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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.


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.

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher (BCAT)/Headteacher BMS
Mr R Morgan Trust Senior Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care, Safeguarding & Pupil Premium
Ms C Benard Trust Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning
Mr O Mitchell Senior Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum & Assessment
Mrs H Stanley Assistant Headteacher (KS3): Pastoral Care, Safeguarding
Mr D Long Trust SENCO/SEN provision

Heads of Year

Miss K Henson Head of Year 7

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager

Art Department

Mrs A Dengate Lead Teacher BMS
Ms L Crispin Art Technician BMS/BCGS

Design Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT
Miss K Parker Teacher of DT
vacancy DT Technician

English Department

Ms E Ritchie Director of English & Literacy
Mrs K Barrett Teacher of English/Lead Practitioner (BCGS)

Humanities Department & PSHEE

Mrs A Bourner Director of Humanities & PSHEE
Mr N Herbert Teacher of Geography/Lead Teacher of Geography (BCGS)

Mathematics Department

Miss S Johnson Director of Mathematics & Numeracy
Mrs H Stanley Assistant Headteacher/Teacher of Mathematics

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mrs A Croft-Cafferty Lead Teacher of MFL/2nd in MFL & LT German (BCGS)
Mrs S Poynter Teacher of French

Music Department

Ms G Fenn Lead Teacher of Music/Lead Teacher of Music (BCGS)

PE Department

Miss K Henson Lead Teacher/Head of Year 7
Mr D Lintott Teacher of PE/Director of KS3 (BCGS)

Science Department

Mrs C Hayles Lead Teacher/Teacher of Science BCGS
Mr L Frassoni Second in Science
Mr A Root Laboratory Technician

Student Support Department

Mr P Shilling Trust Behaviour Manager
Mrs T McCann Isolation Manager/Behaviour & Pastoral Support Assistant

SEN Department

Mr J Earp Teaching Assistant
Miss S Kitssa Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Morgan Teaching Assistant
Miss M Wandera Teaching Assistant

Administrative Staff

Mrs R Light PA to Executive Headteacher / Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs C Parkins Personnel / Administrative Assistant
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance Manager
Mrs C Knight Finance/Payroll Officer 
Mr F Cameron Data Manager
Mrs C Tutt Attendance Officer
Mrs J Slaughter SLT Administrator
Mrs M Platten Receptionist
Mrs E Baynham Reprographics/Administration Assistant
Mrs K Mclean Clerk to the Directors / Governors

ICT Support Department

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Projects Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT Manager
Mr P Scullion BCGS/BMS Senior ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager
Mr R Collins Site Manager
Mr J Mummery Caretaker
Mrs S Knight Cleaner