teacher
Mr J Clugston Teacher

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mr A Luret Director of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs A Croft-Cafferty Lead Teacher: German / KS3 Coordinator
Mrs C Benard-Grosso Teacher: French and Spanish / Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mr A Garcia Irnan Teacher – Spanish
Mr R Wilcock Teacher - Spanish / Head of Year 12/Careers

Music Department

Miss G Fenn Lead Teacher
Mr P Baldock Teacher
Mr O Mitchell Teacher / Snr Assistant Headteacher

Physical Education Department

Mrs J Nuttall Lead Teacher
Mr J Hellyar Teacher / Head of Year 10 / Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator
Mr D Lintott Teacher / Director KS3/ Head of Year 7
Mr A White Teacher / Assistant Headteacher

Psychology Department

Ms C Lloyd Lead Teacher
Mr T Prosser Teacher/EPQ Coordinator 

Religious Studies / RPE / PSHEE

Miss K Wharton Lead Teacher
Miss S Williams Teacher
Ms M Rowe Teacher

Science Department

Mr J Stitson Lead Teacher: Biology
Mrs C Hayles Teacher: Biology
Dr A Mulryne Teacher: Biology
Ms A Haley Teacher: Biology / Deputy Headteacher
Mr N Harvey Lead Teacher: Chemistry/HOY 11
Mr L Craddock Teacher: Chemistry
Ms A Howell Lead Teacher: Physics
Dr R Mansfield Teacher: Physics / UCAS Lead
Mrs C Day Teacher: Science
Mr D Blackmore Laboratory Technician
Mrs R Borsos Laboratory Technician
Ms F Mitchison Laboratory Technician

Student Support Department

Mrs A Harmer Sixth Form Administrator
Miss L Cadonna Learning Mentor / Cover Supervisor
Mrs L Hallweger Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor

SEND Department

Mr M Halpin Associate Assistant Headteacher/SENCO/LT Business Studies
Ms A Chardon Learning Mentor/SENCO Assistant

ICT Support Department

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Projects Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT & Projects Manager
Mr P Scullion BCGS/BMS Senior ICT Technician

Administrative Staff

Mrs R Light PA to Headteacher / Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs C Parkins Personnel / Administrative Assistant
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance Manager
Mrs C Knight Finance/Payroll Officer 
Mr F Cameron Data Manager
Mrs K West Examinations Manager
Mrs C Tutt Attendance Officer
Mrs L Williams SLT Administrator
Mrs R O'Brien Receptionist
Mrs C Simpson Reprographics
Mrs K Mclean Clerk to the Directors / Governors

Site Staff

Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager
Mr I Burgess Site Manager
Mr P Robinson Caretaker