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…

Year 6 Graphic Design Workshop

Year 6 have enjoyed a super Graphic Design Workshop this week, looking at the psychology of marketing (would Apple sell as many computers if the logo were a cigarette? Is O2 really as good for you as the air that you breathe?) They learnt heaps of graphic design skills to do with colour, layout, typography…

What a Wonderful World, 3S!

“Croak croak, tweet tweet, baa baa!” The stage was covered with noisy forest animals as Beno, the holy man, tried to pray. But he discovered that God was delighted with the praising thankful sounds of the forest animals. Thank you, 3S for a great drama. The thankfulness lesson continued with the visit of two angels…

Blue Coat Summer Fete

Summer might seem a long way off in this murky weather, but the Summer Fête is just a month away. This is our biggest annual event and brings the whole Blue Coat community together for an afternoon of fun and frolics. 2017 will be no different – we invite you to join Alice in her…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following children have been nominated for having shown the Blue Coat Values at School this week. They joined Mr Neeson on the Golden Table in the Dining Room for a special lunch today! Anya – for being polite, caring and friendly Oliver  – for showing helpfulness and enthusiasm at all times Luke – for showing kindness…

Hockey Award for Emmie

Congratulations to Emmie in Year 6 who won a hockey award last week from Kings Heath Hockey Club for her ‘fearless goalkeeping’. Emmie has played in four tournaments for the junior side (under 12s) but was also drafted in to play on one occasion as the goalie for a team of teenagers and adults (the adults…

Sports Reports

U8,U9 Girls’ Swimming v EHS (A) Tuesday 16 May Result: Blue Coat A + B combined points – 1st EHS A and B combined points – 2nd Most Valued Player: The whole team A closely-fought gala with the Blue Coat girls dominating most of the races. A superb performance from the whole team, especially the…

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…

The Big Sleuth

We were delighted to welcome Miss Mistry to our whole school assembly this morning. She is a member of the Children’s Hospital fundraising team. Next week Pre-Prep will complete their sponsored Bounce and the money raised will go towards providing equipment of all sorts for the hospital. It may be toys, a building project, or…

Sports Reports

CALENDAR ADDITIONS and AMENDMENTS Tuesday 6 June – U9 Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford – 12.45pm start Wednesday 7 June – U11A Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford – 12.45pm start Monday 12 June  – U10B Cricket v Hallfield (A)  – 2.30pm start *** U10A Rounders v Hallfield (H) Monday 8 May Blue Coat  22.5 – 12…

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…

Titanic Lecture

Year 6 embarked upon their Titanic presentation on Thursday of this week. Their summer term project was launched by visiting speaker, Andrew Lound, who spoke eloquently and movingly about the construction, interior, sailing and the sinking of this fateful ship on its maiden voyage to New York. In this, their final work in English before…