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Barton Court is dropping the International Baccalaureate

Barton Court has ditched its International Baccalaureate programme for money reasons caused by a declining uptake. In a letter to parents before the Easter holiday, the grammar in Longport told them the programme ran at “a significant financial loss to the school”. Since introducing the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2007, the number of pupils wishing to take it has steadily …

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Why moving our school to the coast has its attractions

It’s an issue that has sparked controversy and divided parents across the district, but in an exclusive interview with the Gazette, Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus lays bare the reasons why it needs to move to Herne Bay A city grammar school looking at relocating to the coast has hit back at claims the move is a “done deal”. …

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‘We’ll fight to get the Bay its own grammar’

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to do everything in their power to get a grammar school for Herne Bay after Barton Court officials hinted they may stay in Canterbury. The school’s governors have asked for feasibility studies into expanding and improving their current site in Canterbury city centre as well as a planned move to the former Herne Bay golf club site, …

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Vote opposed to moving Barton Court Grammar

But supporters say a coastal school is needed A SCHOOL’S plans to move from Canterbury to a new site in Herne Bay was opposed by almost two thirds of people who responded to the consultation. Results of the research by Barton Court Grammar School were published on Wednesday and reveal that of 187 feedback forms received, 122 were against the …

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Sir Roger Gale: Why Barton Court must come to Herne Bay

Governors at Barton Court school have asked for more work to be done on the possibility of the school staying at its present site, rather than moving to Herne Bay. The town’s MP Sir Roger Gale explains why he thinks the school is a vital addition to the town: It is a nonsense that in a county such as Kent, …

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Parents say consultation figures were misleading

Parents are accusing a city grammar of “muddying the waters” over controversial plans to relocate to the coast. Barton Court in Canterbury this week published results of a consultation over proposals to move to Herne Bay. Parents have shown they are emphatically against the move – yet only a small number appear to have bothered to have their say. If …

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Bus firm agrees to support school’s move

STAGECOACH bosses have pledged to work with staff at Barton Court school on travel plans for a proposed new site in Herne Bay. The bus company has told the school it would be possible to transport pupils from Canterbury to the coast and that it is open to discussion on plans for children living further afield. Head teacher Kirstin Cardus …

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Parents’ group attacks school chiefs over move

Bosses deny sending ‘mixed messages’ on flood risk site AN ASSOCIATION of parents with children attending Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury have accused the school management of sending “mixed messages” over the proposed move to Herne Bay. A spokesman for the Barton Court Parent’s Forum, a group which opposes the proposal for the school to move out of the …

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Head: No decisions have been made yet

Consultation begins over planned relocation of grammar school from Canterbury to Bay THE head teacher of a grammar school hoping to relocate from Canterbury to Herne Bay has reassured parents no decisions have been made yet. At the first meeting held as part of formal consultation on the plan, Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus said there was still a …

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Consultation on Barton Court move due to start

AN EIGHT-WEEK consultation into proposals to move Barton Court school from Canterbury to Herne Bay will start next week. Governors at the city grammar school have prepared a briefing document which will be sent to parents and carers of children at the school today (Thursday) and can also be downloaded from the school’s website. Officials are planning a series of …

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