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 consulted about proposed changes to its admissions arrangements for 6 weeks between 4th November to 19th December 2016. The consultation period has now closed.

Interested parties were invited to explore the following documents.

The following document was created and updated with frequently asked questions during this consultation:

Frequently asked questions

The governing body met to determine the schools admission arrangements for 2018 on 30th January 2017.  You can read these in detail by using the following link.

Admissions Policy 2018


Results for The Blue Coat School 2016 entrance exam have now been issued via email. If you have not received an email please check your junk folder.

For further enquired please contact the School Office at


Thursday 6 July 2017 6.00pm – 8.30pm: Open Evening for Year 7 September 2018

Year 5 primary students and their parents are warmly invited to our Year 7 Open Evening on Thursday 6 July 2017. 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. Throughout the evening there will be an opportunity to hear from the Headteacher,  Mr. Pennington , about our admissions process.


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.


Our Sixth Form Information Evening took place on Monday 23rd January 2017.


Headteacher Presentation

Sixth Form Information Evening Booklet

A Guide to Sixth Form Courses


You can also read more information about our Sixth Form here.


Our Sixth Form

Our Curriculum


Online applications were invited from interested candidates between 23rd January 2017 and 10th February 2017.

The application window has now closed.

If you still interested in joining The Blue Coat School and your GCSE results meet our minimum requirements please contact us on GCSE Results day Thursday 24th August 2017.