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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.

Barton Manor Scientists Dive into Engineering at Canterbury Christ Church University

Posted on: 23/04/2024

This month,30 gifted and talented young scientists from Barton Manor School had the exciting opportunity to explore the world of engineering during a taster day hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University. The event, designed to ignite passion and curiosity in the fields of engineering and robotics, provided our students with a hands-on experience in constructing and operating an exoskeleton hand.

The day began with an introduction to the principles behind robotic engineering, followed by practical sessions where students were divided into teams to design and build their own models of an exoskeleton hand. The enthusiasm in the room was palpable as students applied their knowledge and creativity to their projects, demonstrating excellent engagement and teamwork.

After completing their models, the students were introduced to advanced applications of their basic projects. A highlight of the day was a presentation by a university lecturer who is actively involved in developing robotic limbs for amputees. He shared his current project, which aims to create sophisticated artificial limbs that can be controlled via AI technologies. This session not only showcased the potential humanitarian impact of their learning, but also opened their eyes to the transformative power of engineering in medicine.

The demonstration was met with awe and inspired a flurry of questions from our students, who were eager to learn more about the future possibilities of AI and robotics. Topics ranged from ethical considerations in AI to the technical challenges of designing robots that can mimic human movement.

Reflecting on the day, students expressed their excitement about the career opportunities in engineering and robotics. Many were particularly inspired by the potential to contribute to meaningful and life-changing technologies. This taster day not only enriched their understanding of engineering concepts but also highlighted the diverse university courses available in their local community.

This event was a remarkable opportunity for our students to see first-hand the practical and impactful applications of STEM subjects. It also reinforced our commitment at Barton Manor to providing our students with experiences that connect classroom learning to real-world applications. We are incredibly proud of the curiosity and engagement our students displayed and are excited to support them in their future educational journeys in science and technology.



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