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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.


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.


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Please visit our Uniform Suppliers website for online ordering, as well as helpful fitting and measurement guides.

Monkhouse Schoolwear Website

The aim of the school uniform & dress code is to:

(a) promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School.
(b) ensure dress appropriate for the working day.
(c) promote equality and avoid issues of comparison & peer pressure.

Students are expected to be smart. School uniform is to be worn correctly at all times during the school day including to and from School as well as for visits and school events unless otherwise noted. Non-school uniform days students clothing should be smart casual and suitable for the business of the day, normal regulations regarding jewellery, hair and make-up apply on these days.

General Uniform




School blazer with school badge and blue trim.



School black tie with badge.

Or other official tie awarded to student.


Tie to be worn correctly with the logo visible and top button fastened.


Shirt / Blouse

White shirt / blouse – conventional classic design with stiffened collar, button up to neck.

Must be tucked in with top button fastened.

Long and short sleeved permitted.




School black V-necked jumper with silver trimmed neckband.

Optional. Available from the uniform supplier. This is the only jumper permitted.

Tartan Skirt*


School tartan skirt available from the uniform supplier.

Tartan skirt, to be knee length or below the knee.

Trousers (unisex)

Charcoal ‘grey’  tailored trousers traditional cut.

Belt is optional but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist.


Dark socks with trousers, black or white ankle socks with skirt.

Ankle socks are acceptable, knee high are not acceptable.


Plain black or natural.

No patterned tights.


Smart, formal, black leather flat or low heeled shoes* not ankle boots.

No trainers, no trainer shoes or plimsolls. No boots of any kind.

* Open-toed or backless sandals are not allowed at any time for health and safety reasons.

* No fabric shoes, no brand logos visible on the outside of the shoe.


Dark weatherproof outer coat should be smart and worn over the blazer. (Reflective arm bands aid visibility in the winter.)

Coats must not display any slogans or offensive logos.


The recommended school bag is a rucksack.

Bags must have an over the shoulder strap. No fashion bags, no handbags, no excessive adornments (non-functional buckles, straps, plaid handles, chains, studs, scarves etc). No plastic bags. Preferred colour black, grey or navy blue.


White laboratory coat and blue DT apron are provided by the School.

PE Kit - Year 7



Polo Shirt*

Navy/white polo shirt.

“Unisex” and “Fitted” options available.

Must be purchased from school suppliers.


Navy/white shorts/skort.

Must be purchased from school suppliers.


Long game socks – navy/white hoops.

Must be purchased from school suppliers.


Sports leggings / training trouser*


Navy with white trim.



Optional. Must be purchased from school suppliers. These are the only leggings or training trouser permitted.

Midlayer top*


Navy/White mid-layer top.



Optional. Must be purchased from school suppliers. This is the only top permitted.

Durable Baselayer


White, long sleeved.

Optional. May be worn under the polo shirt on cold days.


A sports trainer that is suitable for indoor use with a non-marking sole and sufficient ankle support.

Trainers with discrete colouring are preferred

Canvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.


Studded boots for hockey and football  + shin pads.


PE Kit – it is optional but recommended that PE Kit is embroidered with the student’s initials. An embroidery service is available from the school uniform supplier, Simmonds.

For Dance practical lessons, students can either have bare feet or wear jazz shoes with a rubber heel and sole to reduce risk of injury.

Uniform Supplier & Other Information


Monkhouse Schoolwear

Tel: 01622 230845



Unit 15 Newnham Court Shopping Village

Bearsted Road



ME14 5LH   

Please note:     

(1) Official school badges only.

(2) No jewellery - except for watch & one small, discreet stud in each earlobe if necessary.  (To be handed in for PE).

(3) No other visible body piercing or tattoos.

(4) Make-up: none visible. No coloured nail varnish.

(5) Hair: no extremes of fashion; no obvious dyes (natural colour only). Hair clips/scrunchies, etc. should be discreet.

(6) Hair, shoulder length or longer, must be tied back for science and all practical lessons.

       (7) The following items are not allowed:   

  1. denim coats/jackets,  sweatshirts, hooded sweaters, etc.
  2.  jeans, denims, cords, laced or  decorated trousers;  extremes of width  for trouser legs. 
  3. suede / leather boots.   
  4. visible polo–necked or other sweaters etc. under shirts.
  5. caps/hats - except outside in extreme weather then plain navy blue.  

        (8) In the event of a medical condition necessitating trainers these must be black & student must have a dated

letter of explanation from parent/doctor.

      All clothing and kit must be clearly named with the student’s full forename & surname.