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12 Sep 2016 10:08am

clotc logoCelebrating success is a central part of Blue Coat's school ethos. This happens on a daily basis when we learn and play, but also we carve out time each Friday to celebrate the huge diversity of achievements of our pupils in our end-of-day worship.

However, successful pupils require successful adults to nurture them. Recognising this, we have nominated Mrs Murray, our play expert, for an Outstanding Contribution award offered by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC). 

We are delighted that her hard work and inspiration has enabled her to reach the final stages of nomination, in a shortlist of just 4 nominees from across the UK! 

29 Jul 2016 10:20am
qiBXKjraTThe value of Play at Blue Coat requires little explanation. Simply put: we believe it to be a key ingredient in our children's personal development in their quest to be 'Future Ready'.
 
Key ingredients require constant investment of time, inspiration and effort. Thankfully, we have Mrs Murray, the Play Team, committed parent helpers and, of course, our children as our biggest investors delivering on all 3.
 
With another year of play under our belts, this is how far we've come over 2015-16:
02 Jul 2016 07:50pm

up clip art up clip art 5Where has the year gone? With less than a handful of weeks of term left, there’s still lots to do, yet we begin to reflect on the year and how far we’ve come since September. 
Thanks to our fantastic pupils, staff, parents and wider community we have been able to chalk up another successful year where the school has improved across many areas. So, how exactly has Blue Coat got better? 

27 Jun 2016 01:20pm

2016 06 27 02.21.45 pmFollowing their success at the Cheltenham Arts Festival earlier in the year, our Year 2 and 6 dancers were invited to perform at the annual Gloucestershire School Games Celebration Evening.

The Active Gloucestershire event, held at Gloucester Cathedral, showcased a diverse range of talents: from African Drumming to Fencing; from skateboarding to cheerleading. The programme of events offered something for everyone.

27 Jun 2016 12:10pm

test clip art cpa school testThe introduction of a new National Curriculum by the government brought about changes this year in the assessment at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2. The changes were confusing for schools (let alone pupils and parents!) and many were conveyed very late - sometimes during the tests themselves. 

However, the government has issued information for parents to make some sense of the tests, the changes, and what you will receive from the school in terms of assessment information related to your child. We hope it proves to be helpful:

As well as annual reports to parents, the school will report separately to Year 2 and 6 parents on their child's performance by an envelope taken home by your child. When this information has been finalised we will relay it to parents - hopefully in the second week of July.

Sports Day 2016

13 Jun 2016 09:17am

IMG 6342The weather thankfully removed the 'question of sport' on Blue Coat's Sport Day last Friday! In fact, the sun even managed to shine in the afternoon when our youngest pupils took to their team sports.

The morning gave way to Key Stage 2 pupils where children started off earning team points competing in a carousel of activities of a 'field' event nature (with a few randoms thrown in for good measure!) Organised in their house team colours, the children earned roughly half of their points from this part of the sports day format.

12 Jun 2016 11:20am

2016 06 13 12.22.21 pmEach year, Blue Coat's eldest pupils attend Gloucester Cathedral for the Diocese's annual Leavers' Service. This year our pupils were invited to perform at the service and so we jumped at the chance to showcase our pupils' singing talent in the form of iSingPop.

The children's performance was breathtaking, first leading all schools through 'Imagine This' and then finishing with a moving rendition of 'Only Love'. School staff in attendance were incredibly proud of how our pupils represented the school.

06 Jun 2016 01:31pm

2016 06 06 02.24.21 pmIt only seems fitting with the flurry of performing arts going on in school this year that our children find a place on the big screen! We were lucky enough to be selected for a TV programme filming by E-Bop TV where a selection of our Year 2's formed an audience for Bear's Rhyming Adventure.

The experience gave them some insight into the world of TV media... and we think they make for a great TV audience with their sparky engagement, laughing, singing along and even a bit of bear wrestling, for good measure! Well done to all for taking part, and thanks to Miss Price for organising.

You can watch the full programme here.

25 May 2016 10:40am

6ipo5rpKTBlue Coat children recently made their second annual visit to the Cheltenham Performing Arts Festival... and returned buoyed by praise, recognition and even some silverware for the school!

There were 2 distinct categories: Poetry and Dance. Blue Coat submitted a range of ages to take part, competing with some of the finest school competition from around the county.

04 May 2016 11:00am

glos dioceseWe welcome the opportunity to gain an external perspective on our school. This always helps us to re-evaluate what we're doing and seeks to put our achievements in the context of what other schools are doing and achieving.

The Bishop's Visitor is one such person's perspective that we value and trust, such is her experience across a large number of schools within the diocese. 

Her annual visit seeks to report (and celebrate) the ways in which we're developing our distinctive Christian character, and this therefore informs the school's  process of Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) - of which Blue Coat achieved 'Oustanding' judgements in all areas (June 2014).

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Excellent support for both the KS1 last week and KS2 parent meeting this week. Thanks to all attending

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