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Barton Manor School, the Trust's new free school opening in September 2022 is progressing well!


The Easter Bunny made a visit to staff today! Wishing all our school community a happy and safe Easter break.


Our Senior Deputy Headteacher is rather proud of our Advanced Thinking Schools Level 2 Accreditation!


We've received our certificate of Advanced Thinking School Level 2 status from Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this.


Today is the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2021, raising the challenges that people with autism face.


Introducing School Police Officers - everything you need to know explained here.


V proud of our Y8 student whose newly designed flag won a comp to be taken to the Antarctic as part of the UK Polar Network. Now flying at the INACH Chilean Antarctic base, raising awareness of Antarctica Day & the globalised world we live in!


Brilliant news! We've raised £1,322.97 for Comic Relief & Red Nose Day via our non uniform event. 👏👏👏#rednoseday


BCGS students and staff have covered a whopping 10,798km in the PE Kent Coast Challenge. We have until the end of Valentine’s Day to top up the distances – let’s try and reach 20,000km mark! Well done to everyone who has logged their exercise and got involved.


We are delighted to have received the National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accrediation for our successful approach towards safeguarding children & supporting welbeing during remote teaching & learning.


As a member school of National Online Safety, we're embarking on Safe Remote Education accreditation to demonstrate our commitment in this vital area.


The PE dept Kent Coast Challenge launched last week & we are off to a great start. Students covered a whopping 1224km & staff 649km to give a weekly total of 1874km. Week 2 is a full week so we are targeting 5000km by Sun 31st. Well done everyone, keep walking, jogging & cycling!


Looking to stay active during lockdown? Why don’t you give the PE Department’s fitness challenge a go! For further details watch the video which the PE department have posted to your PE class Microsoft Teams page, or read the information on the image below. Good luck!


Can you assist one of our ex students now at Cambridge and conducting a study exploring father-child play?


Congratulations to some of our Sixth Form students who have been shortlisted for the John Downton Awards this year


Year 8 have ended their work on space by using and/or the . Here are spiral galaxies classified by Julia, Hayden and Erin, and Ryley's Jupiter (with three moons)


Temporary part time Teacher of RE (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School


Temporary part time Teacher of Sociology (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School


Temporary Teacher of Sociology & RE (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School


Nat School Wk students in KS3/KS4 were set sporting challenges created by the Year 12 Sports class, look on your Yr Grps Teams channels where the challenges have been posted, remember to email scores to Mr White to receive your BCGS reward pts


We are looking for a great part time Psychology Teacher in September - see our website for more details. Pass it on if you know someone please.


Sadly due to the current circumstances our Y5 Taster Day that we had planned to hold on Saturday 27 June will not now happen. We hope to be back with it again next year though.


You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111 if you are a child or young person who is a victim, or are worried about domestic violence in your home.


Support is still available from domestic abuse services in Kent for victims & those worried about loved ones. Visit for local support services & advice or contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 - 24 hrs


Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you.


If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties & find the most appropriate response.


Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Morning today for Y6 Parents and students, 9.15-10.45am


Lots of great activities at BCGS today for Enrichment - Streetwise, Team Building, First Aid, Careers - a full on day packed with interesting topics.


The sun is shining and we are starting up the Bee Keeping Club again. Just waiting for warmer weather and active bees. Honey coming soon!


Wishing all our students on the Italian Skiing Trip a fantastic time - be safe!


Thank you for our NOS Award. We're proud to be helping to make the internet a safer place for our students. Our staff, parents and students continue to be better informed about how to reduce online risks. .


In Safer Internet Week we are looking forward to welcoming parents who have booked onto our Internet Safety Parents Evening tomorrow at 4.30pm.


Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Another great British Science Week with hands on fun and low cost activities to support teachers during . Informed teachers about and how this can be run within their school


We're looking for a great Assistant Headteacher to join our senior leadership team - if you are interested please see our website for more details.


We've taken delivery of a fantastic brand new mini bus, a Peugeot Boxer Lite. Our old buses were on their last legs so we're excited to be able to transport students to fixtures & trips with confidence. Thanks to all who contributed to the voluntary fund which helped purchase it.


What a lovely day for Bikeability - students gaining practical experience and confidence on the roads whilst out in the sunshine.


Retweeted From Canterbury Rotary

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Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, 6.45pm-9pm. We're looking forward to meeting you.


We loved welcoming the students from the Chinese school, Belacosta in Sao Paula, Brazil. Shadowing their buddies they made new friends and impressed us with their ability to speak Mandarin, English and Portuguese!


Y8 students designed, budgeted and built Lego houses this week to very strict guidelines, calculating dimensions, quantities and planning. Housebuilders of the future perhaps.

Sporting Success

Sporting opportunities at Barton Court Grammar School span a vast range of sports and activities, from traditional sports such as rugby, netball, football and athletics, to more modern sports such as handball and equestrian.

The autumn term sees competition in the Canterbury district league and the Kent Cup for boys and girls football, as well as the district netball league. Students train and play fixtures once a week, challenging themselves against all other schools locally. We boast a number of district football players, with some also representing at county level. This is also the time of year when our excellent rugby squads begin their training for the tournaments and fixtures to come.

Notable successes this year saw the year 7 girls crowned district indoor football champions and the under 14 girls’ team go all season unbeaten in the league. The under 15 boy’s handball team also put on a strong performance in the Kent School Games local handball finals, being unlucky in missing qualification for the county finals.

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Basketball is the star attraction as we head in to the dark winter nights, with dazzling performances lighting up the courts. Competing at under 14 and 16 in both the boys and girls district league, students play fixtures and train weekly. The under 16 girls had a fantastic season, with immaculate lay-ups and sensational shooting seeing them crowned as district champions. The under 16 boys are also showing great promise for next year, with a very committed squad who are developing at great pace.

The district cross country championships in December are always a very competitive and hard fought event with a 32 strong team representing the school. This year saw six students go on to represent Canterbury at the County championships in January.

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The school equestrian team have had a spectacular rise to prominence after the creation in June 2017. The team go from strength to strength and our showjumpers have already been crowned Regional Grassroots Champions 2017 and competed at nationals in October. At the Nationals the team made it through to the final round which involved an exciting speed jump off in which the team placed 7th nationally. This was followed up with a respectable 5th place at the eventers challenge. The team are keen to add more members so we can have more success in 2018/19.

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Terms 3 and 4 see the return of netball for the district tournaments, as well as the boy’s football district cup competition. However, the main highlight of this time of year is the rugby season. The school rugby team is building quite some momentum in what has been another hugely successful year. In addition to unbeaten seasons in the district league for year 7, 8 and 10, we were also unbeaten at the Canterbury 10’s festival (year 7 and 8).

The talented year 8’s put on a brilliant display to remain unbeaten at the Kent 7’s tournament, showing great potential for future success at county and national level. The year 10 team made it to the semi-finals of the Kent Cup, the third round of the national cup and only narrowly missed out on the quarter finals in the highly competitive Kent 7’s cup.

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The brilliant performances of our talented rugby players has not gone unnoticed, with 4 students selected in the Kent under 15 squad as well as 2 trialists at Saracens. The under 13’s also had 4 trialists at county level.

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The summer terms are dominated by athletics, rounders and softball. For the first time this year the school competed under the Barton Blaze identity in the local softball league. This is an exciting opportunity for students as we look to develop our boys teams in softball. The girls have had continued success in rounders, with strong performances in the local league and an excellent 2nd place in the year 10 girls district tournament.

The athletics season always brings outstanding performances and this year has been no different. Strong performances all season were followed up with a fantastic 2nd place overall in the District Athletics Championships, for 3 students crowned district champions in their events.

Year 7 also showed they have potential for the future with an impressive second place for the boys at the Super 8’s competition. Leading the way in athletics we have had 3 outstanding athletes who represented Canterbury District at the Kent Athletics Championships in June, with one students clocking 11.36 on his way to 3rd place in Kent in the 100m.

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In addition to our elite sports teams we have a thriving recreational badminton club with attendance of over 20 students every Friday of the year. Many of these students have gone on to join up with local badminton clubs in the community as a result of their experiences at school. We also offer the level 3 bike ability course where students are able to take their cycling skills to the next level ensuring they are confident with tackling the city traffic on their commutes to school.

Enrichment is not confined to the lower school, with sixth form students taking part in an exciting and enriching trip to Canterbury Christchurch Sport Science labs. Students get the opportunity to work in state of the art laboratories to test their physical fitness.

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