We hope you will wish to apply for a place for your child at The Blue Coat School.
Key admission years for the School are Buttons Nursery or Pre-Prep, aged either 2 or 3 years and Year 3, aged 7 years. Pre-Prep has 3 classes per year group and Prep moves to 4 form entry. Pupils can, however, be admitted at any age, subject to the availability of places and to meeting the entrance criteria.
The Admissions Registrar is responsible for all aspects of a pupil’s admission to the School, and will be able to advise you on the current availability of places and how to register your child. We recommend that you register as soon as possible after your child is born to avoid disappointment.
You are warmly invited to attend any of our Open Mornings. This will provide you with a fascinating glimpse of school life, although we do encourage you to arrange a personal visit, too. Choosing the right school for your child is vital – and it’s important to see it in action!
Up to six scholarships worth 25% of full fees are offered each year for academic or musical excellence to children entering Year 3 internally or externally.
Full details of our Admissions Procedure, including information about our academic and music scholarships, are available in this section of the website. You should also refer to our Admissions Policy and Procedures document, which is in the School Policies section of the website.