Twitter @BartonCourtGS

17/09/21

And we wore Jeans for Genes Day https://t.co/eesdF6PCWh

17/09/21

Some of our Y12 aspiring medical students took part in a virtual outreach event hosted by the BMA today. Presentations by a current medical student & 2 practicing doctors sharing insights & personal experience followed by a panel discussion. Thank you

15/09/21

We're supporting this Friday with a non school uniform day - hoping to raise lots of cash for this amazing charity. https://t.co/ccmYzuuwDh

14/09/21

We're looking for a Temporary Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. Click here to find out more if this interests you: https://t.co/S8uKA02T54

14/09/21

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

08/09/21

Our rising star in tennis, Ben, has had an incredible summer of success in various matches, even playing & winning the Road to Wimbledon 14u Tournament on the practice courts - Singles & Doubles Winner - amazing. Congratulations Ben! https://t.co/w0J7eOcNPX

07/09/21

The new build at Barton Manor School has really progressed over the summer. On schedule for completion next February. https://t.co/tdLw6vBfKk

01/09/21

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

26/08/21

Congrats to ex-student Harvey Lintott now playing professionally at Gills FC for scoring the winning penalty in a recent match against AFC Wimbledon. Thanks Kent Pro for the images. https://t.co/lD5hzvZoDs

25/08/21

Students and staff raised an incredible total of £7,773.09 for the School's chosen charities last year. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

24/08/21

We're looking for an experienced and qualified BCAT Trust Estates Manager/Site Manager for The Charles Dickens School. Please follow the link below for more information. We'd love to hear from you if this is something you're interested in. https://t.co/9LQFVMuHy2

23/08/21

Congratulations to our A Level students for some amazing results. In particular to the 14 students out of a cohort of 105 who have been awarded three or more A*/Distinction* grades in their subjects. A tremendous achievement! https://t.co/H5TURqjUJ4

23/08/21

Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses. https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK

05/08/21

Sports Day wasn't quite the same again this year, but at least we managed to get out and enjoy year group Sports Mornings and Afternoons and the weather was kind to us! https://t.co/nLlNW1UXmR

30/07/21

Our new school magazine, The Barton Press, has launched. Check it out at https://t.co/OB6unVuQnc https://t.co/THsnqlCzi2

14/07/21

Wow, what a lovely treat from a grateful parent for all our hard work this year! Very gratefully received by all the staff. https://t.co/O5eduTIniG

06/07/21

New Sixth Form students enjoyed their two Induction Days at BCGS last week sampling their chosen A Level subjects ready for September, followed by a BBQ - in the rain! https://t.co/JpsyoDfIH4

02/07/21

Here's the winner of our Pride Flag Competition as voted for by the whole community. Brilliant isn't it? https://t.co/JWrXPQUbEq

01/07/21

We're rather proud of our English Teacher, Mr Hodgson, who has published his first novel. Congratulations! https://t.co/hgkezQxAoG

29/06/21

Just a couple of the brilliant entries for our Pride Flag competition https://t.co/YzW3Wgdr63

21/06/21

Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views. https://t.co/f77nVQMuLS

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/higUSGiI3R

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/XXvQ8e8LcI

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/Nbk6wNxmgi

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/t8mqltsUi1

15/06/21

Barton Manor School is really taking shape now! https://t.co/tFicNJicda

11/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

The School’s Anti-Bullying Team are working to create a reflection area for children who need somewhere to go when they want some quiet time. The garden coming into bloom now but there is still a lot of work to be done! https://t.co/ZbvTTCK9wk

11/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Hospitality & Catering: 20 of our talented Year 9 Hospitality students are currently involved in an extra-curricular programme with Luna Training, developing skills in Hospitality (Front of House) and Catering (Back of House). https://t.co/UFdMwE5o9G

11/06/21

Our consultation for the new free school, Barton Manor, ends on 22 June at 9am. We'd love to hear your feedback so click here https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK to let us have your views. https://t.co/rHBBjY61e2

08/06/21

To mark Pride month this year, we are running a "Pride flag" competition! We are calling on our students to get creative, and to make a visual representation of one of the Pride flags. The competition is open to all year groups, and closes on Friday 25th June. https://t.co/v2TTHUzJG1

27/05/21

Lady Colgrain, , & the Lord Mayor of Canterbury along with other dignitories visited Barton Manor School new build for the Topping Out Ceremony on Tuesday this week. Fabulous views from the roof and the rain held off ! https://t.co/gY98sHwAAW

27/05/21

Retweeted From Kent Police (UK)

Does your child know how to stay safe online? Talk to them about the capabilities of their devices, how to create a strong password and why they should not upload or share any private information or images. For more guidance, visit: https://t.co/wdqcYTSEqj https://t.co/rrorppgbqg

26/05/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Message received ✉ But from who? This week’s guide uncovers the risks around TextMe, the popular messaging app which encourages anonymity online 🕵 Desktop: https://t.co/QF3rLBwuRf Download app: https://t.co/mjqP2JW4SH https://t.co/thiyEcPDKq

26/05/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week students are looking at ‘readaxation’ To be able to relax shouldn’t be a luxury but an essential to mental health and wellbeing. Burying your nose in a book is the perfect way to relax! https://t.co/osbCGtvdal

26/05/21

Students and staff raised £1229.21 from our Non Uniform Day last Friday for our chosen charities this year.

25/05/21

We're celebrating the Topping Out Ceremony of the new free school, Barton Manor, today. Looking forward to posting pics of the fabulous views from the roof and welcoming the Lord-Lieutenant, the Lady Colgrain and the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, to the event. https://t.co/tLYpVVlwGf

25/05/21

Max & Sanju ran to school last Friday morning in very blustery conditions raising £578 for the Canterbury Food Bank. Click here to support them: https://t.co/3A4jW2iTLB https://t.co/otEtIP2IWs

19/05/21

Simmonds are offering 10% off BCGS uniform for online orders between 22 May-10 July + free delivery. Don't forget they now have a new shop, J7 M20, at Newnham Court Shopping Village. https://t.co/YojrKs1pDv

19/05/21

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Moodspark is packed full of activities, information, and resources to help young people understand what resilience is, and how to better take care of their emotional wellbeing. Moodspark is . https://t.co/B5WT8y12WY https://t.co/Vmv6zM8MNo

17/05/21

We've added a FAQ sheet to our Consultation page on the Barton Manor School website, click here to access this for further answers to any questions you may have regarding our new free school opening in September 2022. https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK

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.

Girls

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Blazer*

School blue blazer with school badge

 

Blouse*

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

Must be tucked in

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

School black trouser. We recommend that these are obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design.

Plain black full length tailored, straight legged, trouser. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.

Socks

Dark socks with trousers, black or white with skirt

 

Tights

Plain black or natural

No patterned tights

Boys

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Blazer*

School blue blazer with school badge

 

Shirt

White shirt – conventional classic design with stiffened collar. 

Must be tucked in with top button fastened.

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

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

Trousers

Black tailored trousers; traditional cut

Belt is optional for boys but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist.

Socks

Dark socks with trousers

 

General Uniform

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Shoes

Black leather flat or low heeled shoes* not ankle boots

No trainers, no trainer shoes. No “Ugg” boots

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

Coat

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

Rainproof jacket available from the PE list is suitable. 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

Science*

White laboratory coat.

Safety spectacles are provided when necessary

Safety spectacles are provided where necessary and students may buy their own pair if they wish (available from Science Dept.  at approx. £3)

Design Technology*

Blue apron appropriate for workshop & all practical work.

 

 

White laboratory coat and blue DT apron are compulsory for Years 7 – 11.

Summer Uniform - Term 6 only

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Shirt/Blouse*

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

Shirt to be tucked into trousers/skirts

Jumper optional

 

Blazer*

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

“Female fit” and “unisex fit” available

Must be purchased from school suppliers

Shorts*

Navy/sky/white shorts

Must be purchased from school suppliers. Optional for girls

Skort*

Navy/sky/white skort

Must be purchased from school suppliers. Girls may wear short and/or skort

Tracksuit trousers*

Navy/white with school initials

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

 

Sports leggings

Navy – white BCGS on calf

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

Girls may wear leggings or tracksuit trousers.

Hooded Top* and/or Rugby shirt*

Navy/Sky/white hoody and/or

Navy/sky/white reversible rugby shirt

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

Students may wear rugby shirt and/or the hooded top.

Socks

Long game socks – navy

 

Waterproof Training Jacket   (optional)

Navy/white with school initials

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

Can be worn for sports or as weatherproof jacket over the blazer. Available to order

Durable Baselayer

(Optional)

White, long sleeved

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 preferred

Canvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.

Boots

Studded boots for hockey and football  + shin pads

 

House Tshirt

Optional ‘House’ coloured Tshirt

Colored House Tshirt available

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

 

64 Calverley Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent

TN1 2UG      

Tel: 01892 510123 

www.simmonds-ltd.com

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:   

  • denim coats/jackets,sweatshirts, hooded sweaters, etc
  • jeans, denims, cords, laced ordecorated trousers;extremes of widthfor trouser legs
  • suede / leather boots
  • visible polo–necked or other sweaters etc. under shirts
  • 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

Documents

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