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13 Jul 2015 08:08am

P1100552It's been 2 years since the school embarked on the OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) project. Without a Play Co-ordinator to spearhead the first year, we found it difficult to make progress with the ambitious plans we had for our pupils' play. That all changed, this academic year, with the appointment of Mrs Murray who has formed and led a fantastic 'Play Team'. They have trained and worked tirelessly to ensure that play times for our children are valuable, exciting and fulfilling. 

06 Jul 2015 12:41pm

IMG 5042Friday evening saw Gloucester Cathedral open its doors to a slightly more diverse crowd than usual. The Sainsburys School Games Celebration Ceremony was hosted both in and around the cathedral in honour of celebrating those who have represented their school in the Gloucestershire School Games over 2014-15. This involved the place of worship being turned into a haven for BMX bandits, skaters, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians, archers and gymnasts!

25 Jun 2015 04:07pm

IMG 2688This year's Sports Day was highly anticipated: a warm-up District Sports track event last night coupled with competitive tweaks to the Key Stage 1 format made for an interesting fixture.

The children did the format justice. 

03 Jun 2015 09:21am

check-mark1At our mid-year consultations, parents were asked to express their views on the school via paper questionnaires following the Ofsted suggested format. The questionnaire stretched across eleven key themes including how happy your child is at school through to bullying, reporting, homework and pupil progress. Ultimately, parents were also asked whether Blue Coat is a school that they would recommend to other parents.

20 May 2015 05:26pm

Jigsaw-PSHE-Info6-960x340As a school, we have decided to invest in an esteemed Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) tool intended to address key areas of our pupil's personal development. The 'Jigsaw PSHE Scheme' regularly covers age appropriate issues of diversity, bullying, hopes and aspirations, teamwork, enterprising behaviour, physical and emotional health, drugs education, e-safety, friendship and far more. It also delivers the school's statutory duty to teach Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). As the school is revising its approach to SRE in the context of the scheme, we felt it important to share our intentions with parents ahead of time.

20 May 2015 02:11pm

2015 01 06 10.22.01 amThe Blue Coat PTA May Fayre is always well received by the community, gathering big crowds and in the process raising significant funds for the school. However, this year's beach theme brought a refreshed format to the fayre which was held, in its entirety, on the school field. 

20 May 2015 02:08pm

Christian-Aid-Week-2015-cow tcm16-81928In a week where Milepost 2 children visited 2 very special places of worship, the week was also commemorated by Blue Coat's support for Christian Aid Week. The aim? To buy a cow! Supporting the work of the charity, the children were set a challenge by Mrs Blaken to raise enough money from selling homemade 'cowpat cookies' to the tune of £150 in order to buy a cow for a family in Ethiopia. The importance of the cow to Ethiopians cannot be underestimated, particularly for women. As well as it offering the nutritious advantages, in a culture where women's views can often be overlooked, the ownership of a cow also gives women a status and voice in the decisions that are made within villages. 

14 May 2015 03:54pm

DSC01355Whilst the Year 6's were busy knuckling down to SATs on Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 were taking part in an historical trip to Gloucester. The reason it was 'historical' is due to the fact that neither Blue Coat nor the Gloucester Diocese have ever engaged in organising a school trip that involved comparing two very different places of worship at the same time: a Muslim mosque and a Christian cathedral! The reason? To expose our children to places of spiritual significance in order to better understand some of our 'neighbours' who we share the planet with.

05 May 2015 09:23am

DioEach year, Church of England schools are visited by an appointed Bishop's Visitor. Their remit is to offer a pastoral role to the headteacher whilst identifying and celebrating the school's recent achievements in developing its Christian character and effectiveness.

27 Apr 2015 01:09pm

2015-04-27 02.10.48 pmThere aren't enough verses of the song to reflect the number of people who 'went to mow a meadow' on Saturday At Blue Coat! In fact, there wasn't even any mowing taking place; instead, families and staff gathered just to enjoy the school's outdoors and what it has to offer.

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

We observed Remembrance in school worship yesterday, following on from Class Taibei's brilliant, thought provoking worship last Friday.

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