School Accounts

Our most recent Financial Statements, for the period ending August 2014 can be downloaded by clicking here.

To view our Financial Statements for the period ending August 2013, please click here.


Value for Money Statement

Please click here to view our Value for Money statement.


Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address potential underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil premium funding was allocated to The Blue Coat School based on the number of low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years.

The Blue Coat School has 7.5% of students in years 7-11 who are known to be eligible for free school meals, which is low when compared to many other schools locally and nationally. As such we do not attract high levels of pupil premium funding. For this reason we encourage parents from low income families to register their child as eligible for free school meals so that we receive our maximum funding entitlement. To encourage application and to remove any stigma that may be attached to free school meal entitlement the school will be introducing a biometric catering system in April 2015.


The school anticipates a sum of £43,310 for this academic year. Pupil premium funding in 2014/15 will be used to raise the attainment of our most vulnerable pupils and address the discrepancy between the attainment of pupils on free school meals and other groups. The funds will be spent on:

  • Curriculum and Pastoral support in KS3 and KS4
  • Revision sessions for specific students
  • Fund Educational visits and extra-curricular activities i.e. Duke of Edinburgh
  • Peripatetic Instrumental lessons
  • ICT provision
  • Learning support for vulnerable students
  • Attendance support work for vulnerable students
  • Free School Meal Subsidy.

The school was allocated £46,602.50 for the academic year 2013/14. These funds were in addition to the main budget. This made up approximately 0.7% of the School budget.

This was spent on:

  • Curriculum and Pastoral support in KS3 and KS4
  • Revision sessions for specific students
  • Educational visits
  • Peripatetic Instrumental lessons
  • ICT provision
  • Learning support for vulnerable students
  • Travel arrangements for sick/injured students
  • Attendance support work for vulnerable students
  • Free School Meal Subsidy.

The impact of this expenditure saw 100% of students in the eligible category receive 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

The School was allocated £28,658 for the academic year 2012/13. These funds were in addition to the main budget. This made up approximately 0.5% of the School Budget.

This was spent on:

  • Curriculum and Pastoral support in all key stages
  • Revision and study skill sessions for specific vulnerable students
  • Peripatetic Instrumental lessons
  • ICT provision
  • Learning support for vulnerable students
  • Attendance support work for vulnerable students
  • Free School Meal Subsidy
  • Educational visits
  • Lunchtime Friendship club.

The impact of this expenditure saw 100% of students in the eligible category receive 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

The Blue Coat School was allocated £13,176 for the academic year 2011/12. These funds were in addition to the main school budget, constituted about 0.25% of the overall budget and were spent on:

Curriculum and Pastoral Support in all key stages in the following ways:

  • 1:1 curriculum support for and monitoring of FSM Level 1 vulnerable students
  • Support and enrichment activities in Maths and English for identified students
  • Peripatetic instrumental lessons for identified students
  • Learning support for vulnerable students
  • Provision of ICT equipment
  • Free School Meal subsidy
  • Educational visits
  • Easter School Revision sessions.

The impact of this expenditure saw 87.5% of students in the eligible category receive 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. 1 FSM student in 2011/2012 did not achieve 5A*-C GCSEs in 2011/2012. This student joined the School in Year 10 via FAP.