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12/07/24

Kooth are running online talks for parents on 21 and 26 July. They will be talking about parenting pressures over the summer holidays, and how they can support.Please feel free to sign up directly if this is of interest to you.https://t.co/JmGNzGGUME pic.twitter.com/gpQCpADbGC

05/07/24

Our final Wagamama club ended with a sweet treat – banana katsu! Served with ice cream, restaurant style.The club is open to all KS4 pupils who study Hospitality and Catering at CDS, so sign up for Term 1 in September!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/sSh872wS4v

04/07/24

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04/07/24

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03/07/24

Week 4 of Wagamama club was making gyozas, ably assisted by an ex-pupil who learned to make these for her exam last year. The tasty little parcels were professionally finished and tasted delicious. Watch out for next week’s mystery recipe!!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/wz3in5YoGD

01/07/24

In Year 10, our young artists are exploring a range of themes for their personal project. Topics range from identity, to landscape, to food. Currently researching the work of others to feed their ideas.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/RsJbf6voBC

01/07/24

Year 9 pupils are embarking on an exciting new project, ‘objects as art’, exploring the work of Sarah Graham who is a photorealist artist painter, documenting childhood memories through sweets and toys.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/o1ziaWMgFf

26/06/24

Our doors open at 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 27 June, for the School’s Academic Exhibition (formerly Arts Festival).We really hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate the talents and the work of our amazing pupils.#cdsacademicexhibition pic.twitter.com/zH3LaGNJAB

21/06/24

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20/06/24

We know that the Summer holidays can increase social isolation for some pupils, spending more time inside and on their mobile phones. are encouraging young people to get outside and “go somewhere good” this summer holiday. https://t.co/rj9SHPJzeV#GoSomewhereGood pic.twitter.com/OsTJQMxeQE

19/06/24

This week’s recipe was all about a comforting and healthy ramen bowl.Making their own stock, garnishes, and seared chicken, KS4 Hospitality Club pupils smashed “Cook Wagamama” week 3!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/daJLuTjiJ2

17/06/24

sharing their journey as a and it's role in sustained school improvement. What worked, the challenges faced and how to build a culture of pic.twitter.com/8UYgOkDHNW

17/06/24

This free workshop is brought to you by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council. There are limited spaces so make sure that you book a space today. To book email retorthouse.gov.uk or call us on 01843 263609. Limited spaces available. pic.twitter.com/l6oF7pPwzc

14/06/24

We were delighted to be invited to a Time Capsule planting at the newly opened, Copperfield Court care home. Our new head pupils planted a time capsule, to be opened in 2074. We wonder what they'll think of what's in there when it’s opened 50 years from now! pic.twitter.com/GVpfXTpJPH

14/06/24

This week pupils were tasked with making either chilli squid, with dipping sauce, or bang bang cauliflower.Both dishes were presented professionally and tasted amazing!Look out for our next post as it’s Ramen week next week!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/8eOs665Iob

12/06/24

Congratulations to CDS TA Alice, who is the Overall Winner of the Heart of KAB Appreciation Award.We are so proud of the work she does in school with our VI pupils, offering a tremendous amount of encouragement & support, and opening doors of opportunity for them. pic.twitter.com/jZ0UPX33XE

12/06/24

Year 10 are creating some fantastic work in their Visual Arts lessons and so we wanted to celebrate and share with you some of the great work being developed across the department.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/LwO5avuo3P

12/06/24

KS3 Food Club did a great job creating their own Cake Pops in Food Club – Just as good as you’d find in a well-known high street coffee shop, we reckon!Well done team, they look amazing!#cdsfoodclub pic.twitter.com/9HqclDy9xL

07/06/24

Dance pupils had the opportunity to go to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch the musical ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’. This musical has become part of the dance curriculum and so this theatre trip will give pupils a deeper understanding of the course.#cdsdance pic.twitter.com/i5HBEKkORV

07/06/24

Year 9 Visual Arts pupils have Just completed their “natural forms” project exploring the work of everyone from Henry Moore to Georgia O’Keeffe.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/gXuWYcsfJZ

07/06/24

Year 7 Visual Arts pupils have recently completed a Hundertwasser landscape project with some very colourful outcomes and are now working on studies of bugs.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/AVjimSMZNa

06/06/24

The first Wagamama cooking club was a resounding success with KS4 pupils making a chicken katsu curry with sticky rice. I’m sure you’ll agree the outcome looks very professional!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/3T078Y7eRH

05/06/24

Today is World Environment Day; the perfect day to consider how you can make small changes to improve the impact that we all have on the world around us. Here are ten easy ways to achieve actions, that we can all try! pic.twitter.com/DA666t0FjM

School Performance League Table News

Posted on: 16/10/2017

BARTON COURT GRAMMAR SCHOOL RANKED TOP OF THE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE LEAGUE TABLES (Provisional Oct 2017) IN THE CANTERBURY, COASTAL, THANET, SWALE and DOVER DISTRICTS

Barton Court Grammar School is celebrating after coming out top position in the new progress 8 measure across all grammar and non-selective schools within the whole of Canterbury, Coastal, Thanet, Swale and Dover Districts according to the DfE provisional school performance data issued last week.

The new progress 8 measure compares the level of progress that students make between KS2 and KS4 across 8 subjects including English and Maths.

The latest DFE data can be found at:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/

 “This is a fantastic achievement by our students who celebrated outstanding GCSE results in the summer with the %A*/A rising by more than 5% compared to 2016. The students and staff have worked incredibly hard with the support of parents and governors to achieve such impressive outcomes and progress measures. This is testament to their hard work and commitment and we are very proud that the students at BCGS make “well above average progress” with a P8 score of +0.56. This means on average students achieve half a grade more in each of their 8 GCSE subjects including English and Mathematics than is expected.” said Ms Kirstin Cardus, Executive Headteacher of Barton Court Grammar School.

Barton Court Academy Trust is also celebrating with The Charles Dickens School who achieved a P8 score ranked 3rd in Thanet. A P8 score that exceeds that of a few grammar schools and many non-selective schools in Thanet, Canterbury and on the Coast. Barton Court Grammar School has been supporting The Charles Dickens School since June 2016 and the School recently joined the Barton Court Academy Trust in March 2017.

“The Charles Dickens School is a fantastic school which is making good progress towards the Trust’s aim to become an Ofsted recognised “Good” school or better in the next inspection. There has been significant improvements to the School within the last 12 months and the students have already started to benefit from this.” said Ms Kirstin Cardus, Executive Headteacher of The Charles Dickens School.