Barton Court Grammar School

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school converted to become an academy school in September, 2011. When its predecessor school, also Barton Court Grammar School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding. Barton Court is a smaller than average-sized secondary school with 205 students in the sixth form. The school selects from the top 25% of students. The proportion of the school’s population eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding provided for children in local authority care, children of service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is about a quarter of the national average. There are no students eligible for the Year 7 catch-up programme, which supports those students who have not previously reached the expected levels in English and mathematics. Approximately one in seven students are from a minority ethnic group: a little under one in 10 speak English as an additional language. These proportions are below national averages. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action and the proportion of students supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs are both below national averages. There are no students attending an alternative provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

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Barton Court Grammar School Reviews

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“A great school”
"> I have 2 children at this school, and they couldn’t be happier. They are thriving in a caring, friendly environment. They are getting great grades, and don’t feel pressured at all. They’ve made super friends too. We are very happy with our (and theirs) choice to send them to Barton Court.
“An excellent school.”
"> An excellent school that builds balanced and happy individuals. Our boys got the marks to go to a super selective but chose Barton instead. He has grown to be respectful of women, able and driven but not arrogant. The school has excellent teachers, facilities and method of teaching.
“My son is very happy and confident at Barton Court GS, excellent teaching team”
"> My son is extremely happy at Barton Court GS. Teachers and administrators are clearly making students confident and they have very well established appraisal system, very encouraging. I can easily put this comment on because I'm also a senior lecturer and administrator at University, I'm highly qualified to criticise any educational institution. So far BCGS has made us very happy.
“Avoid Barton Court”
"> In my experience as a parent, this school is only bothered about results not your child's emotional wellbeing. They are unsupportive of children's needs. Pupils get detentions if their grades are not high enough. Quick turnaround of staff. Please read other online reviews. This school will not help your child.
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