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Inspiring students to learn languages through football - find out what Barton Manor School organised for their students recently: www.


On 4 May, Barton Court hosted the largest post-COVID chess tournament, adult or junior, in East Kent... the Kent Megafinal. Read more at


All students have had an assembly from Porchlight in preparation for our big charity event 'The Big Sleep Out' in July. Find out more: The Big Sleep Out 2024 is not too far away! - Latest News - Barton Manor School


We are delighted to be awarded which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum and through extra curricular activities & events. Read more:


Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at:


Pupils and staff at Barton Manor School have embarked on an exciting journey to gain a prestigious Artsmark Award. Find out more at:


Our fantastic school is recruiting more admin staff... have a look and see if something grabs your interest!


Y8 Students at BMS will also be attending...




We've recently begun a partnership with to provide students with greater access to the world of Performing Arts. For more information on the range of backstage and front of stage courses they run, have a look at


We are looking for a great DT Technician who wants to join our school and assist in a very supportive department. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in this role, please click the link below:


All students in Years 7 & 8 took part in an Anti-bullying Assembly by the local Police. They learnt about the laws, different types of bullying and the effects that bullying can have on others.


We want to make a difference to the homeless of Canterbury. We are in urgent need of some festive treats for our Porchlight Christmas Gift Box Appeal. Please see our website for ideas of what can be donated by 1 Dec. We need time to wrap and deliver! Thank you.


Another group of Y8 students visited last week to see the Crown Jewels, visit the White Tower and see Traitors Gate. They also attended a Protest and Rebellion workshop which they loved!


Our Bake Sale for Children in Need raised £215.30 which is amazing from just two year groups at BMS.


There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns.


Keeping Children Safe Online - a great poster for parents to share with their children.


Some Year 8 students at Barton Manor were pleased to head over to Barton Court and watch talks from the BBC Bitesize Careers roadshow last week. Students learned about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production and academia.


We are proud of our students, Moree, Shafin & Laila for putting themselves forward as advocates for the young people of Canterbury in the elections. If you are aged between 11-18 please show your support by voting online at by Friday 17 November


Students in Art made a poppy dress to commemorate Remembrance


Students visited the Memorial in Canterbury to lay a wreath on behalf of BMS for those who have fought for our country. Meeting Eric from the RBL enabled them to learn about the role of the Legion & ask questions about the memorial & the importance of Remembrance Day



After a big victory last match the Y7 football team were looking to continue their form. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case in the 1st half with SLBGS leading two goals to nil. They fought back though & within the last 10 minutes won 3-2! Great fighting spirit & determination.


A fantastic performance by the Year 8 Football team yesterday. After failing to put away the chances in their last game, the Year 8’s finally found their shooting boots securing a 7-1 victory against St Anselm's School. The team should be proud of their performance.

School Name and Logo

Barton Manor School Name and Logo

The Barton Manor School is a member of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) and resides in the Barton ward of Canterbury. It is named after the Trust, the ward where it resides and after the fine mansion house, built in 1750, which is BCATs Head Office on the Barton Court Grammar School site.

The logo is derived from:

Barton’ is an amalgamation of

  • ‘Bar-‘ The Old English ‘bere’ meaning ‘barley’; the cereal grain
  • ‘-ton’ signifying ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement

Manor’ derives from Latin and signifies a ‘dwelling

Resulting in ‘Barton Manor’ meaning ‘Barley Enclosure’.

Barley is included in the school logo/shield




  • Nature
  • Health
  • Growth
  • Plenitude



Barton Court the ‘dwelling’ of which Barton Manor School takes its name symbolises

  • Safety
  • Shelter
  • Prosperity

The Head Office of Barton Court Academy Trust is the manor house situated on Barton Court Grammar School site. The site was established around 598-605 AD as the home-farm of the Abbey of St Augustine. Barton Court was demolished and rebuilt in 1750 as a fine mansion house.

The building is an 18th century build with Flemish Bond Brick Work with a three-section Venetian Window.

This Venetian Window is included in the School logo/shield



The Hougham Family owned Barton Court from 1657 to 1902. This wealthy and influential family had links to royalty and powerful people. The family coat of arms include a falcon which is included in the school logo/shield

Falcon symbolises

  • Victory
  • Success
  • Rising above challenging situations
  • Wisdom
  • Vision
  • Protection

Author: CleverBox


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