Headmaster’s Update

The last ten days have seen Blue Coat in all its glory with Prep, Pre-Prep and Transition enjoying wonderful assemblies to celebrate Harvest. It was lovely to see so many friends and family come to support the children on these very memorable occasions. I must thank Mrs Elphinston for all her hard work in preparing…

Anglo Saxon Workshop

On Friday 13 October, Year 5 were joined by an Anglo-Saxon lady called Ethelind. Ethelind was a ‘churl’ (a worker) with no high position in society! The children learnt all about life in Anglo-Saxon times such as what food they ate, how they paid taxes in goods, their gods and goddesses and how they entertained…

3S Visit to The Barber Institute

3S have started the visits to The Barber Institute and can safely say that all of Year 3 are in for a treat! We discovered how the Barber Institute was set up and learnt about what type of artwork is displayed there. There was action, drama, discussion and plenty of fun! Some children dressed up…

Food Tasting

This week some of our language learners have been treated to some delicious food tasting, provided by our catering staff. Year 1 and 2 after school Spanish clubs tried some traditional Spanish foods such as cured meats, olives, pan rustico, and the very popular Catalan chicken stew which went down very well indeed. Although some…

6P Assembly – Stan the Sower

Thank you, 6P for your dramatic, exciting and original presentation of The Parable of the Sower. It was the most gripping version I have ever seen …complete with Mission Impossible theme music to accompany the arrival of “the thorns” and Superman music as Super Seed Stu revealed the secret of a good harvest – the…

Harvest Festival Services

Pre-Prep Harvest Thanksgiving Many parents, grandparents, family and friends squeezed into Chapel to enjoy a very lively Harvest Celebration. My thanks to Mrs Evans for all her hard work in preparing a feast of Harvest songs for the children to sing, including “A Farmer’s Life for Me” sung enthusiastically by Reception and “Thank you Lord…

Sports Reports

SWIMMING We are excited to announce that after the October Half Term holiday we will be offering swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon to all of the children in Reception. Mrs Andrews and I have put together a timetable of when classes will swim and parents will be notified as soon as possible. Children will…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following Pre-Prep children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Krish Choudhary Nandini Kumar Mia Sargeant Hugo Brinkman Eliza Coughlan Rayyan Jawaid Nihal  Chauhan Nanda Nishanth   They were all nominated for showing an exemplary approach to following The Blue Coat School Values. MR NEESON          …

Headmaster’s Update

There is something about witches’ brews, the riddle of walking trees and a man not born of woman which has transfixed audiences of Shakespeare for 400 years and more. If Birnam Wood arriving at Dunsinane – and the final fight scene between Macbeth and Macduff – have captured adults, then you can suppose what they…

Year 5 enjoy Macbeth

The Blue Coat School were delighted to welcome back the Young Shakespeare Company on Tuesday 3 October. They performed Macbeth to the children of Year 5 in an enchanting and engaging workshop, where they included many of our children for the roles. Once in costume, the children were encouraged to participate with lines and actions…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Elspeth Martin – For being kind and helpful to the members of year 5. Matilda Brown – For being extremely helpful and having a positive, cheerful attitude. Joseph Slater – Showing consideration for others in St George’s House. Phoebe Hughes  –…

Headmaster’s Update

Emblazoned on coffee mugs; printed onto throw pillows; painted onto totes, T-shirts and distressed timber: how universally popular have become those aphorisms and sayings that we buy to bring a little homespun humour to our homes. In a world of the technological, where logos have generally taken the place of words and where we tend…