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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

Musical Excellence

Spring 2021 update

We’re back! During lockdown, the music department ran two projects (vocal and instrumental) to make sure that all students continued to have a meaningful exposure to music and the opportunity to perform. The choir produced a poignant version of ‘Lean on Me’, whilst the whole school band recorded a spirited version of Uptown Funk. All performances were recorded at home and edited by Ms Fenn (over several hours!)

The return to school saw the production of another virtual event- ‘Barton Court Young Musician of the Year’ which was open to Y7 and Y8 students. Students were encouraged to submit solo performances, which could be on any instrument and any style. There were a lot of talented entries, and Ms Fenn felt that all performers deserved recognition, so created a ‘winner’s video’ to celebrate this. The top three students (1 Y8 and 2 Y7s) clearly have bright futures within the performing arts!


Winter 2020 update

Normally at this time of year, the Music Department is a hub of activity, preparing performances for the Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral, charity events, carol singing and a winter concert. Ms Fenn was determined to keep the Christmas spirit going, so invited students (and staff!) to participate in a virtual winter concert. This featured students from all year groups and the ‘bubbled’ ensembles combined virtually to produce some excellent performances. It was also really pleasing to see a significant amount of Y7 students involved as both soloists and as part of the school groups.


Autumn 2020 update

The Music Department was delighted to return to in person music making in September, and Y11 celebrated by producing a short showcase of pieces that they were working on within their instruments/vocal lessons. As always, there was a wide variety of genres and styles, with all students demonstrating that their time at home during the last academic year was well spent.


Summer 2020 update

Despite the many challenges that have faced the performing arts this year, the music department has managed to keep spirits up by working on a virtual project with the whole school choir. Students have learnt ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana and felt that it’s inspiring message was very relevant in these troubled times. This recording features students from Y7-Y13. Enjoy!

A Summer Celebration  
Barton Court Young Musician - Result  
Year 11 Showcase - October 2020
Winter Concert - A virtual Celebration  
Lean On Me  


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