Welcome by the Executive Headteacher

Barton Court Academy Trust consist of two existing secondary schools, Barton Court Grammar School, an 11 -18yrs, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16yrs mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs Kent. The Trust also has successfully been selected to open a secondary “Free” school, a non-selective, 11 – 18yrs school in the heart of Canterbury on the former Chaucer School site with a view to opening to Year 7 between 2019 – 2021.

Barton Court Grammar School is an Advanced Thinking School and a National Support School (NSS) and its Executive Headteacher a National Leader of Education (NLE). The Charles Dickens School joined our Multi-Academy Trust on 1 March 2017.

We are a small Trust at the beginning of a very exciting journey, with a talented team of Governors, Senior Leadership, teachers and support staff all determined to provide the highest quality of educational provision to all children across the Trust.

We have recently been granted permission to open

We believe schools are stronger when they work together and have a common purpose to provide the highest standards in teaching and pupil outcomes. We promote an individual identity for each of our schools so that they continue to respond to the needs of their pupils, their families and the wider community they serve.

We work together to “improve the life chances” of all our children and young people working together through strong partnerships between staff, students, parents and Governors that share our core values of excellence and equity

We hope you enjoy browsing our website. Please follow the links to our individual academies and to Thinking Schools International which represents a larger network of thinking schools across the UK and beyond. 

Ms K Cardus
Executive Headteacher