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13 Nov 2018 09:27am

IMG 0932On Friday 2nd November, all pupils and staff took part in a Forest School extravaganza to celebrate 10 years of Forest School delivery.

The special event was supported by a grant from The Ernest Cook Trust.

All classes joined together on the school field for a whole day of ‘learning outside the classroom’, Forest School and play. There were over 20 activities to take part in and the children got to choose what they took part in and when, giving them lots of freedom throughout the day. The event was held as part of the international ‘Outdoor Classroom day’ initiative, with over 3.5 million children taking part around the world.

08 Oct 2018 10:50am

2018 10 08 11.47.22 amWith rapid developments in mobile technology, gaming and apps, the sad reality is that your child is more vulnerable online now than ever before.

The National Online Safety campaign raises the issue of online grooming, raising parental awareness and offering advice on what parents should do to support their child in leading digitally safe lives.

As a school, we ensure all children receive e-safety teaching appropriate to their age and discuss what safety looks like online.

02 Jul 2018 01:17pm

2018 07 02 02.18.31 pmMany of the pupils at Blue Coat have excellent opportunities with PE and Sport at school. Not only do we have teaching expertise at hand but we also have Mrs Dixon who coaches the teachers to develop their teaching skills in this subject further.

The school takes part in a very high percentage of local and regional competitions and experiences notable success in them. We also offer a wide range of after-school clubs that range from judo through to archery. 

However, each year, Sports Day is an opportunity for everyone to take part in competitive sport and rally for their respective house team. This year was no different. Following the success of the Key Stage 1 event previously, Key Stage 2 took to the field to earn points for their house teams in a combination of team field events and more traditional track races.

Take Me Out!

01 Jul 2018 08:12pm

IMG 7518100 pupils, family members and friends joined us for our Playing Out session, where the Blue Coat staff car park and driveway were closed to cars and open for play.

This event was inspired by the Playing Out street-play movement, which started in Bristol and has now gained momentum and recognition nationally. The idea is to (temporarily) reclaim residential roads for communities to come together and play and socialise safely. If you are interested in holding your own Playing Out event see their website: 

11 Jun 2018 09:37am

DKWhat a fantastic weekend for our first Big Build event!
Working in a new partnership with the master builders from Woodland Tribe and supported by a Tesco Bags of Help grant, 150 children and adults from the Blue Coat community came together to create a giant adventure play sculpture.

Armed with hammers, saws and nails (and the occasional impact driver) and with a healthy dollop of imagination, enthusiam, creativity and energy, the team worked together to reimagine and reshape a huge pile of loose scrap wood and co-create a unique play ark. It had several names throughout the process but I think we settled on the ss Great Blue Banana!

01 Apr 2018 05:34pm

2018 04 23 06.36.35 pmThis weekend, around 90 parents and pupils descended upon the school field  for a Play and Wildlife flowers event. Intended to be a relaxed occasion to enjoy the school field and its play opportunities, families took to planting a wildflower labyrinth (to accompany our daffodil one!) whilst finding an excuse to have fun in the Blue Coat play beach, dengineering zone, the slack line, and accompanying areas. There was even time to have fun with bubbles, clay... and biscuits with hot chocolate!

13 Mar 2018 03:33pm

1odnLKGA 400x400Each year, the Bishop's Visitor (Mrs Butler) visits our school to identify and celebrate the ways in which the school is developing its (Christian) ethos. This usually results in a visit that tries to take in a number of aspects of school life to give as wide a perspective as possible.

The recent visit saw Mrs Butler experience lunchtime (Platinum!) play at Blue Coat, visit Religious Education lessons in both Key Stages, attend collective worship and the 'Ignite' after-school club, as well as meeting to talk with school leaders.

15 Dec 2017 12:00pm

tree 58580edc3df78ce2c391cee3Our playground has been a very busy place over the past 24 hours. We've not only had Christmas trees being festively dressed by the children... we've also had a visit from the big man himself!

Children were overjoyed that the PTA helpers (- thank you!) had managed to lasso Santa from his busy duties abroad to pay Blue Coat pupils a visit. They even managed some early unwrapping to try out their new gifts - fancy play equipment for break times!

13 Dec 2017 09:53am

snow walk 2As we live out the last days of 2017 in school, there's still time to show the contrast in life at school...

On one hand, the children (with weliies in school) have been outside enjoying the weather on our school field, feeling the crunch of snow under their feet.

Whereas in school, the milepost 2 children led their own spiritual service for Christingle in the school hall. Classes from across the school visited throughout the afternoon and soaked up the atmosphere to remember the essence of our celebrations in school.

31 Oct 2017 02:54pm

tokenWe are pleased to announce that Blue Coat is through to the voting stage for 2 funded projects for outdoor play, and so we're asking for your support

  1. The Big Build - Tesco Bags of Help
  2. Healthy Hearts through Active Play - Aviva Community Fund

Here are the details: