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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.


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.

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus CEO / Executive Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Headteacher
Ms C Benard Trust Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning
Mr O Mitchell Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum & Assessment
Mrs H Stanley Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care, Safeguarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr M Halpin Assistant Headteacher: SENCo & SEN provision

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Projects Manager
Mrs K Trevor Trust HR Manager
Mrs N Coles Trust Chief Finance Officer

Heads of Year & Assistant Heads of Year

Miss K Henson Head of Year 07
Mrs M Gibb Assistant Head of Year 07
Mr A Attrill Head of Year 08
Mrs T McCann Assistant Head of Year 08

Computing Department

Mr D Forsyth Lead Teacher of Computing
Mr O Mitchell Teacher of computing / Deputy Headteacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT
Mrs K Green Lead Teacher of DT
Miss K Parker Teacher of DT
Mr C Cotter DT & Art Technician

English Department

Ms E Ritchie Director of English & Literacy
Mr N Moxham 2nd in English: KS3

Geography Department

Mrs A Bourner Director of Humanities & PSHEE
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography / Headteacher
Mr N Herbert Teacher of Geography

History Department

Mrs A Bourner Director of Humanities & PSHEE
Miss A Mcilfatrick Lead Teacher of History

Mathematics Department

Miss S Johnson Director of Mathematics & Numeracy
Mrs E Huttley 2nd in Mathematics: KS3
Mrs H Stanley Teacher of Mathematics / Assistant Headteacher
Ms K Hodgkinson Teacher of Mathematics

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mr R Wilcock Director of MFL & Careers
Mrs S Hosseinzadehrahvar Teacher of MFL

Music Department

Ms G Fenn Director of Music
Mr M Yeoman Lead Teacher of Music

Performing Arts Department

Miss G Wiley Lead Teacher of Performing Arts 

Physical Education Department

Mr D Lintott Lead Teacher of PE
Ms K Henson Teacher of PE / HOY 
Mr A Attrill Teacher of PE / HOY

Science Department

Mr L Nowers Director of Science
Mr L Frassoni 2nd in Science: KS3
Mr A Root Science Technician

Visual Arts Department

Mrs K Green Lead Teacher of Visual Art
Mr C Cotter Visual Art & DT Technician  

SEN Department

Mr M Halpin SENCo / Assistant Headteacher
Miss E Hillier Lead TA for Interventions
Mr K Pryce Teaching Assistant
Mr F Archer-Villace Teaching Assistant
Miss R Dodd Teaching Assistant
Miss A Lobban Teaching Assistant
Mr E Oteng-Nyarko Teaching Assistant

Student Support

Mr P Shilling Trust Behaviour Manager
Mrs T McCann AHOY / Isolation Manager / Behaviour & Pastoral Support Assistant
Mrs M Gibb AHOY / Isolation Manager / Behaviour & Pastoral Support Assistant
Miss N Pilfold Safeguarding & CIC Welfare Officer


Mrs C Tutt PA to Executive Headteacher / Headteacher
Mr F Cameron Data Manager
Mrs H Stephens Attendance Officer
Mrs E Baynham SLT Administrator
Mrs M Platten Receptionist
Mrs K Mclean Clerk to the Directors / Governors


Mrs N Coles Trust Chief Finance Officer
Miss S Hallam Trust Finance Manager
Mrs N Higham Trust Finance Assistant
Miss K Huntlea Trust Finance Officer


Mrs K Trevor Trust HR Manager
Mrs C Parkins Trust HR Officer

ICT Support

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Projects Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT & Projects Manager
Mrs S Bowman Senior ICT Technician


Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager
Mr R Collins Site Manager
Mr J Collins Caretaker