Students at The Blue Coat School are encouraged, supported and challenged during their time in school.  We believe that students learn best when they are in an environment in which they feel safe and secure.


Our students find it easy to settle into life and learning at the School and consequently make exceptional academic progress. We are proud of what our students achieve in School and in life. Whilst academic success is enormously important, we also focus on nurturing all of our students talents and their human potential.

Our gift is more than an excellent academic education. We provide our young people with the means to be successful and fulfilled; to be active and responsible citizens who make a positive and valuable difference.

With a highly developed Pastoral Care system our students’ learning is supported, which enables them to work within clear boundaries.  Students are allocated a tutor group on arrival and have the stability of working in this group as they progress through school.  Group tutors and heads of year play a vital supporting and encouraging role and are the first point of contact between school and home.

Group tutors monitor the progress and wellbeing of our students and provide individuals with the mentoring, support and guidance they need.  With tutor groups students experience a dynamic programme of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education focussing on important life-skills and making a valuable contribution to each students’ personal development.