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Statutory Information

Ofsted Report

The Blue Coat School was inspected by Ofsted on October 31st 2012 and was rated as ‘Outstanding’.

To view our Ofsted report please click here.

Department for Education

Please click here to view the Department for Education school performance website.

Pupil Premium


Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at students from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non‚Äźdeprived peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these students in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.

The Government has used students entitled to Free School Meals and those who are looked after as an indicator for deprivation. They have given a fixed amount of money to schools per student, based on the number of students registered for Free School Meals and who are looked after by the local authority. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

Use of Pupil Premium

16-19 Bursary

Students aged 16-19 years may be entitled to additional funding to support them during their A Level studies.

The Bursary is available to students who reside in a household whose parents/guardians are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Is on council confirmed Free School Meal
  • Students who reside in a household which has a taxable income of less than £18,000 for the tax year previous (evidence through production of P60, Working Tax Credit Award Certificate)

Evidence of eligibility must be provided by the student/parents and a copy will be retained by school.

Under exceptional circumstances, students who are not eligible for an award based on the criteria above can apply for help with one off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for). Applications will be considered on an individual basis and is dependent upon available funds.

A student’s behaviour, attendance and punctuality will also be considered in the application process.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a limited fund and the school will prioritise allocations in the following order:

  • Students who meet the edibility criteria for the Vulnerable Students Bursary
  • Students who met the eligibility criteria for the Discretionary Bursary
  • Students who make applications for Additional Help