The Blue Coat School is a mixed selective school for students aged 11 – 18, which converted to Academy status on 1st March 2012. We are over 300 years old so we are rich in tradition, yet we are forward-looking in ideas and technology. Whilst we have a reputation for Academic results, there are many events and activities which make The Blue Coat School experience very exciting and rewarding.

The Blue Coat School Application Process for Year 7 – 2018 is now closed.  

For Information:

Admissions Timetable available here


The Blue Coat School Sixth Form is the largest in the city, with 350 students studying in our Year 12 and Year 13.

We have great flexibility in our curriculum – there are 18 A level courses to choose from and it is rare that students aren’t able to study the combination they choose.

Internal Applicants

    Our Year 11 Options’ Evening took place on Wednesday 1st November 2017. Please follow the links below for option booklet, option form and a guide to sixth form courses.
    • Please note the closing date for option forms is

Friday 16th March 2018.

External Applicants

    Our Sixth Form Information Evening took place on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
    • You can also read more about our Sixth Form here.
    Online applications were invited from interested candidates between 24th January 2018 and 7th February 2018.
    The application window has now closed.
    If you are still interested in joining The Blue Coat School and your GCSE results meet our minimum requirements please contact us on GCSE Results day
    Thursday 23rd August 2018