We believe strongly that every student deserves to fulfil their potential. Whether our students’ strengths lie in the classroom, science laboratory, sports field, music room or on the stage, we strive to provide the very best opportunities to enhance their education, creating the leaders of tomorrow.

What does the Development Fund do?

The Development Fund was established to fund the ‘extras’ to ensure that we are able to provide the very best opportunities for our students: the opportunity to excel academically, to pursue extra-curricular interests and activities, and to exceed their potential.

Since the Fund was launched, gifts from parents, Old Blues and friends of the School have supported projects which have had a direct and immediate benefit for our students.

Funding has contributed to wide ranging projects such as the purchase of musical instruments and vital technology and equipment. The Fund also gives us the ability to allocate gifts to projects that are deemed the most urgent in that particular year, ensuring we are able to respond to the needs of the School and our students on an ongoing basis.

We are hugely grateful to our community of supporters who contribute what they can each year to this Fund…. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Giving Update – April 2019

Our priorities for 2018/19: Help us achieve even more

We have three key priorities for funding this year and we hope that our parents, Old Blues and friends of the School will feel inspired to support us to help us meet these priorities:

  1. Making things better: We will support projects that simply make things better for our students, through the improvement of outside spaces and the enhancement of common areas
  2. Helping the school deliver more effective and high quality learning: We will support projects that help to enhance the learning experience by creating an inspirational learning environment for our students. We will upgrade or invest in new resources and facilities that will have a real impact on our students’ Blue Coat experienc
  3. Widening access and enhancing opportunities: We will fund projects that ensure all students have access to as many opportunities as possible to help them achieve their potential. This will include enabling students to take part in local, regional and national competitions, providing equipment for extra-curricular activities and funding projects that focus on the well-being of our students.

You can find out more about the projects we hope to fund this year here.

What we achieved in 2017/18 with our supporters’ help

To find out more about projects we supported in 2017/18 please click here.

How to make your gift

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


For further information about the Development Fund, please contact the Development Team on 0151 733 1407 ext 207 or at development-team@bluecoatschool.org.uk