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Headmaster’s Update

As Easter approaches, we think of betrayal, crucifixion, chocolate eggs, resurrection, doubt, hope, consolation and a crown of thorns. Sermons nationwide this coming weekend will recall The Passion. It is not my intention to sermonise in this, my humble update. But in a week where the baggy Australian cricket cap has looked less like an…

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House Shout

At 2pm the School Hall was full of colour and excitement as Prep gathered for the House Shout competition. This year’s theme was ‘From the Movies’. First up it was St Philip’s with their sea of red headdresses. They rocked the stage with their rendition of ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ from Trolls and certainly gave…

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Year 6 Science Fair

The inaugural BCS Science Fair was a fantastic success this week, giving all Year 6 pupils a chance to challenge themselves with some investigative study. Following scientific methods and principles taught and developed over the course of their time at Blue Coat, the children chose a topic of interested and embarked on a research project…

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Pre-Prep Easter Fun!

Pre-Prep were amazing in their Easter Service this year. Transition, Reception and Year 1 sang beautifully with heaps of enthusiasm. Year 2 told the Easter story through drama, dance and poetry. They did so with confidence, maturity and sensitivity. The Year 2 choir were particularly fantastic as they were able to sing beautifully in three…

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Bournville Bookfest

Blue Coat was abuzz on Saturday 24th March when hundreds of eager bookworms attended the Bournville Bookfest for a fantastic day of talks and interactive workshops. Blue Coat was a main sponsor for the event and welcomed 2000 visitors to the site during the final weekend of the Festival. The rain held off and a…

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Blue Coat Swimmers Qualify for ESSA Finals

We’re off to Sheffield! On Friday we took a team of 9 swimmers over to Warwick School for the regional ESSA qualification. This was the fourth and final round of the Midlands qualification and we were joined by some of the best schools in the Midlands at this final qualifying gala. At last year’s final…

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Headteacher’s and Lunchtime Awards

Congratulations to the following Pre-Prep pupils who have achieved Head Teacher’s and Lunchtime Awards. Well done everyone! Week beginning 26th March 2018 Cheerfully Trying Hard Luca Ottengo RM Whole class RS Whole class Hugo Brinkman Taneesha Shetty Shaan Samra Liang Zi Zhao Riah Bailey Showing Respect RB Whole class Good Work/Behaviour Louisa Hope Raj Tripathi…

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The Friends’ Golf Day

Golf Day – Friday 11th May Edgbaston Golf Club (Tee Times between 3.00pm and 4.30pm) The Friends are finalising numbers for their Golf Day so please register your interest before the start of next term if you would like to come along. Players will be grouped in teams of four, comprising of two regular and…

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Blue Coat celebrates Sport Relief

Blue Coat children got moving on Friday in aid of Sport Relief. Everyone turned up ready for action, dressed in ‘what moves them’, and made their way to the Sports Hall for an action-packed whole School assembly – Year 6 sports captains did a fantastic job and they even got the staff jumping! Thank you…

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Pre-Prep Concert

On Tuesday the 20th March, the ensembles of Pre-Prep delighted their audience with a wonderful concert.  The children regularly perform individually in recitals, however Tuesday was an opportunity for us all to hear the result of the hard work which goes on in the ensemble groups.   The Year 2 recorder group opened the concert…

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Blue Coat Swim to Buckingham Palace!

For this year’s Sport Relief we challenged ourselves to swim the distance between the School and Buckingham Palace, which is a little over 121 miles. Convert this into metres and our target became 195,900 metres, an incredible 7836 lengths of our pool! Every member of staff and child from Year 1 through to Year 6…

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