These are exciting times for The Blue Coat School and we are dedicated to achieving academic excellence whilst also nurturing our pupils’ talent and potential. One of our key priorities is to ensure we are able to provide the very best facilities and services to enhance the opportunities for our students, and we are delighted that so many people choose to support the School in a variety of ways.

At Blue Coat the culture of giving is as old as the School itself

It is because of philanthropy that The Blue Coat School is in existence.  In 1708 master mariner Bryan Blundell and Reverend Robert Styth recognised the need for a place to accommodate the poor children of the city of Liverpool where they would be cared for and could learn to read and write. Blundell gave a philanthropic gift and Reverend Styth dedicated his time to setting the school up and we are grateful to this day for their philanthropic vision.

Today philanthropy remains at the heart of the School, indeed the School’s motto is ‘not for oneself but for all’. Our students continue to proudly wear a blue uniform; blue being the colour representing alms-giving and charity.

Thank you to our generous community of supporters

We are grateful to our generous community of supporters who help provide the ‘extras’ that enhance the Blue Coat experience for our students. 

Every year we receive donations from parents, grandparents, Old Blues, parents of Old Blues, staff, students, friends of the School, charitable trusts and local companies. Every gift we receive, whatever its size, makes a huge difference to the resources and opportunities we can provide for our students.

To see what we were able to achieve in 2019/20 thanks to our generous supporters please click here.

Get involved

There are a number of ways in which you can support the School. To find out more about our current priorities and projects please click on the links below.

How to make a donation

Online | regular gift / single gift
Post | download a donation form

Leave a gift in your will

To find out how leaving a gift in your Will could support the School and our students please click here.

Should you wish to find out more about how to support the School please contact our Development Team on 0151 733 1407 ext 207 or at