Our Ethos

The school's spirit of community, or ethos, is quite challenging to capture in words. However, it is completely central to all that we do and, being a Christian school, is something that we treasure and nurture carefully.

IMG 4153Our ethos, then, has a distinctively Christian character and is centred on our core Christian values of Respect, Responsibility, Happiness and Creativity. 

We have a governor Ethos committee, which has an active role in developing and monitoring the effectiveness of the school's Christian character. They, in consultation with pupils and staff, have developed an ethos statement that tries to capture the spirit of the school:

"Blue Coat School pupils, parents, staff, governors, and the wider community have chosen the Christian values of Creativity, Responsibility, Respect and Happiness to inform all aspects of our school life. The values are lived through our approach to teaching and learning, but more importantly, through the action of our community. These values are a key part of Blue Coat's identity. They provide us with challenge and a solid foundation from which we aim to grow as individuals. We strive to be distinctive as a Christian school.

Our children tell us that Blue Coat is like 'one big harmonious family'. Being part of Blue Coat makes them feel safe, confident to be themselves, able to collaborate and encouraged to be the best they can be. They are proud to be part of something this good. They are proud of Blue Coat's heritage and its relationship with St Mary's Church. We are all inspired to make Blue Coat even better."

When we asked our pupils how we could best describe our school ethos, in terms of being a part of our school and seeing, hearing and feeling it, they came up with the following -  in their words and also our interpretation of what they told us:

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from Mr Ryan

Remote learning has launched today and teachers are excited to hear from the children. Some have videoed in to us!

01 Apr 20 at 1:21pm