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MP backs grammar school expansion and coast move

Boys who pass the Kent Test may end up travelling to Dover or Ashford for their education unless Barton Court is allowed to expand, according to its head. Head teacher Kirsten Cardus has told councillors that more boys than girls are meeting the grammar-school standard and, as Simon Langton Boys’ School has no room to expand, families could be forced …

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School serves well – just where it is

Councillors in Herne Bay and Sir Roger Gale have asserted that Herne Bay children are missing out on school places, with particular concern raised that children living in the Reculver, Bishopstone and Beltinge area have been excluded from attending grammar schools in general and Barton Court in particular (Pupils Caught In School Tug-Of-War, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, June …

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School move debate is harming pupils

BARTON Court Parents’ Forum is very concerned that the discus&ons surrounding the proposal to move Barton Court Grammar School to Herne Bay are becoming increasingly politicised. and that the wellbeing of Barton Court pupils is being entirely overlooked in the scrum. In particular, a number of negative statements are being regularly trotted out as “given facts”, when they simply have …

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Grammar campaigners call school ‘clapped out’

Supporters claim Barton Court move would help pupils CAMPAIGNERS slammed a grammar school rated as outstanding as “clapped out” and “past its sell-by date” at a public meeting. Supporters of Barton Court’s proposed move to Herne Bay said it would allow the school to expand and provide a vital opportunity for more children from the town to have a grammar …

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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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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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