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Over 1,000 prospective students and their families had the opportunity to sample Blue Coat School life during our annual Open Evening on Thursday 6th July.

From Art to Politics prospective students were invited to participate in a number of activities designed to demonstrate what makes a Blue Coat education so special. Our Year 7 tour guides led visitors to departments including Design Technology, where they could view a collection of work showcased at this year’s summer exhibition, learn about the inner workings of our new laser cutter and get involved in a pop up craft club.

Small explosions greeted visitors to our science laboratories, as our enthusiastic young scientists brought science to life, with hair raising experiments and dissections.

Photographs courtesy of Diane Aspinall

Away from the classroom every available chair in Shirley Hall was occupied for each of the three presentations delivered by Head teacher Mr Pennington. As well as outlining the next stage in our 2018 admissions timetable, the Head discussed our new admissions policy, which will see up to 27 students from disadvantaged backgrounds offered a place from September 2018.

Reflecting on the event visitor Norma Aspinall remarked, “Lucas was our tour guide and he spent the whole evening with us. We had such an enjoyable time exploring the School. Blue Coat left a huge impression on my nephew Owen.”

For more information about our admission procedure or to access our Year 7 application form please click here.

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