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 Application Process for Year 7 September 2017 is now closed.

Application forms are no longer available from The Blue Coat School.


For Information:

Admissions Timetable available here.

Information regarding our entrance exam will be emailed to parents in the coming weeks.

The Blue Coat School Sixth Form is the largest in the city, with 200 students in our current Year 12 and over 180 in 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.


To view more information about our Sixth Form please click here.


Our Sixth Form Information Evening took place on Thursday 21st January 2016

To view the presentation shown at our Information Evening, please click here.

The admissions process for entry into the Sixth Form in September 2016 is now closed.


Sixth Form Courses Booklet 2016

Sixth Form Admissions Booklet 2016


If you have any queries please contact Mrs L Hayburn:


The admissions process for 2017 will begin in January 2017.

Further information will be posted here closer to that date.