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 application and admission procedure for 2020 is now open.
    The Blue Coat School will admit 180 students to Year 7 in September 2020.
    Year 5 students and their parents were warmly invited to our Year 7 Open Evening on Thursday 4 July.  No booking was required.  Our Open Evening provided an excellent opportunity to look  around the school and gain a greater insight into life at The Blue Coat School. Staff and students were available throughout the evening to answer any questions visitors had about the school or its curriculum.  Throughout the evening there was an opportunity to hear from the Headteacher,  Mr. Pennington about our admissions process.
    Please read through the following documents before clicking on the application form link below to submit your application.

The Blue Coat School Sixth Form is the largest in the city, with 350 students studying in our Year 12 and 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.

Internal Applicants

Our Year 11 Options’ Evening took place on Thursday 1st November 2018.  Please follow the links below for option booklet, option form and a guide to sixth form courses.

Please note the closing date for options forms is Thursday 28th March 2019.


External Applicants

Our Sixth Form Information Evening took place on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.  Please follow the links below for information shared at this evening.

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 2019 and 6th February 2019.

The application window has now closed.

If you are still interested in joining The Blue Coat School and your GCSE results meet our minimum requirements please contact us on GCSE Results day Thursday 22nd August 2019.