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17/05/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor in our amazing school. Click here if you or anyone you know is interested. https://t.co/2gKaFX9w7o

16/05/22

The Kent & Medway Immunisation Team is coming to BCGS to give Td/IPV & MenACWY vaccinations for Y9 & any Y10 who missed it due to lockdown. Don’t forget to consent or decline using https://t.co/tv9a9ccUFI or call 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat for more info

13/05/22

We're still looking for an amazing Sixth Form Pastoral Manager if you or anyone you know is interested and wants to make a difference to our amazing Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ozoyxUI1mU

13/05/22

In not much over an hour we raised £237 for last Friday in our cake sale. All money raised went to for their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/uP8bnFRs9A

11/05/22

We have been handed the keys to our brand new free school, Barton Manor. State-of-the-art facilities for the new Y7 arriving in September. Staff and governors were very excited to see it yesterday! https://t.co/LRO6uTekFd

05/05/22

Summer's coming! https://t.co/4zhbrxVL5Q

05/05/22

fundraising with a Cake Sale tomorrow! https://t.co/Ucoi3caI7A

27/04/22

We're looking to recruit a Sixth Form Pastoral Manager to work with our Y12/Y13 students. If you or someone you know is interested please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/ozoyxUqqvm

25/04/22

We raised £1,486 for Ukraine last week on our additional non school uniform day. This is going to the Red Cross to support their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/AmW6cBtLDv

25/04/22

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the BCGS Local Governing Body, please click the link below. We currently have two roles available. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

06/04/22

BCGS welcomed over 20 employers to the Careers Fayre last week when students were given the opportunity to speak with businesses & universities from across Kent & London to find out about what is involved in a variety of careers. A big thank you to all who attended. https://t.co/YuJIK7mA4n

04/04/22

BCGS is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Prog & this year students from Y9, 12 & 13 took part in a 2 hour workshop along with 21 other schools across Kent to bring the tale of Much Ado About Nothing to life. An amazing experience! https://t.co/8PiOsOLxXd

29/03/22

We're looking for two new Governors to join our Local Governing Board for Barton Court Grammar School. If you are interested or know someone who might be please click on the link below for more details. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

28/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Barton Manor school build was completed last week! The School will legally be transferred to BCAT on 1 May 2022 so we have plenty of time to move in ready to welcome our new Y7 students and their parents/carers to the transition along with welcome events planned for Term 6. https://t.co/p84CtqDzeC

28/03/22

We're holding an extra non uniform day on Friday this week to raise funds to support the people of https://t.co/67hBvfq3q4

07/03/22

We're getting involved in this week with information and support for students thinking about what they do next. We're also hosting a Careers Fayre for Yrs 7-13 on Wednesday 30 March which will feature a range of local businesses & post-16 & post-18 providers https://t.co/kgacr0GsQx

04/03/22

We're proud of Niamh in Y13 who has set up https://t.co/HmSlzLTCkP as featured on Made in Kent Radio. A forum & blog for girls in Kent to share experiences & warn of suspicious sights in the area, it also provides female advice & info on various support groups https://t.co/Xvmqn2HDAS

03/03/22

A group of Y9 performed 3 devised pieces at The Arden Theatre in Faversham last week & after rehearsing in their own time they put together inspirational performances without help from staff, which were effective, emotional & informative. How proud are they of their plaque award https://t.co/xDJ9fc3TDt

03/03/22

Advanced notification for your diaries. Special offer of 10% off school uniform at the Simmonds Selling Event in June this year https://t.co/QvUARHX2hr https://t.co/uzRupWBBVS

02/03/22

Our incredibly talented pianists Yamato & Rio were taught last week by the great Freddy Kempf in his masterclass at the Kent International Piano Course. Rio was crowned overall advanced course prize runner up. They performed Debussy & Liszt in the concerts. https://t.co/my03BakREf

02/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

We are looking for an Assistant Site Manager to start at the School on 1 May. If you or someone you know is interested please click here for more details: https://t.co/99T87arMJH https://t.co/Aju3sX2ls8

01/03/22

A great achievement for Ben who defeated the No1 seed (ranked 327) winning the J5 ITF Liverpool tournament. Ben ranked 560, now moves up to 458. The ITF Junior Circuit is the premier level for worldwide competition among under the 18's so Ben's success is just fantastic! https://t.co/ecZm2pnZMB

01/03/22

Y10 languages students were treated to an Inspire Lecture from one of the Linguistics Professors at the University of Kent who taught them about the effects some languages have on others & the differences compared to English & how important language is at degree &A Level. https://t.co/LXV8c1Y4zB

01/03/22

Unfortunately we've had to cancel our Open Morning event on Thursday, but Friday's event is still going ahead, so please come along between 9am-11am. We look forward to meeting you.

11/02/22

Students raised £360 for our chosen charities today by distributing Valentine Cupcakes to those who had been sent one secretly. Lots of smiling faces when they received their gift! https://t.co/QE2kM9yzY3

11/02/22

Happy Valentines! All our brilliant staff enjoyed a Valentines doughnut this morning with their coffee. Well deserved and a good start to the half term break. https://t.co/yH8PSvx0IQ

10/02/22

We are looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. Please click the link below if you are interested or you know someone who might want to work at our amazing school. https://t.co/ZEmCr0Bgo0 https://t.co/XXjLFCTzrE

10/02/22

How proud are we to have achieved this! https://t.co/4odszuDPfw

08/02/22

70 of our students in Year 9 & 10 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge last week. The IMC is a national comp run by the UK Mathematics Trust, which gives opportunities for the more advanced mathematicians to solve interesting & unusual problems. Students loved it! https://t.co/xqWNIft3ex

07/02/22

We're sharing resources in class this week for National Apprenticeship Week. Why not try the Apprenticeship Quiz https://t.co/qaqMuBdXS3 https://t.co/hJr0GXdHib

03/02/22

Year 8 students have recently been enjoying some extra-curricular computing workshops. Making games with Kodu and programming Micro:bits! https://t.co/STNddR5Jpy

03/02/22

Fabulous sunset last night over the Pond. Taken by our resident photographer, Paul, from our Site Team. https://t.co/a2AaqlNROB

02/02/22

"Our MFL conference refuelled my drive to learn about languages and culture and a reoccurring theme was how learning languages equips you for basically any path you take in life. It reminded me of the abundance of transferable skills one gains when learning a language!" https://t.co/nhOikH1qmX

02/02/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. If this interests you or you know someone who might be suitable, click the link below for more details or give us a call for an informal chat. https://t.co/ZEmCr0jFws https://t.co/JsStQOXwFV

02/02/22

The Funding Agreement for Barton Manor School has been signed meaning it's now legally within Barton Court Academy Trust and we can start offering student places on 1 March and recruiting staff. Exciting stuff! See our full press release: https://t.co/RfZ82sM0gL https://t.co/6bTfqVoKN3

27/01/22

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing message Over the next two weeks we will be looking at Body positivity - attached are 5 ways to remind ourselves that bodies are gifts, not curses. Wishing everyone a positive week 😊 https://t.co/9VbQwXVZ7N

27/01/22

Looking forward to promoting the upcoming Safer Internet Day again this year on 8 February 2022. https://t.co/gbPX703gPG

25/01/22

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is tomorrow, Wed 26 Jan, please come along and chat to staff and existing sixth form students about life in the SF at BCGS. Click here for more details https://t.co/AMeTlyU3F0 https://t.co/DqEVhLOvLu

18/01/22

Congratulations to Ed, who this weekend became the 100m Junior Breaststroke Champion, representing BCGS, at the Kent Secondary Schools Swimming Gala He also picked up a bronze in the 200m individual medley along the way too! https://t.co/tk5OjNsIYR

13/01/22

Just 4 weeks to go until our amazing new free school is finished https://t.co/MOc4s4FoMj

Uniform

Simmonds

Please visit our Uniform Suppliers website at https://simmonds-ltd.com/barton-court-grammar-school/ for online ordering, as well as helpful fitting and measurement guides.


 

The aim of the school uniform & dress code is to:

  1. promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School
  2. ensure dress appropriate for the working day
  3. promote equality and avoid issues of comparison & peer pressure

 

Students are expected to be smart. School uniform is to be worn correctly at all times during the school day including to and from School as well as for visits and school events unless otherwise noted. Non-school uniform days students clothing should be smart casual and suitable for the business of the day, normal regulations regarding jewellery, hair and make-up apply on these days.

General Uniform

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Blazer*

School blue blazer with school badge

 

House Flash*

Coloured flash to be sown above the pocket on the school blazer.

 

Shirt / Blouse

White shirt – conventional classic design with stiffened collar, button up to neck worn with tie

Or

School white formal, open neck, rever blouse  with school badge.

 

Shirt must be tucked in with top button fastened and worn with tie. Long and short sleeved permitted

 

Short sleeves with the school logo allowed for the Summer term as part of Summer dress code – see below

Tie*

KS3 School blue tie with badge for years 7 & 8.

KS4 School blue tie with badge for years 9 – 11

Or other official tie awarded to student

Must be worn if stiffened collar shirt chosen. Tie to be worn correctly with the logo visible and top button fastened

 

Jumper*

(Optional)

School blue V-necked jumper with trimmed neckband and school badge

Optional. This is the only jumper permitted

Tartan Skirt*

 

School tartan skirt available from the uniform supplier

Tartan skirt, no more than 6cm above or below the knee.

Trousers (unisex)

Black tailored trousers traditional cut. We recommend that these are obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design, or match the design by Simmonds if purchased elsewhere.

Plain black full length tailored, straight legged, trouser. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips. Belt is optional but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist..

Socks

Dark socks with trousers, black or white with skirt

Short or long socks allowed.

Tights

Plain black or natural

No patterned tights

Shoes

Smart, formal black leather flat or low-heeled shoes* not ankle boots

No trainers, no trainer shoes or plimsolls No boots of any kind.

* Open-toed or backless sandals are not allowed at any time for health and safety reasons.

* No fabric shoes, no brand logos visible on the outside of the shoe.

Coat

Dark weatherproof outer coat should be smart and worn over the blazer. (Reflective arm bands aid visibility in the winter.)

Coats must not display any slogans or offensive logos

Bags

The recommended school bag is a rucksack

Bags must have an over the shoulder strap. No fashion bags, no handbags, no excessive adornments (non-functional buckles, straps, plaid handles, chains, studs, scarves etc). No plastic bags. Preferred colour black or navy blue.

White laboratory coat and blue DT apron are provided by the School.

Summer Uniform - Term 6 only

UNIFORM LIST

Details

White short sleeve shirt/blouse with school badge (replaces the normal stiffened collar shirt and worn with no tie)

Shirt to be tucked into trousers/skirts

Jumper optional

 

 

Must be worn to and from school and during the school day as normal

 

In particularly hot weather, students will be allowed to leave blazers in lockers/bags during the school day.

 

PE Kit - Year 7 - 11

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Polo Shirt*

Navy/Sky/white polo shirt

 “unisex” and “fitted” options available

Must be purchased from school suppliers

Shorts*/Skort*

Navy/sky/white shorts/Skort

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

Sports leggings */ training trouser*

(Optional)

Navy – white BCGS on calf

Optional. Must be purchased from school suppliers. These are the only leggings or training trouser permitted.

Hooded Top* and/or Rugby shirt*

(Optional)

Navy/Sky/white hoody and/or

Navy/sky/white reversible rugby shirt

Optional. Must be purchased from school suppliers. These are the only top permitted. Students may wear rugby shirt and/or the hooded top.

Socks

Long game socks – navy

 

Durable Baselayer

(Optional)

White, long sleeved

Optional. May be worn under the polo shirt on cold days

Trainers

A sports trainer that is suitable for indoor use with a non-marking sole and sufficient ankle support.

Trainers with discrete colouring are preferredCanvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.

Boots

Studded boots for hockey and football  + shin pads

 

House T shirt

Optional ‘House’ coloured T shirt

Coloured House Tshirt available

PE Bag

Drawstring bag in a plain, dark colour, preferably navy blue.

Available from school suppliers. PE kit must be in a proper bag, not plastic carrier bag.

PE Kit – it is optional but strongly recommended that PE Kit is embroidered with the student’s initials.

An embroidery service is available from the school uniform supplier, Simmonds.

Uniform Supplier & Other Information

*UNIFORM SUPPLIER

S. Simmonds & Son Ltd

www.simmonds-ltd.com

Tel: 01892 837202

Newnham Court

Bearsted Rd

Maidstone

ME14 5LH   

Please note:     

(1) Official school badges only

(2) No jewellery - except for watch & one small, discreet stud in each earlobe if necessary.  (To be handed in for PE).

(3) No other visible body piercing or tattoos

(4) Make-up: none visible Years 7 – 9; minimal & discreet (if worn)  Years 10 - 11.   No coloured nail varnish.

(5) Hair: no extremes of fashion; no obvious dyes (natural colour only). Hair clips/scrunchies, etc. should be discreet.

(6) Hair, shoulder length or longer, must be tied back for science and all practical lessons

(7) The following items are not allowed:   

  1. denim coats/jackets,  sweatshirts, hooded sweaters, etc
  2. jeans, denims, cords, laced or  decorated trousers;  extremes of width  for trouser legs 
  3. suede / leather boots   
  4. visible polo–necked or other sweaters etc. under shirts
  5. caps/hats - except outside in extreme weather then plain navy blue  

(8) In the event of a medical condition necessitating trainers these must be black & student must have a dated

letter of explanation from parent/doctor

All clothing and kit must be clearly named with the student’s full forename & surname