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Barton Court Grammar School

Barton Court Grammar School

Barton Court Grammar School, originally established as Barton Court Grammar School for Girls prior to World War II, has evolved into a selective, co-educational Academy of Excellence in Canterbury, Kent. Catering to approximately 840 students aged 11-18, the school prioritizes a curriculum designed to equip pupils for their chosen higher education and career paths. Core subjects like English, science, and mathematics are complemented by a variety of elective subjects, encouraging students to explore their individual interests.

Distinguishing features of Barton Court Grammar School include Enrichment Day and Enrichment Week, providing students with opportunities to engage in diverse activities, discover their passions, enhance independence, and forge new friendships. The school promotes extracurricular involvement through lunchtime and after-school clubs, class trips, and sports activities. Additionally, students with specific interests, such as music or drama, can attend concerts or enjoy theatre productions, while those seeking intellectual challenges can participate in competitions like the Maths Challenge and Biology Olympiad.

Aligned with its mission to instill strong values and a sense of ethics, the school assigns each pupil to a thoughtfully selected tutor group upon enrollment, taking into consideration their preferences, parental input, and recommendations from primary school teachers. Barton Court Grammar School aims to guide students towards a clear vision of their future, offering a renovated "Wellbeing" room in the old school house for students to discuss any challenges they may face or explore their future aspirations. Notably, the school has received a "Good" rating from Ofsted, underscoring its commitment to academic excellence and student well-being.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

Barton Court Grammar School lacks a defined geographical catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place.
Barton Court Grammar School, Longport, Canterbury, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Barton Court Grammar School employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

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