Headmaster’s Update

This particular cohort have many qualities, and chief amongst them must be their immaculate sense of timing. Just when our beloved party leaders have given up finding anything new to say, and have started to promise anything and everything in the silly season of election campaigning. Just when the unlovely Chelsea have bought their way…

Buttons Chapel Service

On Tuesday 17 May Buttons had their own Chapel service celebrating their year in Buttons Nursery. The children sang some of their favourite action songs wearing hats they had made for the service. The children were watched by a large number of their families who complimented them on their singing and counting, but most of…

Headmaster’s Update

Coming up from Devon to Edgbaston, where Ian Botham produced heroics at The Ashes some 36 years ago, I was prepared to witness some cricketing drama. However, to see it from an eight-year-old boy was not something that I could have predicted.  Completely uninhibited, with a lovely rhythm and a remarkable athleticism and speed, one…

Barnardo’s Big Toddle

On Wednesday 10 May we had our annual Barnardo’s Toddle. We are very proud that it was the 14th Toddle that Buttons Nursery children have been involved in – which is quite an achievement! They became such a success that we were happy when Transition children started to join us for this worthwhile cause. We…

Headmaster’s Update

It’s certainly been a busy week at Blue Coat as the ISI inspectors paid a visit. Of course, whenever one is under scrutiny, there is a certain amount of pressure, even if – as is the case here – best practice is followed and all our ‘homework’ is done. Can the same be said of…

Headmaster’s Update

As I write, there is a feature on the news showing that snow stopped play at Headingley Cricket Ground. In this country it is not uncommon for us to experience four seasons in one day and we did just that on Tuesday, as we returned for the summer term. However despite the later chill, it…

Headmaster’s Update

Over the course of this term there have been many highlights. These are all celebrated very vividly in our Out of the Blue magazine. The latest issue can be viewed online shortly and will be available in hard copy on your return from the Easter break. Without in any way denigrating the achievements of those…

Look Out Easter Bunny!

The Buttons children arrived at Chapel early Monday morning on the trail of the Easter Bunny. News had reached them that there were Easter eggs hidden around the lawn and in the Chapel hedges. Our eager Caterpillar and Ladybird children lost no time in finding the eggs, and, with great excitement, we all headed into…

Blue Coat Summer Ball

Save the Date! After resting it last year (to allow us all time to recover) The Blue Coat Ball is returning by popular demand and will take place on Saturday 1st July at The Hyatt in Birmingham. Yes, the hottest tickets in town will be priced at £65 per person and will include a drinks…

Headmaster’s Update

This week has been overshadowed by the horrific incident in London. As the sun came up on Thursday, a number of images from the previous evening’s news will have come to gnaw at every viewer’s mind. For me, it was the sight of that youngish woman of medium height, with medium length hair, dressed all…

Put a Nose on it!

    Hundreds of red-nosed children and staff invaded the school hall this morning for our Blue Coat family Red Nose Day assembly. The girls and staff of St Margaret’s House led the assembly, filling it with fun and laughter for all ages….Buttons right through to Year 6. Here is a a taste of their…

Headmaster’s Update

After the thwarted expectation of last weekend’s Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham, I needed something to lift my Scottish spirits. What better news than to hear that we have been granted permission to construct a new astroturf and pavilion at The Blue Coat School – a facility which will significantly enhance the profile of sport…