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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.


A fantastic performance by the Y8 Football team yesterday. After failing to put away the chances in the their last game, the Y8’s final found their shooting boots securing a 7-1 victory against St Anselm's School. The team should be proud of their performance.


We've once again completed a comprehensive online safety training programme and gained recognition as a NOS Certified School, demonstrating our commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.


An excellent display by the Year 7 Football Team last week; the team were 2-0 down in the first 15 minutes and fought back to win 9-3!Stand out performers were Salako, Kapadia, and Kareem. An excellent performance from the group and a brilliant team effort.


Porchlight were delighted to receive our cheque for over £1,000 following all the fundraising the School took part in last year.Porchlight was one of the School's chosen charities and monies raised were by our very first year group which was a fantastic effort!


Brilliant visit by some of our Y8 to seeing the Crown Jewels, enjoying a tour of the Tower's grounds and taking part in an interactive workshop.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


The importance of student punctuality.


We raised over £132 for Jeans for Genes this year in our Bake Sale yesterday. Thank you to everyone who baked or supplied cakes - they were enjoyed by staff and students!

Barton Manor - Press Release

Posted on: 18/11/2020

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Barton Manor School (BMS), Barton Court Academy Trust’s new Free School, has appointed a Principal Designate and is consulting on its Admissions Arrangements for 2022/23 and 2023/24

Barton Court Academy Trust’s (BCAT) Trustees in conjunction with the DfE have appointed Ms. Kirstin Cardus, Executive Headteacher of BCAT, as the School’s Principal Designate. Ms. Cardus who has led the project since inception will continue to lead the school in preparation for opening in September 2022 and will be the Headteacher of the new school when it opens to students and staff in September 2022.

Ms. Cardus, Executive Headteacher of Barton Court Academy Trust, “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Principal Designate of the Free school and look forward to leading the school once opened to students and staff in September 2022. It has been an amazing opportunity to design a school from inception which can deliver our vision for excellence, collaborative learning and creativity and to lead the school from the outset with students, staff and parents to ensure the best start possible for all.”

Dr Bill Speed, BCAT Chair, “ We are delighted to announce Ms. Kirstin Cardus as the Principal Designate, for Barton Manor School (BMS). Ms. Cardus has a wealth of experience leading several schools including Barton Court Grammar and The Charles Dickens non-selective school in Broadstairs. This experience will be invaluable in establishing Barton Manor School as a new and exciting venture within BCAT. We are excited about adding Barton Manor to our Trust, creating the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and resources across our three schools.”

Barton Manor School website will be launched on Friday 20th November providing more details about the school. BCAT are simultaneously launching their consultation on the admissions criteria for the academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24. Please go to the school’s website for more details about the school, the consultation documents and details about how to respond - The consultation will run for 7 weeks starting on Friday 20th November and finishes on Friday 8th January 2021 at 5pm.

Roberta Light
01227 464600