Barton Court Academy Trust


Federation Description


Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017.

It currently consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020; The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, rated “Good” by Ofsted in March 2023 and Barton Manor Free School, an 11–18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury which opened to Year 7 in September 2022 and as the school grows now has Y7 & 8 from September 2023.BCAT Mission Statement

BCAT provides aspirational educational opportunities in all its academies to improve the life chances of its children and young people; delivered through strong partnerships between staff, students and parents that share our core values of excellence and equity.

Barton Court Academy Trust consists of 3 secondary schools • Barton Court Grammar School (The Lead School) • The Charles Dickens School (joined on 1 March 2017) • BCAT Free School, Barton Manor School, opened in September 2022

BCAT VALUES Achievement Challenge High Aspiration Independent thinkers Equality Valued Excellence

We place the child first in all that we do and to all that we aspire. We are uncompromising in our desire to sustain improvement, deliver on standards and provide an outstanding educational experience for all. We are forward looking, equipping our young people with the skills, knowledge and aptitude to succeed but also strive to instil traditional values of hard work, resilience and respect for others. Despite the complexity of MAT organisation we remain in agreement with Professor Hargreaves (Self Improving School Systems, National College for School Leadership) who stated “Great classrooms make Great Schools” and Great schools therefore make a Great Trust. We are a school-based Trust that agree with this simple, yet profound statement.

Schools in this Federation

Vacancies at this Federation

Support Jobs

Temporary Teaching Assistant - TTO + 1Sdd - Term Time

Barton Manor School

Ref:KCC886-4028-115S Posted:08/05/2024 Start Date:1 September 2024

Temporary Teaching Assistant - TTO + 1SDD The Post Barton Manor School is looking for an exceptional Teaching Assistant to work with classroom teachers to support the delivery of quality teaching and learning and to he...

Application Close Date:21/06/2024 View Job Details

Trustee/Director - Casual

Barton Court Academy Trust

Ref:KCC-F85-25-S Posted:21/05/2024 Start Date:ASAP

Barton Court Academy Trust - Trustee/Director The role BCAT Board of Trustees are seeking to recruit a non-executive Director to join our already established and experienced Board of Directors/Trustees to provide addit...

Application Close Date:19/07/2024 View Job Details

DT Technician - 37 Hours a Week - TTO + 5 SDD - Full Time

Barton Court Grammar School

Ref:KCC886-5444-327S Posted:10/06/2024 Start Date:1 September 2024 or sooner

DT Technician - 37 hours a week - TTO + 5 SDD The Post Required for 1 September 2024 (or earlier), the Trustees are seeking to appoint a full time enthusiastic technician to support the delivery of Design & Technol...

Application Close Date:24/06/2024 View Job Details

Barton Court Academy Trust