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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 America Mobile phones should be banned for primary school children The death penalty should be reinstated in the UK


30 students who were selected for the highest achievement points and excellent attendance, had great fun participating in a school Easter Egg Hunt. Students had to solve clues and search for tokens to collect rewards. Congratulations to our top 30 students on their achievements.


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


The NSPCC has signposted support for young people wishing to report nudes shared online. Use the Report Remove tool: Report Remove | Childline to help take down nude/sexual images & videos. Emotional support is available from Childline & the Internet Watch Foundation.


Look what we've been awarded!


Parenting comes with lots of challenges, which can be even more difficult if you're dealing with mental health problems. Please find below a useful link for parents


Free breakfast from the National School Breakfast Prog with - setting all our students up to succeed with either a bagel or bowl of cereal from 08:00-08:30am every morning


Congratulations to all the students who entered our Art competition. Take a look at just a couple of the amazing entries.


Yesterday, the BCGS and BMS Maths Club investigated the relationship between wingspan and the flight time of paper helicopters.


Two new clubs for students to join at BMS this week!


Announcing a new club which is open to BMS & BCGS students this week.


Our fantastic new school is recruiting more teaching staff in preparation for the arrival of another year group in September. Lots of leadership roles available too. Have a look and see if something grabs your interest!


We've joined the National School Breakfast Prog with providing free healthy breakfasts giving students the best chance to learn. Breakfast can set up children to succeed, which is why all our students can have either a bagel or cereal free from every morning


This week Year 7 students from Barton Court and Barton Manor took part in a Maths Bake-Off Challenge, using their Mathematical skills to decipher a jumbled up recipe. Their excellent cooking skills resulted in superb candy cane shortbreads!


A treat to kick start the week yesterday for our hard working staff - the diet starts in January!


We've got some great prizes for our Christmas Fayre this week - looking forward to seeing who wins big!


We raised £110 for by running a cake sale, which was hugely popular at break and lunch time!


Looking forward to our first Children in Need fundraiser including ‘Spot-themed’ Non School Uniform Day & Cake Sale (with prizes for Bake-Off winner).


We will be selling Remembrance Day poppies from the School office from Thursday 3 November. To find out more about where your money goes, please visit


We're delighted to announce we are a National Online Safety Certified School! Accreditation has come through a comprehensive online safety programme and a whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world


This week, 16 of our Year 7 students from Barton Manor and Barton Court joined forces to take part in a Maths relay competition. They collaborated very enthusiastically to solve complex problems. Well done to the winning team and to all who took part!


Y7 BMS students are loving our brand new sports facilities!


It's the end of our second week as a brand new school in Canterbury and Y7 have been enjoying an intro into their new subjects.


Details of our Open Evenings at both Barton Court Grammar and Barton Manor School are now available to view on our websites. Booking for the Headteacher Presentations is essential.


We're looking for a dynamic Isolation Manager/Behaviour Pastoral Support Assistant for our brand new school which opens in September. If you or anyone you know is interested in this role, please click the link below for more information:


We're looking for talented & dedicated Teaching Assistants to start in September. If you or someone you know is interested and would like to learn more, please click here:


Barton Manor school build was completed last week! The School will legally be transferred to BCAT on 1 May 2022 so we have plenty of time to move in ready to welcome our new Y7 students and their parents/carers to the transition along with welcome events planned for Term 6.


Advanced notification for your diaries. Special offer of 10% off school uniform at the Simmonds Selling Event in June this year -


We are looking for an Assistant Site Manager to start at the School on 1 May. If you or someone you know is interested please click here for more details:


The Funding Agreement for Barton Manor School has been signed meaning it's now legally within Barton Court Academy Trust and we can start offering student places on 1 March and recruiting staff. Exciting stuff! See our full press release:


Are you interested in being one of our School Governors, if so come and talk to us or click the link below for further details:


We're looking for a Non Executive Director/Trustee for the Barton Court Academy Trust. If this is something that interests you we would love to talk to you. Click the link for further details:


Just 4 weeks to go until this amazing new school is finished.


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Barton Manor School is really getting there now. The interiors are going in and it's looking incredible.


It's coming along nicely!


Update on our new build!


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The new free school build, Barton Manor, is progressing well and may even be completed 3 weeks early!


Come along to our Open Evening tonight, 5pm-8pm at Barton Court Grammar School and learn more about our new free school opening in September 2022.


Barton Manor School is looking for LGB Govs to join them in Jan 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Trust to help implement the vision, ethos & direction of our new free school click the link below or retweet to spread the word.


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Our new free school, Barton Manor, is progressing. Here are the latest images.

Barton Manor School: Topping Out Ceremony

Posted on: 25/05/2021

“Topping Out Ceremony” – Tuesday 25 May 2021

Barton Manor School (BMS), Barton Court Academy Trust’s new Free School, is celebrating the next phase of the School’s build project with a Topping Out Ceremony.

A plaque commemorating this stage of the project between Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT), DfE, KCC with Kier Construction and Novium Architects has been commissioned and will be placed on the roof with stunning views of Canterbury Cathedral in the background.

The Topping Out Ceremony will take place with special VIP guests. Numbers have been restricted to adhere to the latest Covid-19 roadmap published by the Government. VIP guests include the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, the Lady Colgrain, along with the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Pat Todd, and local councillors.

BCAT Directors along with representatives from the DfE, KCC, and Kier will be in attendance to celebrate this very important milestone.

The build project is 50% through construction and is due to be completed in February 2022, with the School opening to 150 Y7 students in September 2022. BCAT are part-way through an S10 Consultation for the School, which provides an opportunity for BCAT to gain the views of prospective parents/carers and the local community of its plans before opening next year. The consultation closes on Tuesday 22 June at 9am. The consultation paper and feedback form are available on Barton Manor School’s website.

BCATs Executive Headteacher who will also be Barton Manor School’s Headteacher when the school opens “This will be such a wonderful event and opportunity to share the success of the project so far with our guests and wider community. Kier and all parties involved in this project have worked tirelessly to make sure the School is delivered on time, and despite many challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, it is truly amazing that we are able to celebrate this stage of the build process today with important guests”

Dr Bill Speed, BCAT Chair, “This is a very exciting opportunity for BCAT to provide a learning experience for students of all abilities following a mixture of academic and vocational subjects.  The facilities are truly outstanding and we are looking forward to completing the project on schedule, welcoming the first students in September 2022.  We hope the school will provide facilities for, not only Barton Manor students, but also the wider Canterbury community.

Shellina Prendergast, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “The Trust’s commitment to deliver quality-first teaching, with a focus on equalities and inclusion, in a modern and well-equipped building, will provide significant opportunities for pupils and contribute towards making Kent a county that works for all children and young people. Kent County Council is pleased to have worked in collaboration with a range of our partners to support the building of this new school.”

For more information about the School please visit the Barton Manor School website



Roberta Light
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