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Headmaster’s Update

Forty years ago, few people in the country that is now Zimbabwe had heard of the name Robert Mugabe. Perhaps in the near future he will be resigned to the history books and the long-suffering people of what was once Rhodesia will be relieved of the burden of their nonagenarian leader. When Mugabe first came…

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Children in Need

It has been a busy day of dressing up, cookie-decorating and generosity to help change the lives of disadvantaged children. Thank you to everyone who has brought in their pounds for Children in Need. Pudsie is proud of you, Blue Coat School!  Whole School Assembly The whole school were treated to a wonderful assembly organised…

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Year 1 Assembly

On Wednesday class 1V performed their assembly on the topic of giving. They acted out the bible story all about Zacchaeus, who was a rich greedy tax collector and took as much as he could. It wasn’t until Jesus visited Zacchaeus’s home town of Jericho and invited himself for dinner at his house that Zacchaeus…

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Twickenham Trip

19 excited BCS pupils set off for Twickenham early on Saturday morning to watch the first of the Autumn Internationals between England and Argentina. The group arrived at the stadium nice and early, which gave the children the opportunity to spend time looking around the England Rugby Shop – mini rugby balls were certainly the…

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Online Safety Day

This week we were delighted to welcome back to Blue Coat Mr Karl Hopwood of eSafety Ltd. He led our annual Online Safety Day and gave an excellent series of presentations: to our parents, to the children of Prep, and to the staff. As a School we believe that Online Safety education is a vital…

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The Friends’ Christmas Fayre

With just over a week til the Christmas Fayre, it’s all go! The Secret Rooms are stocked with 600 ‘not off the shelves’ gifts for Mums and Dads (there is still time to return your slip and money to your child’s class teacher). If your child disappears to their bedroom as soon as they arrive home next…

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Jingle and Mingle!

On Thursday 30th November at 7pm there is a treat for busy parents before the madness of the Christmas season really starts… It’s the chance to dress up and let your hair down. Book your babysitter now and join The Friends for a glass or two of fizz and sumptuous canapés…followed by the annual Christmas…

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Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

Congratulations to the following Prep children who have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: PRE-PREP Taneesha Shetty Otis Hodge Oshala Knox Sarah Burns Avni Samra Rayan Anderson Ramneek Chatha Jodh Singh   PREP Shakthi Sreevats (5A)  Aleena Sheth (3Z)  Mustafa Dar (6P)  Dan Southall (3S) Gargi Paneesha (5S)  Henry de Bono…

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Head Teacher’s Awards – Pre-Prep

Congratulations to the following pupils in Pre-Prep and Transition who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards. Well done everyone! Week beginning 13th November Cheerfully Trying Hard Jack Blacklaws Isaac Soundy Salmaan Mughal Ahryan Paul Lois Hughes Remy Granger Truthful and Kind James Tyler Finn Burrell Mia Sargeant Aashni Shah Maya Laroiya Showing Respect Aryan Hashimi Good…

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Sports Reports

U8C Football v West House (H) Date: Thursday 9th November Result: BCS 0 – 0 West House Most Valued Player: Jack Whiting for an energetic performance in both attack and defence. Report: There was plenty of endeavour and effort from both teams but neither team really tested the goalkeepers with any meaningful shots at goal.…

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Headmaster’s Update

Today we remembered the fallen. In a very sombre but moving service conducted by Reverend Rachel Heathfield, here in Chapel, it was time once again for us to reflect and pay tribute to those brave souls who have died defending our country over the years. One of my favourite war poems, ‘Disabled’ conveys this stark…

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A Taste of the Caribbean

Year 2 enjoyed a fun and interactive morning learning all about the Caribbean. In 2K the children learnt about the influences that have shaped Caribbean dance. They had a go at a fast African warm-up, then moved to some South American Salsa and finally blended this with some European polkas. Whilst listening to Caribbean steel…

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