Uniform - Barton Court Grammar School

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09/05/24

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: pic.twitter.com/4d8FyqTefK

06/03/24

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12/12/23

Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause. pic.twitter.com/6fWGNjA7FO

12/12/23

We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement. pic.twitter.com/mMtZfPMjyf

17/11/23

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. pic.twitter.com/LNQ3U09XeH

16/11/23

We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting pic.twitter.com/dhjOOePsQ0

09/11/23

Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions! pic.twitter.com/UCylXt9upM

09/11/23

We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:

08/11/23

We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow". pic.twitter.com/RwxQqiyS24

30/10/23

Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them! pic.twitter.com/3EVO0LLwpB

25/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

25/10/23

We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.

24/10/23

Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art pic.twitter.com/VbI9F0kuyB

23/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

17/10/23

Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS. pic.twitter.com/C19F3HmDcu

12/10/23

We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off. pic.twitter.com/pBdlLrFrk1

12/10/23

The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine pic.twitter.com/r3qXMkfw1v

09/10/23

Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools. pic.twitter.com/gbg8f5YxoQ

09/10/23

We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.

28/09/23

Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people. pic.twitter.com/0U9RSSGOnO

23/09/23

The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks

23/09/23

Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof! pic.twitter.com/uNSZnMj6pZ

02/08/23

We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision pic.twitter.com/m1DoNrxNRQ

27/07/23

Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term. pic.twitter.com/ewM3W3xSrD

24/07/23

We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury. pic.twitter.com/EtazSo9Lvu

Admissions & Enquiries 01227 464600or

Uniform

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

 


 

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

  1. promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School
  2. ensure dress appropriate for the working day
  3. 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.

*Asterisked items can only be purchased from the uniform supplier.

 

General Uniform

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Blazer*

School blue blazer with school badge

 

House Flash*

Coloured flash to be sown above the pocket on the school blazer.

 

Shirt / Blouse

White shirt – conventional classic design with stiffened collar, button up to neck worn with tie

Or

School white formal, open neck, rever blouse.

 

Shirt must be tucked in with top button fastened and worn with tie. Long and short sleeved permitted

 

 

Tie*

KS3 School blue tie with badge for years 7 & 8.

KS4 School blue tie with badge for years 9 – 11

Or other official tie awarded to student

Must be worn if stiffened collar shirt chosen. Tie to be worn correctly with the logo visible and top button fastened

 

Jumper*

(Optional)

School Blue V-necked jumper with school colours trimmed neckband and optional school badge

Optional. This is the only jumper permitted

Tartan Skirt*

 

School tartan skirt available from the uniform supplier

Tartan skirt, no more than 6cm above or below the knee.

Trousers (unisex)

Black tailored trousers traditional cut. We recommend that these are obtained from the uniform suppliers to ensure the correct design, or match the design by Simmonds if purchased elsewhere.

Plain black full length tailored, straight legged, trouser. No fashion trousers, no flare or narrowing, no bootleg, no extra pockets, buttons, belts or zips. Belt is optional but must be discrete if worn. Trousers to be worn correctly around the waist..

Socks

Dark socks with trousers, black or white with skirt

Short or long socks allowed.

Tights

Plain black or natural

No patterned tights

Shoes

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.

Coat

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

Bags

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 or navy blue.

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

Summer Uniform - Term 6 only

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Blazers must be worn to and from school and during the school day as normal.

 

In particularly hot weather, students will be allowed to leave blazers in lockers/bags during the school day.

 

PE Kit - Year 7 - 11

UNIFORM LIST

Details

Polo Shirt*

Navy/Sky/white polo shirt

 “unisex” and “fitted” options available

Must be purchased from school suppliers

Shorts*/Skort*

Navy/sky/white shorts/Skort

Must be purchased from school suppliers.

Sports leggings */ training trouser*

(Optional)

Navy – white BCGS on calf

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

Hooded Top* and/or Rugby shirt*

(Optional)

Navy/Sky/white hoody and/or

Navy/sky/white reversible rugby shirt

Optional. Must be purchased from school suppliers. These are the only top permitted. Students may wear rugby shirt and/or the hooded top.

Socks

Long game socks – navy

 

Durable Baselayer

(Optional)

White, long sleeved

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

Trainers

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

Trainers with discrete colouring are preferredCanvas trainers of a plimsole/vans/ converse style are not appropriate.

Boots

Studded boots for hockey and football  + shin pads

 

House T shirt

Optional ‘House’ coloured T shirt

Coloured House Tshirt available

PE Bag

Drawstring bag in a plain, dark colour, preferably navy blue.

Available from school suppliers. PE kit must be in a proper bag, not plastic carrier bag.

PE Kit – it is optional but strongly 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

*UNIFORM SUPPLIER

Monkhouse Schoolwear

Phone: 01622 230845
Email: newnhamcourt.shop@monkhouse.com

Website: 

Unit 15 Newnham Court Shopping Village
Bearsted Road
Maidstone
Kent
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 Years 7 – 9; minimal & discreet (if worn)  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