Headmaster’s Update

Several times in recent years, I have been asked what I would like to be if I was not a Headmaster. I normally smile wanly, circumvent the question with political dexterity but then get a warm glow as I realise that in fact this is, without doubt, my ideal job. Other people in my position…

An Oar-some Visit!

Recently returned from Rio, where he made his Olympic debut in the lightweight four, rower and alumnus Mark Aldred paid a special visit to school. Not just a former pupil, Mark spent much of his primary school life at Blue Coat living on site with his parents, both former members of staff. Much has changed…

The School Council has a Voice!

Pre-Prep School Council met for their meeting today and wrote letters to the Headmaster, Bursar and Estates Manager. The letters were a request for the Adventure Trail to be fixed without further delay. It was brought up in a previous meeting that part of the trail was still broken and the children asked if they…

Year 5 Experience Macbeth

Continuing with the theme of welcoming majestic Scots to Blue Coat this term, Year 5 pushed the boat out and welcomed a whole group of them. On Wednesday we were delighted to receive The Young Shakespeare Company and witness their mesmerising performance of Macbeth. The school hall was transformed into the wilds of the Scottish…

Year 6 Tour of Birmingham

When this trip is announced to the children, they often think they already know quite a lot about the city. However, we really do stop and look at lots of monuments and buildings and learn a great deal about the history of Birmingham and how it has grown from a small manor into a vibrant…

Taekwondo Champion

Congratulations to Freya who competed in the Scottish National Taekwondo Championships on Saturday 3 September at the Meadowbank Commonwealth Stadium in Edinburgh. Freya entered the Poomsae Mini peewee category K2 team section. This had a very strong section of competitors and Freya achieved silver medal position in the competition.  Freya is one of the most…

Fireworks Extravaganza

It’s back, and planning to be bigger and better than last year. Yes, it can only be one thing – The Friends of The Blue Coat School Fireworks Extravaganza! The Fireworks Extravaganza is the first in a host of events organised throughout the academic year by The Friends. This year’s event will take place on…

Christmas Shoe Boxes

Thank you, to everyone who has already started and even finished their Christmas shoe box. A reminder that you can buy a ready-made box from reception for £1.00. All you have to do is fill it with exciting gifts and bring it to school ready for our Harvest Service on Wednesday 19 October. Visit the…

Sports Reports

Rugby House Match Wednesday 28 September St Philip’s 10 – 0 St George’s St Philip’s came out very strongly and scored 3 tries in the first quarter which were all made by Benito Pagliuca.  The next quarter saw St Philip’s scoring another 4 tries, with Fintan Dowling and Ollie Poole managing to get onto the…

Head Teacher’s Awards – Pre-Prep

Congratulations to the following pupils in Pre-Prep and Transition who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards this week. Well done, everyone! Week beginning 3 October Cheerfully Trying Hard Enaya Aftab Ishaan Gojra Munashe Jindu Daniel Tyler Jaskiran Rai Jacob Romano Inigo Hodge Marcus Wigg Truthful and Kind Arya Bhala Susie Bentick Showing Respect Erin Sumner Toby Smoldon…