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Good luck to our Y7 students who have embarked on their End of Year exams, sitting their first two today in History and English. They've all showed great maturity and concentration in a true exam set up. Keep up the hard work Y7!


Well done to all those who participated in last month's Junior Maths Challenge and particularly students who received Silver & Bronze Awards.


Well done Myeisha for participating in the 100m & in the joint relay with BM/BCGS. Congrats also to the rounders team playing 3 games last night, winning against The Whitstable School &especially to Rahimah whose quick thinking let the last batter win an extra half a rounder.


Trip to see Six the Musical in Tunbridge Wells last week for Tudor History - absolutely brilliant!


Some of our Y7 students travelled to The University of Essex to graduate from The Brilliant Club last week. Having worked extremely hard they were very proud to receive their certificates, followed by a tour of the University & a chat to current University students.


We've been enjoying Coronation Cupcakes today at lunchtime! # cakes


Check out the safety guide on the networking app, Wizz. It highlights the potential risks such as catfishing and explicit content, as well as offering useful advice to parents & carers. As always if you have any concerns, please contact a member of our safeguarding team.


We raised over £135 for Red Nose Day this year! Well done everyone.


Our students have been fortunate to have an engaging presentation on knife crime as part of Kent Police's education drive.


BCGS, BMS & SLBGS participated in the Debate Club Tournament won by BCGS with student prizes to BCGS/BMS for excellent debating skills:Guns should be outlawed in AmericaMobile phones should be banned for primary school children The death penalty should be reinstated in the UK


30 students who were selected for the highest achievement points and excellent attendance, had great fun participating in a school Easter Egg Hunt. Students had to solve clues and search for tokens to collect rewards. Congratulations to our top 30 students on their achievements.


A new free & confidential scheme operated by Citizen Advice supporting people in Kent who are struggling financially or need support to manage the rising cost of living has been launched Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, freephone 0800 808 5622


The NSPCC has signposted support for young people wishing to report nudes shared online. Use the Report Remove tool: Report Remove | Childline to help take down nude/sexual images & videos. Emotional support is available from Childline & the Internet Watch Foundation.


Look what we've been awarded!


Parenting comes with lots of challenges, which can be even more difficult if you're dealing with mental health problems. Please find below a useful link for parents


Free breakfast from the National School Breakfast Prog with - setting all our students up to succeed with either a bagel or bowl of cereal from 08:00-08:30am every morning


Congratulations to all the students who entered our Art competition. Take a look at just a couple of the amazing entries.


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!



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


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 tailored trousers traditional cut.




School steel grey trouser traditional cut.


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



Optional. We recommend that these are obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design or match the design by Simmonds if purchased elsewhere. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips.


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.

Uniform Supplier & Other Information


S. Simmonds & Son Ltd


Newnham Court

Bearsted Rd



ME14 5LH   

Tel: 01892 837202

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 Years 7 – 9; minimal & discreet (if worn) in Years 10 - 11.   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.