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Vision and Values

Our Aims

We believe that The Blue Coat School is a learning community committed to academic excellence and guided by principles of justice and compassion. We aim to foster intellectual, physical, moral, cultural and spiritual development. We expect everyone to demonstrate qualities of courtesy, honesty, diligence and enterprise. We believe education to be an undertaking of supreme importance, enabling all to become responsible citizens and active participants and leaders in the wider community.

Our School motto therefore holds true: ‘Not for oneself, but for all.’

Some time ago, we started a process to look at our aims and aspirations as a school.

Clearly academic success has always been central to all that we do, but what was heartening is that through the feedback that came from our students, alumni, parents and staff it was clear that our community is seen as being much more than just about outcomes.  This is something that we all want to build on as we look at how we continue to prepare our students, our school and our community for the future that awaits us.

Based on staff, student and parental feedback the Trust Board spent time considering the renewed focus and direction of the school.  This work has formed our vision for The Blue Coat School.  This is not something that we have written and want to simply sit on a notice board somewhere in our school – it will help shape the education and opportunities that we offer and the way we recognise the talents and attributes of our students.


Non sibi sed omnibus

School motto

Current Priorities

This helpful summary for parents and students sets out The Blue Coat School’s improvement priorities for 2022-23/24