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 will admit 180 students to Year 7 in September 2019

Year 5 students and their parents are warmly invited to our Year 7 Open evening on Thursday 5 July 2018, 6.00pm – 8.30pm. No booking is required.

Our Open evening will provide an excellent opportunity to look around the school and gain a greater insight into life at The Blue Coat School. Staff and students will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions visitors have about the school or its curriculum.

There will be presentations throughout the evening which will be an opportunity to hear from the Headteacher, Mr. Pennington, about our admissions process. The presentations will take place at 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Application can only be made via the online application form from Friday 6 July 2018.
Further detail regarding this will be published on our school website at the end of June 2018.


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