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On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September members of the public were invited to explore The Blue Coat School Foundation and School as part of Heritage Open Days, England’s biggest festival of history and culture.

Over the course of the weekend 250 visitors, including of a number of former students and current parents, enjoyed the splendour of the Grade II* listed building. From the Foundation Boardroom adorned with paintings, including the School’s Founder Brian Blundell and a number of School treasures such as the Trustees’ chairs, which date back to the 1700s, to the Fenwick – Harrison Memorial Chapel, noted by architects for its octagonal shape and impressive dome, The Blue Coat School’s history continues to be preserved and celebrated.

This year the decision was taken to open up the whole School, with members of the Sixth Form providing visitors with an insight into past and present Blue Coat life. For former students, including one of our oldest Old Blues, Kenneth Greenwood, who attended the School during the late 1920s and early 1930s, this provided them with an opportunity to see first-hand the significant changes that have been made to the School over the past decade.

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