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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).

28 Apr 2016 09:26am

IMG 9040It is with great pride that I write this article's title and announce the South-West Regional Girls' Football Champion of 2015-16 is Blue Coat!

Last Saturday, Blue Coat girls' football team visited Odd Down Sports Centre Bath to take part in the Danone sponsored regional championships. The grounds accommodated several high profile competitions (and a men's rugby match, just for variety!) so the occasion felt BIG as soon as you stepped into the crowded grounds.

23 Mar 2016 02:23pm

6cp6pRA9iFollowing the success of last year's cross country 'clean sweep', our children have taken to the fields over the past weeks and months in an attempt to uphold the school's title of District Champions. However, we didn't do quite enough this year, despite best efforts, and finished as runners up.

Most recently, successful finishers from the district races qualified for the regional finals in Newent. 3 (senior) children from Blue Coat qualified and did brilliantly. What follows is a short report from 2 of our participating pupils - well done all of you!

18 Mar 2016 11:13am

519d04c8e1705play sports mdOn Monday 14th March eight of our girls took part in the Len Hutton Millennium Football Tournament at Inside Football in Stroud.

The team got off to a fantastic start by winning 5-0 to Leonard Stanley Primary School.  Impressively, they went on to win the next 3 matches without conceding any goals.  Their final match was the toughest which was against Woodchester Primary with whom they drew 0-0.  It was a tense time as we waited to find out which team would go through to the semi-finals, as the decision had to be made on the difference in goals scored. 

Blue Coat went on to play Minchinhampton in the semi-finals scoring 2-0 and The Rosary School in the finals.  Blue Coat won 3-0 therefore winning the Len Hutton Millennium Cup. The girls showed amazing skill and determination throughout – well done! 

The same team now eagerly await to achieve further through their participation in next month's regional final event in Bath. 

08 Mar 2016 02:57pm

PLay Team award march2016We are thrilled to announce we have been awarded a National Playwork award at the 7th Annual Playwork Awards.

The category Playwork in other contexts celebrates organisations that are not primarily playwork settings, who are using playwork innovatively, and with strong benefit to young people.

Our Play Coordinator, Mrs Murray, collected the award at a glitzy ceremony on Eastbourne Pier, as part of the National Playwork Conference. [Even, 'Stroud Life' managed to catch light of the fact in a recent article!]

03 Mar 2016 11:14am

WBD2016 blue rightdownWorld Book Day is an annual event whereby schools celebrate the value and importance we all place on books. Today, children came to school dressed as the characters they know and love through their time spent reading. The response was amazing with obvious time, effort and care put into carefully crafted costumes ranging from Harry Potter chracters through to the Mr Men!

22 Feb 2016 11:16am

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We are very excited to announce that Blue Coat will be getting a brand new outdoor play area, supported by funding from the new Tesco Bags of Help initiative! This new fund has been generated by the 5p carrier bag charge.

Blue Coat’s Play Beach will be a massive 60 tonne sand pit and outdoor play area located on the school field. It will be accessible to Blue Coat children during school hours, but also will have extended access to local community groups through a programme of special events.

The public (that means you!) will now vote in store from Saturday 27th February until Sunday 6th March on three local projects, deciding which project will win the £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 awards.


12 Feb 2016 01:30pm

2016 02 12 01.44.12 pmYesterday was the culmination of a joint Blue Coat and St Mary's parish church singing project led by iSingPop. Children performed in 2 packed-out church performances so as to showcase their hard work and talent with their local community. The results? Pure inspiration...

A week ago today, Rob from the iSingPop team got to work with each class in school, teaching them 7 new pop songs for the concert performances. Each song had a series of key messages centred on the Christian values that we promote, teach and endeavour to live by in our school. The songs are so catchy that it didn't take long for the children to adopt them as their own, sing them at home and then, ultimately, commit them to a studio recording in school on Wednesday!

11 Feb 2016 10:09am

DSCN1704Over 30 children took part in Blue Coat’s recent science fiction writing competition, inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake’s current mission to the International Space Station.

We were lucky to have a fantastic prize, donated by the Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), of a genuine Principia Mission Patch as worn by Tim Peake on his flight suit. The patch, which features an apple, the Soyuz rocket and a reflection of the ISS, was prize-winning design by a Blue Peter viewer, so many of the children were already aware of it.