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 Blue Coat School will admit 180 students to Year 7 in September 2020.
    Year 5 students and their parents are warmly invited to our Year 7 Open evening on Thursday 4 July 2019, 6.00pm-8.30pm. No booking is required.
    Our Open evening provides an excellent opportunity to look around the school and gain a greater insight into life at The Blue Coat School. Staff and students will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions visitors have about the school or its curriculum.
    There will be presentations throughout the evening which will be an opportunity to hear from the Headteacher, Mr. Pennington about our admissions process.The presentations will take place at 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30 pm.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    Application can only be made via the online application form available from Friday 5 July 2019.
    Further detail regarding this will be published on our school website at the end of June 2019.

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.