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Barton Manor School Opens

Our Barton Manor School project in Canterbury, Kent opened it's doors for the first time this week to it's first cohort of pupils.

Prior to it’s opening ITV News visited the new secondary school and got this very glowing report from both students and staff, including the Harry Potter style staircase!

Barton Manor School Atrium

Barton Manor School Atrium

Barton Manor School Opens


Executive Headteacher Kirstin Cardus told ITV News Meridian: “We built this school on the same ethos and culture as the grammar school. This allows us to share the best leaders, the best teachers, the best support staff and the best practice. It allows us to develop high standards of education for all.”

Students on Thursday and Friday took part in a wide variety of lessons including Maths, English, Science, PE, DT, Drama, French, History and RE as well as enjoying a school tour to see all the new fabulous state-of-the-art facilities.

Barton Manor School at Dusk

Barton Manor School Opens

The new secondary school includes a large theatre, sports hall, dance studio, science laboratories, music rooms and two libraries. 

The first intake of 150 year 7 students started life at the school on Monday with more cohorts joining yearly until the school reaches it’s capacity at 1050 pupils.

Well done to all the design team on the continued hard work throughout the build to deliver this amazing new school for the pupils of Canterbury.

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Andy is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice digital strategy.

Andy is heavily involved in the Information Management delivery within the office and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the management of information processes within a BIM environment on all projects across the practice.