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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


Thank you for taking the time to read the information about our Sixth Form on our website. We are very proud to be able to offer an extensive range of Level 3 courses alongside our Extended Learning programmes. With such a wide range of A Level and BTEC extended certificate courses available, you will be able to select the combination that best suits your interests, abilities and career aspirations. Moreover, you will be able to study in an environment that is extremely well resourced and skilled at preparing you for the next stage of your journey - whether that proves to be studying at university or securing employment.

Barton Court has a tradition of offering an outstanding curriculum, excellent teaching and learning and top results at Advanced Level. You will be joining one of the best Sixth Forms in the country. The school is frequently ranked as one of the highest performing schools in the Canterbury district and the UK as a whole with an exceptional track record of examination success at Post-16 level. In February 2020 Barton Court was praised by Ofsted for improving the range of courses available to students in the Sixth Form. Importantly, Ofsted recognised that ‘teaching in the Sixth Form is very strong which has led to improved results and high attainment.’

From 2018 onwards we have been pleased to offer new BTEC Extended Certificate courses, responding to feedback from employers that courses such as Business, Sport, and Health and Social Care are best studied with a more vocational route, rather than an academic examination focused approach. We are the only Canterbury grammar school offering this vocational option, alongside academic excellence in A Level provision.

At Barton Court Grammar School we encourage all our students to be independent learners, to contribute to the life of the School and its wider community. We are also committed to nurturing global citizenship, emphasising an education without borders.

We are committed to the “Thinking Schools” approach and we have put thinking at the heart of our learning and teaching because we believe confident, thoughtful, life-long learners will not only be successful in their studies at Barton Court but will have the key skills required to be successful in the world of work and in life.

We believe yours is an exciting future: together we can work towards achieving your goals.

Mr J Hopkins BA Hons, NPQH