Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is proud to be opening this brand new secondary school, a non-selective, co-educational, 11-18 years school called Barton Manor School (BMS) in September 2022 to Year 7 students. There will be 150 places open to Year 7 only in September 2022 and the new BMS building is sited on Spring Lane, Canterbury on the former Chaucer School site.

As part of its formal responsibilities, the Barton Court Academy Trust is required to consult with parents and carers, as well as the local community and other key stakeholders. This consultation process is being undertaken from 4 May 2021 at 9am and will end on 22 June 2021 at 9am.

The School’s brand new amazing state-of-the art design build will be open to 150 Year 7 students in September 2022 and the Trust believes this outstanding design, combined with an innovative curriculum, excellent teaching and learning, and strong pastoral care and guidance, will provide outstanding education for the local community for generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

As the Consultation progresses, and following the Virtual Consultation Event, we will be updating our list of Frequently Asked Questions, and providing published answers to these to allow the community to be fully informed on all aspects of Barton Manor School.

The FAQ document was last updated on 16/05/2021 and can be read at the following link - Frequently Asked Questions.

Consultation Process

The consultation opens on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 9am and will end on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 9am.

This consultation process allows the Trust to seek the views of a wide range of stakeholders about the School and the educational provision we wish to offer.

We recognise that when stakeholders work well together they give the best life chances for children and young people. To this end, we look forward to engaging with and equipping local residents, leaders and groups to invest in the lives of children and families, and by doing so ensure that Barton Manor School remains at the heart of the community.

In our bid to develop a child-centred, family-focused and community-minded school, we are pleased to have this opportunity to consult widely with local residents and groups and, in so doing, begin the work of engaging the wider community in exciting conversations about the future of Barton Manor School.

We offered a Virtual Consultation Evening on Tuesday 11 May at 6pm to present our new school to you and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions. To view a recording of this live event and see what questions were asked and our responses please click on the link below.

Virtual Consultation Event Recording

In addition, we will provide a Frequently Asked Questions and Response page on this website and Facebook page to provide an open dialogue throughout the consultation process. Any questions can be sent to or sent to Barton Manor Consultation c/o Barton Court Grammar School (see address at the start of this document).

We will gather views on our plans by providing a feedback form/questionnaire.

See link here to access the electronic feedback form or use the address If you wish to download a hard copy and return by post then please see the link below.

If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus and of the consultation document and feedback questionnaire please either email the school at or write to Barton Manor Free School Consultation, c/o Barton Court Grammar School, Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PH. Please provide your name and address and we will post this to you.

We would love to know what you think about our proposals and we are consulting with all potential parents and carers as well as the wider community. Your view is important to us and we welcome your response. Please help us by completing the feedback form/questionnaire.

Barton Manor School - Consultation Form

Barton Manor School - Consultation Event


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