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03/12/21

Retweeted From Canterbury FoodBank

We are nearly out of large size nappies! These are a huge regular cost for people with young children and we hate to see anyone go without! If you can spare £3-4 this weekend could you get us a pack of size 4, 5, or 6? (We are fine for newborn sizes thank you) https://t.co/yZwwqCWCTD

03/12/21

We're delighted to tell you that we have students in all year groups 9-12 who have either gained a Merit or Distinction in their Flute or Clarinet exams. https://t.co/uBjgKkixJn

02/12/21

We're taking bookings for our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 26 January - click here to book a place https://t.co/FWE8qrcKke https://t.co/eU0V6tQAeP

02/12/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

This Wellbeing Wednesday, we are looking at how music can improve our wellbeing - Research suggests that music can stimulate the body's natural feel good chemicals. It can energise our mood and help us to take control of our feelings. https://t.co/yMvHrIfqEw

26/11/21

Looking forward to Rag Week next week, raising lots of money for our chosen charities https://t.co/32HGluWj1Z

25/11/21

The last one of our students' artwork shortlisted for the John Downton Awards 2021. Our students are incredibily talented! https://t.co/oqNU11hr7R

25/11/21

And even more shortlisted artwork for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/Tjo76d8OOZ

25/11/21

More shortlisted artwork for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/9nGLWBvVMP

25/11/21

Artwork shortlisted for the John Downton Awards 2021 https://t.co/PcXlSETzLg

25/11/21

Barton Manor School - exciting times! https://t.co/9Em8VSpI76

25/11/21

Barton Manor School is coming along nicely! https://t.co/jBsOTj6F2n

12/11/21

In June students were given the chance to audition for the Canterbury Festival’s ‘Beautiful Noise’ event held all over the city. Melina, a singer-songwriter & pianist, has written 38 songs & performed in the Whitefriars Centre on Saturday 23 October - the start of a great career! https://t.co/Xido7NNYSx

08/11/21

Microbiology Club investigating the bacterial content of different milk. Learning aseptic technique, making our own agar plates and streak & pour plates - safely! https://t.co/qEsvdMbZRc

05/11/21

The Kent & Medway Immunisation Team is coming to school next week, don’t forget to do the online consent form if you haven’t already. Visit https://t.co/tv9a9ccUFI for info or phone the team 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat if you have any questions/concerns https://t.co/cAEWhYXxa3

04/11/21

Stunning Y11 Artwork. https://t.co/wOmJC5XPRz

04/11/21

The new free school build, Barton Manor, is progressing well and may even be completed 3 weeks early! https://t.co/Pt5tuJLXwZ

02/11/21

Thank you Joe Brown & Arthur O’Hara (Deal Music & Arts) who ran a 3rd Jazz Journey Workshop for our students. This project initially ran in 2020 so we are delighted it's up & running again. It all ended with a performance of ‘Caravan’, a challenging piece! https://t.co/LZGjdbtH7V

02/11/21

Y12 A Level music students attended a Welcome Concert for the new Music intake at CCCU gaining fab insight into the initial stages of a music degree course. 3 of our students were invited to play with a university & alumni band. Thank you Chris Price & Steve Waterman https://t.co/MUVms5bG9K

22/10/21

We're happy to be starting our Y5 Enrichment Programme again, kicking off with DT who taught primary students how to create a balloon powered car. Much cheering and delight along the corridors when the race started! https://t.co/5aLavA08yJ

20/10/21

Y12 & Y13 Sport students have had a great time at the new Christchurch University Sports Labs. Sessions focused on fitness testing where students participated in a range of field & lab based tests, including the VO2 max test, wingate test & the bod pod! Thank you https://t.co/hQwQySwtkI

19/10/21

It's been fantastic to see the return of extra-curricular netball in term 1, with excellent attendance at training and games. The end of season tournaments saw great performances, with Y9 finishing 2nd, Y10 3rd and Y7/8 4th. A huge thank you to our Sixth Form Coaches too. https://t.co/d2usNQg22u

19/10/21

We're looking forward to welcoming parents and students to our second Open Evening tonight, 5pm-8pm and another Open Morning tomorrow, 9am-11am. https://t.co/Gji1Xvy2ka https://t.co/iBdfbDaUlP

12/10/21

Barton Manor School is looking for LGB Govs to join them in Jan 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Trust to help implement the vision, ethos & direction of this new free school click the link below or retweet to spread the word. https://t.co/P91UPFIycF https://t.co/QPUdXvQyhm

08/10/21

We're looking for a Temporary Teacher of PE to cover a maternity absence. If you're interested then please click the link below - we'd love to hear from you. https://t.co/rhE8aEOleh https://t.co/YDxSCMrRuc

30/09/21

Our new free school, Barton Manor, is progressing. Here are the latest images. https://t.co/UBLZw8ECEj

28/09/21

We've registered with "Good to Grow" scheme. Please register your More card with us when you next shop and we can start earning points for equipment & seeds for the School's Eco School Club. https://t.co/tR4BQFUKmj

27/09/21

When there's a good excuse for eating cake! We raised over £430! https://t.co/leihEE3HN3

22/09/21

We raised £1,067.97 for last Friday. Looking forward to cake this week for https://t.co/8VYDDaS0Y4

20/09/21

We're looking forward to enjoying lots of cake on Friday to support Remember though we are a nut free school! https://t.co/U8byo1DQdP

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

Admissions

Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements: September 2022

Barton Court Grammar School is a mixed Sixth Form. The majority of our students in Year 11 continue with their studies into our school Sixth Form and priority will be given to existing students transferring from Year 11 who meet the entrance criteria.

For the intake from September 2022 onwards the Sixth Form will recruit on the basis of a Year 12 of 180. The minimum published admission number (PAN) for new entrants will be 60, however we may enrol above this if there are sufficient spaces on the particular combination of courses requested by suitably qualified applicants.

Priority for places will be:

  1. Internal applicants - students enrolled in Year 11 of Barton Court Grammar School.
     
  2. BCAT Trust applicants – students enrolled in Year 11 in a School within Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT)
     
  3. External applicants

NB Should there not be enough room on a particular course, priority, within each of the categories above, will go to the candidate with the highest average points score across their GCSE subjects.

A place maybe offered where an applicant has extenuating circumstances for not meeting the required GCSE results. Any applicant, who believes this may be the case, should write to the Head of the Sixth Form providing details and any supporting evidence for consideration.

All of our primary courses run for two years with AS Level no longer an option.

To study 3 or 4 Advanced Level subjects over two years we require:

  • at least eight grade 4s at GCSEs including English and Mathematics and at least four grade 6’s at GCSE, including a 6 in the subjects chosen where relevant, or in the case of a student not studying the subject at GCSE, a 6 is needed in the closest subject (s) they have studied at GCSE. Further details can be found in the prospectus. The only exceptions are that a grade 7 is required in Mathematics GCSE in order to study A Level Mathematics, a grade 7 in a Language GCSE in order to study that Language at A Level and a grade 8 at Mathematics GCSE is required to study Further Mathematics A level.

Barton Court Grammar School also runs a number of BTEC subjects as shown in our prospectus.

To study a single BTEC and two or three A Levels we require:

  • at least six grade 4s at GCSEs including English and Mathematics and at least three grade 6’s at GCSE

To study two BTECs (or a double BTEC) and one or two A Levels:

  • at least five grade 4s at GCSEs including English and Mathematics and at least two grade 6’s at GCSE

We accept BTEC Level 2 grades where they are related to the subject choice in the Sixth Form with a Merit being equivalent to a GCSE grade 6.

These requirements are based on a professional assessment of the standard of prior attainment needed to be successful (a) in the academic curriculum pathway and (b) in subject specific elements of the vocational pathway.

 

Application Process

The application process for both internal and external students for the Sixth Form is as follows:

  • Application is made through the Kent Choices online website, as part of the Local Authority scheme. For information on how to register an account if not already done, please watch the tutorial video at the following link https://kentprospectus.co.uk/resources/detail/how-to-self-register-an-account-506
    All applications will be considered.
  • Sixth Form Information Evening, or evenings, will be held in January – February preceding the September of entry and will be widely publicised.
  • A meeting will be held to discuss options and academic entry requirements for particular courses. A conditional offer letter will be sent to all applicants who are reasonably expected to meet the entry requirements and whose subject preferences can be met. Should it be necessary, alternative subject preferences may be offered. Any conditional offer is made with the assumption that it will prove possible to accommodate the combination of subjects on the timetable, in feasible group sizes. If this does not prove possible the student will be contacted at the earliest opportunity and be offered an alternative.
  • A Sixth Form Induction is held at the end of June/beginning July prior to September entry where applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend ‘taster’ lessons and confirm final course preferences.
  • A confirmation of acceptance by 3:00 pm on the day following the publication of GCSE exam results in August is required in order to secure the conditional offer place. For internal students this can be done when collecting their GCSE results.

Where a student has not met the conditions laid out in their offer letter the school will endeavour to offer alternative courses where possible assuming the student has met the entry requirements for these courses.

Where students have achieved better results than their predicted grades, and therefore now met the entry requirements laid out above, but where previously it was thought they wouldn’t should contact the school by 3.00pm on the day following the GCSE results if they wish to be considered for a place. They will then be considered based on the grades achieved, with a place offered if available. Should a place not be available they will be placed on our waiting list and ranked according to our oversubscription criteria for any places that become available, as a result of other students failing to meet the required entry levels or not taking up their offer of a place.

Over-Subscription

Following the admission of internal students transferring from Year 11, all remaining places will be allocated to learners who have met the entry requirements for the particular course of study. Where there are more learners seeking places than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied in the order set out below to rank pupils until the overall figure for the year group is reached:

  • Children in Local Authority Care or who were previously in Local Authority Care – a 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  • Children who are designated as receiving ‘Pupil Premium’ - Applicants under this criterion must complete a Supplementary Information Form (Appendix 3) so that checks can be made to determine eligibility. (For the purposes of this policy, the entitlement to Pupil Premium would need to be shown during the calendar year before entry to Year 12 is sought).
  • Current Family Association - a brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.

    If siblings from multiple births (twins, triplets, etc) apply for a school and the school would reach its Published Admission Number (PAN) after admitting one or more, but before admitting all of those siblings, the LA will offer a place to each of the siblings, even if doing so takes the school above its PAN.
  • Health and Special Access Reasons – Medical, health, social and special access reasons will be applied in

accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’/guardians’ physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school.

  • Nearness of children's homes to school - we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody. When we apply the distance criterion for the school, these straight line measurements are used to determine how close each applicant’s address is to the school.

If, in the event, more than one applicant has the same distance from home to school (as measured by the local authority), then a random selection will be applied. In the event that the final place offered from the ranked list falls to a pupil of a multiple birth, the school will offer a place to each of these children who have met the over-subscription criteria.

With reference to the oversubscription criteria please refer to Appendix 1 regarding residency.

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