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The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision


Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term.


We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury.


What an amazing time students had in Lake Garda, visiting Sirmione, Malcesine and Verona. Very hot days required squeezing in some time for dips in the pool and delicious Italian ice cream. So great to have Italy back in our Enrichment Week activities again!


We dodged the rain at Sports Day this year, however, some fantastic performances shone through with two new school records.The overall victors were Turing with 846 points. Well done to all students involved in an excellent day.


Yet another amazing school production, The Addams Family! Everyone involved worked so hard for months leading up to the 3 nights and deservedly they had rave reviews!


Y12 students visited to explore the latest advances in science & accessed & listened to over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field including Helen Sharman. The Summer Science Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future.


Students & staff are raising money for by completing a sponsored sleepout. There's a GoFundMe Page to make a donation to support the students in changing lives within Canterbury. All money donated goes directly to Porchlight. Thank you.


Students & staff are raising money for by completing a sponsored sleepout. There's a GoFundMe Page to make a donation to support the students in changing lives within Canterbury. All money donated goes directly to Porchlight. Thank you.


We are looking for a fantastic Lead Teaching Assistant to start in September. If you or someone you know may be interested please click here for more details:


We are looking for a fantastic Lead Teaching Assistant to start in September. If you or someone you know may be interested please click here for more details:


We're looking for a first class Administrator at Barton Manor School for a term time only role. If you or someone you know may be interested please click the link below: date is Monday 10 July 2023 @ 8am.


We're very proud of Beau Stylianou who was crowned the World Jazz Dance Champion having competed in the Jazz Dance Childrens' Solo category in Portugal recently. Last year Beau was a finalist on BGT with 5 Star Boys. Click here to see Beau's performance:


We're delighted to announce that, for the 4th year running, we've received accreditation. Huge thanks go to governors, staff & parents for remaining committed to ensuring online safety for our students. Click here for the full statement:


Fantastic work from our Y8 students who were learning about Aboriginal Art on their recent Enrichment Day.


Dress Rehearsal for The Addams Family - not long to wait now! Tickets available through MCAS. 5-7 July.


The Barton Court Student Drive Team was busy training the Barton Manor Student Drive Team last week on Thinking Routines and their use across the curriculum.


Look at these amazing animal x-ray style collagraph prints by Y8, inspired by Aboriginal animal paintings often depicting the inside of creatures. A low relief was created from various textured surfaces, varnished & when dry coated with ink & printed through the printing press.


The BCGS team enjoyed taking part in the Y7 Athletics Festival at Canterbury High. We had some amazing results on the track & in the field with District Champions crowned in the Girls 800m, Girls 1500m & Boys Long Jump. A great team effort saw us come Second overall on the day.


We welcomed ex-student to BCGS last week to talk to Y7 students about life as a professional footballer with Northampton Town. Students enjoyed hearing about Harvey’s journey into professional football & impressed him with their skills in a mini-tournament.


We've launched the Schools’ Poetry Competition. Part of the Canterbury Arts Festival- all students are welcome to submit a poem. Deadline is 12 July with all entries submitted to one of the English Department.#poetrylovers


Y5 primary school students had a great morning on Saturday sampling lessons at BCGS. Music, Food Tech, IT, and PE were just some of the subjects on offer. Yet another really successful event allowing upcoming secondary school children trial life at their next potential school.


The Music department was pleased to welcome some of our local Year 5 students for a Gifted & Talented Workshop last week. They were incredibly enthusiastic & demonstrated excellent levels of instrumental & vocal skills ending the session with a spirited rendition of Tequila!

You Said... We Did...

YOU SAID: We want more choice with rewards, and we don’t want to wait until 50 points to get a reward. WE DID:

Student Voice focus for 2019-20 will be the redevelopment of the rewards policies.

YOU SAID: We need more lockers, and the ones in the cloakroom under the hall are not very nice. WE DID:

The lockers under the hall have all been replaced and raised from the floor so that they no longer get affected if there is flooding. Plus extra lockers were put into the new building.

YOU SAID: We need more indoor seating area in the winter. WE DID:

The hall was opened up so that you have more indoor space when it gets cold.

YOU SAID: We would like nice furniture to relax during break and lunch time. WE DID:

The science atrium has been furnished with sofas for relaxation.

YOU SAID: We would like to play games at break and lunchtime. WE DID:

The Science Atrium has a box of games provided, plus there are card games and jigsaws in the wellbeing room

YOU SAID: We would like more space to socialise and sit with our friends. WE DID:

The Maths Atrium, Science Atrium and the patio areas have all been furnished with additional seating and tables for you to use.

YOU SAID: We would like teachers to understand our mental wellbeing more fully and be able to support us. We would also like our parents to understand better. WE DID:

Training has been provided for teachers on youth mental health first aid, plus Sixth Form students and parents took part.

YOU SAID: The Sixth Form students would like more space, with a TV, games to play and a football table, plus sockets to charge phones and laptops. WE DID:

The new Common Room was designed with input from current and prospective Sixth Form students.

YOU SAID: The Sixth Form students would like help making connections with universities and businesses for their future careers. WE DID:

The University Centred Learning Programme (UCLP) continues to develop with more links, for each subject area and specific projects and activities for enrichment days.

YOU SAID: We would like more choice of day trips for enrichment week, rather than everyone in the year group doing the same trips. WE DID:

Y8-9 this year chose from a menu of trips and activities, so each student could do as many or few trips as they liked.

YOU SAID: Wouldn’t it be nice if all of year 7 were able to go away together. WE DID:

The year 7 camp was created, a whole year group in the woods all week!

YOU SAID: We would like more opportunities to raise money for charity. WE DID:

Each year group has a charity week during the year to be as creative as you like with the way you raise money. Plus of course we have the Christmas Fayre and House RAG week!

YOU SAID: Y11 & Y13 wanted more time for revision at home, rather than being set homework on top of revision. WE DID:

Each department provided Y11 and Y13 with a revision programme to follow and designated homework slots for them to complete their revision.

YOU SAID: Y11 and Y13 wanted more time to complete coursework and/or have additional support from teachers. WE DID:

A huge number of support sessions have been provided by teachers, including Saturday morning and holiday sessions for Y11 and Y13.

YOU SAID: We don’t see the benefit of starting period 5 at 1.55pm. We would like 5 min extra lunch break. WE DID:

Period 5 will start at 2pm in September, lunch will be from 1.15pm until 2pm.

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