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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.


Our Open Morning Tour of the site is now full on Monday 11 October, 9.30am, but other time slots are still available. To book click here:


Work's really progressing on our new build. Due for completion in February 2022.

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
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