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16 Oct 2011 08:05pm

Friday's Big Breakfast for Key Stage 1 enjoyed a wonderful attendance making a very busy, buzzing morning where large parts of the school community got together and started the day properly. Roll on next Friday for the second leg: Blue Coat's Big Breakfast for Key Stage 2. This time we'll be better prepared for the crowds! A massive thank you to Mrs Hayward and all of the Key Stage 1 teaching staff for their silver service. Thank you parents for showing your continued support for the school.


16 Oct 2011 07:32pm

Previously, we've taken quite a traditional model of showing prospective parents around the school with the Headteacher on a short tour. Whilst this has some distinct benefits for parents, this year the Senior Leadership Team decided to broaden prospective parents' and pupils' experience of blue Coat by holding open mornings.

The format of the mornings meant that they could meet more teachers and leaders, speak to a group of our seasoned Year 6's, take a look at our new website and resources, peruse Reception learning in books and photos as well as participate in a tour of the school and its grounds. Oh, and there were hot drinks and biscuits too! 

13 Oct 2011 08:20pm

Today, upon walking down to the gate I had some mail from the postmen. Yes, that's right, POSTMEN. There were two of them, to be precise. One was called Evie and the other was named Edwin. Both of them handed me some wonderful envelopes which they'd taken the time to decorate and address.

12 Oct 2011 10:13am

Year 5 Hayden, from Class China, battled through the Blue Coat Spelling Bee heat held by HEART FM to make it through to the regional final. Hear all of the action:


12 Oct 2011 10:08am

You've heard all about it in previous news; now listen to it and see the full photo coverage! Enjoy...


07 Oct 2011 10:55am

On Wednesday, HEART FM came to the school with DJ Warren Moore to hold a Spelling Bee heat for a small selection of our best Year 5&6 spellers. It was a closely fought competition, culminating in a Lillie versus Hayden final. Words like 'artistic', 'favouritism' and 'cultivate' appeared in the Bee, but none of which caused school champion Hayden (Year 5, Class China) to break a sweat. To catch the show and hear our contestants (Lillie, Hayden, Matthew, Oliver, Anna and Sarah) listen in to HEART FM on Tuesday 11th October at 8.20am.

Blogs AHOY

06 Oct 2011 07:19am

You may have noticed that the blogs are starting to spring into life what with some of our Year 5 and 6 children now actively posting comments (not full blog posts yet - watch this space though!) Before letting them loose on the blogs, as a team we discussed how children would remain safe on them whilst being given the opportunity to enjoy and achieve. 

The document below outlines the expectations on teachers and children when using the blogs, with a few handy hints for parents too if they'd like to join in with the fun!

Blogging @ Blue Coat Guidelines for Teacher, Pupils and Parents

02 Oct 2011 01:39pm

Blue Coat has always been proud of its school dinners... and with good reason. Mrs Hayward and her committed team work hard every school day to bring our children (and some of our staff!) delicious, healthy, well-balanced meals. Using as many ingredients from local sources as possible, the wide variety of meals on the menu conform to the health and food standards set for schools.

If a hot meal is too much for your child, then the kitchen staff cater for most needs through lighter alternatives and the new Blue coat favourite: The Salad Bar.

27 Sep 2011 09:48am

Today I realised that parents and visitors to our site had been exposed to quite a lot of what's going on in our exciting afternoon curriculum... but not so much of our mornings. With iPhone in hand I set about my task to show you what was happening this morning at Blue Coat. Personally, this is my favourite time in school: a 20-minute walk around the school seeing what children are learning. Most can't wait to tell you!

24 Sep 2011 04:03pm

This week at Blue Coat, teachers met to discuss the very exciting topic of 'Blogging'. The term blog derives from 'web log' and is a website or part of a website which offers a regular commentary on a specific subject or theme. Often graphics, audio and video are included along with the ability for readers to leave comments making it interactive and therefore distinguishing it from a standard website.

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Well done, everyone, on a slick and competitive KS2 Sports Day. Great to see so many parents in attendance!

05 Jul 19 at 8:39am