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25/01/23

Yesterday, the BCGS and BMS Maths Club investigated the relationship between wingspan and the flight time of paper helicopters. https://t.co/HvR3ZsEmMU

25/01/23

Barton Court Grammar School Sixth Form Open Evening is tonight, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, with Headteacher Presentations at 7pm and 8pm. Call or email us for further information. Parking available on site via Spring Lane or parking in the Pay & Display Car Park opp St Augustine's Abbey.

25/01/23

Retweeted From School of Education, University of Exeter

Many congratulations to on their re-accreditation as an Advanced Thinking School, an excellent achievement 👏👏👏 The full accreditation report is available on the TS website: https://t.co/W3qoIswTfZ

13/01/23

A Gifted & Talented lunch took place yesterday for students who have been identified as gifted & talented in more than half of their subjects. Real all-rounders! https://t.co/rDOQXBOWCW

11/01/23

Any Y7/8 BCGS students wanting to join the Debate Club held at BMS each Wednesday after school? https://t.co/lGNgaoMFiA

10/01/23

We're delighted to announce that our students had enormous success at the recent John Downton Awards and BCGS was awarded "Best Overall School". Congratulations to everyone! https://t.co/NeaZJwwGAq

09/01/23

A reminder of the cold weather before Christmas. Our frozen pond looking very ethereal, taken by our Site team. https://t.co/LpeoNu7sDG

15/12/22

This week Year 7 students from Barton Court and Barton Manor took part in a Maths Bake-Off Challenge, using their Mathematical skills to decipher a jumbled up recipe. Their excellent cooking skills resulted in superb candy cane shortbreads! https://t.co/06crHZEr2P

13/12/22

A treat to kick start the week yesterday for our hard working staff - the diet starts in January! https://t.co/VV0yST48UW

05/12/22

Celebrating the International Day of Languages last month with Y8 learning all about festivals. Toussaint, Fete des Lumieres, the Venetian Carnival, Day of the Dead & Chinese Porcelain were all looked at with students learning about the cultural aspects and creating calligrams. https://t.co/8pNMASnTFR

21/11/22

We're grateful to Prof Andy Horne from the University of Kent who delivered a brilliant lecture to Mathematics students last week on Number Theory and Cryptography and the many applications in life. https://t.co/1n7wHRAoog

17/11/22

Check out another atmospheric photo of our school site with the world famous Gingko tree on the right. https://t.co/JsCB60UQyd

11/11/22

A lovely tribute this morning from Harry who played The Last Post and Reveille for Remembrance Day. "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them" https://t.co/Ih7JmrvfTC

11/11/22

Y10/12 Sport students joined The Uni of Kent for the Inside Sport Science Comp participating in Sport Science Workshops & looking at reaction times, biomechanics, sports drinks & flexibility/joint mobility. Presentations of their chosen research projects will be at the Uni in Dec https://t.co/jpty36sKMm

09/11/22

Yesterday saw us host more overseas teachers experiencing life in UK schools. This time from Japan touring the school, observing language lessons & beginning to grasp Thinking Tools. Delivering a workshop to a Year 7 class, they taught us Japanese greetings in the form of a story https://t.co/6sVduHebsV

08/11/22

Our talented Site Team capturing another great pic of the School. https://t.co/tPWswLXwDi

04/11/22

This week we hosted Swedish trainee teachers from Uppsala University who observed lessons across all year groups & different subjects, They experienced what it is like to be in a Thinking School & saw how thinking tools were embedded in our teaching & learning. https://t.co/sLeyy2nygB

03/11/22

We're so lucky to have acquired a Bechstein grand piano, dating from c1868. Bechstein’s are widely to be considered one of the most stable models ever made and we are thrilled that our piano students now have access to this piece of history, both for concerts and private practise https://t.co/bhdL7hc9cY

02/11/22

We will be selling Remembrance Day poppies at school again this year. To find out more about where your money goes, please visit https://t.co/Nne6Il00ie https://t.co/sm8Ta0Fi5Z

20/10/22

Halloween donuts for staff at all three of our schools today. Eating our way into half term! https://t.co/NkSZRosXMj

19/10/22

Check out this amazing sunset - photo courtesy of our Site Team. https://t.co/elvksL4CPO

13/10/22

Y5 students arrived last night to participate in a Spanish & French Workshop. They enjoyed immersing themselves in the culture & language of both countries as you can see! We're looking forward to welcoming more students to a variety of workshops throughout the rest of the year. https://t.co/9whldnoQme

10/10/22

Lacee, one of our star athletes, recently represented Kent for her first time in the Inter Counties comp with the Hammer. A new PB of 33.02m puts her 14th in England & 20th in the UK on the Power of Ten. A winter training prog of strength & body conditioning will help for 2023. https://t.co/IBQf5BZaKQ

30/09/22

Our students stepped up to the mark again for last week, making cakes, selling cakes and eating cakes - delicious! And we raised over £200 in the process. https://t.co/6uWN6MW1iS

26/09/22

We're looking for a professional, efficient Admin Assistant at The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, part of our Trust. It's a busy role with lots of variety and working with great colleagues. For further details please click the following link :https://t.co/ttkHVhUIPX

22/09/22

It's been a busy couple of weeks for extra-curricular PE clubs. Y9 & 10 participated in the first set of netball fixtures of the year whilst Y7 & 8 had Netball Club to prep for their games & over 120 students in Y7-10 attended football club to prep for their forthcoming fixtures. https://t.co/t1of50AZCG

22/09/22

A reminder of our 11+ Open Evenings this year, Thursday 6 October & Tuesday 18 October - 5pm-8pm. Please book for either of the two Headteacher Presentations at 5.15pm or 6.15pm using the online booking form: https://t.co/ljZ1SXm7mr https://t.co/eY4SD5kJfV

22/09/22

BCGS & BMS have started a Mathematics Enrichment Club for Y7, kicking off this week with students from both schools discussing & solving unusual Maths problems. Everyone loved it! https://t.co/x1RnbskuwR

12/09/22

Details of our Open Evenings at both Barton Court Grammar and Barton Manor School are now available to view on our websites. Booking for the Headteacher Presentations is essential. https://t.co/vYXzZSnutx? https://t.co/nNxuwfXtnZ https://t.co/euifNJGWUH

23/08/22

Y12 STEM students had an amazing time Summer Exhib taking part in experiments & talking to scientists. Popular topics were cold fusion power generation, the microbiology of chocolate, the Wendelbury asteroid & neuro controlled robotic prosthetic limbs! https://t.co/UBDQxegGFY

23/08/22

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22/08/22

Work in school and on site doesn't stop for the holidays! Our beautiful pond has been dredged in recent weeks - look at the difference! https://t.co/SuUIA1DRej

18/08/22

Congratulations to our Y13 students who achieved amazing results today, over 75% A*-B! 34 students out of 116 were awarded 3 or more A*/Distinction* grades in their subjects! All credit to them & staff who worked tirelessly during the pandemic to deliver lessons ensuring success. https://t.co/kKst8eENak

17/08/22

Our students just love Enrichment Week Camp and we were so happy to be able to, once again, offer this during the last week of term. It was so good to be back doing the things students love, such as camp fire building, archery, climbing and open fire cooking. Roll on next year! https://t.co/FzIX68aTZ8

16/08/22

We're committed to our staff wellbeing events as well as our very popular Chocolate Fridays when each colleague has a free drink & chocolate bar to celebrate the end of the working week. Our latest one saw staff participate in Clubbercise, cake decorating & a local historic walk https://t.co/TGpoSK1nW5

12/08/22

Barton Manor School hosted the first BCAT Trust Arts Festival earlier in July showcasing the talents of BCGS & CDS students & giving a sneak preview of a small part of BMS' brand new facilities. We hope our new students starting in Sept, many of whom attended, will be inspired. https://t.co/1paU712LHh

12/08/22

Great fun at Chatham Historic Dockyard during our Enrichment Week https://t.co/dc8dRehAVs

12/08/22

The first Sports Day since 2018! Students participated in rounders, bench ball & track & field events for athletics, and visited the ice cream van, BBQ and Sixth Form run stalls. Overall winners, Wilberforce and well done to the staff team who won the 6th Form vs staff relay! https://t.co/6NN0tIOjj7

01/07/22

We're looking for talented and dedicated Teaching Assistants for our brand new school, Barton Manor, starting in September. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more please click here: https://t.co/40UkxAa5bK

26/05/22

Announcing our new Sixth Form Prefect Team! We look forward to working with Tom, Beth, Paris and Sophie over the next year and the positive contributions they will make to the School. https://t.co/K9ljZ4c0Yz

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.

*Asterisked items can only be purchased from the uniform supplier.

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.

 

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

 

 

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 school colours trimmed neckband and optional 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