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Farmyard Fun and Learning

Creatures great and small brought the farmyard right onto the playing fields for young children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Reception class and Year 1 pupils were able to get up close in a fun educational experience with a variety of animals brought along by farmers James and Abby Brindley. Pupils met Liquorice and Treacle the twin calves, Bob and Kevin the Kune-Kune pigs, Hazel and Rusty the goats, Flopsy and Mopsy the lambs, Mabel and Martha the chickens, and Flora the Labrador puppy and Teasel the working Cocker Spaniel. They were able to feed and stoke the animals,...

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Barton Court Grammar School Ranked Top of the School Performance League Tables in the Canterbury, Coastal, Thanet, Swale and Dover Districts!

PRESS RELEASE FOR BARTON COURT GRAMMAR SCHOOL and BARTON COURT ACADEMY TRUST (BCAT) Barton Court Grammar School is celebrating after coming out top position in the new progress 8 measure across all grammar and non-selective schools within the whole of Canterbury, Coastal, Thanet, Swale and Dover Districts according to the DfE provisional school performance data issued last week. The new progress 8 measure compares the level of progress that students make between KS2 and KS4 across 8 subjects including English and Maths.  “This is a fantastic achievement by our students who celebrated outstanding GCSE results in the summer with the...

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Maths Masterminds Under The Spotlight

The pressure mounts, the lights dim and you are alone in the big black chair to answer quick-fire Maths questions against the clock – and in front of the whole school. A tough challenge but contestants at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate demonstrated their quick-thinking and determination in the Maths Mastermind competition that is a part of the school’s calendar. With the stop watch set at one minute, Deputy Head of School Natalie Barrow put pupils through a range of questions to see who could triumph in the times tables test.   Pupils in each class from Years 3...

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Newington Primary School Tribute to Wonderful Walt

Magical music from the marvellous movies of Walt Disney will celebrate the master storyteller at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. The show called Walt Disney – the Man and his Music is on Wednesday, October 18, from 6pm in the main hall. It will tell his life story accompanied by musical extracts from his films, readings by pupils, videos and photos. Music teacher Warwick Eldred said: “Around 60 children in junior and senior choirs from Year 2 to Year 6 are taking part and among the songs, they have been learning are Walt Disney’s personal favourites.” The music...

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