"Welcome to the Blue Coat School Community!"

P9260865Earlier in the term, such is Blue Coat tradition, we formally welcomed new Reception pupils (and parents) into the school family by means of a service at St Mary's church.

Always promised to be a special occasion, the event also served to cement the  special bond between Reception children and their Year 6 buddy/buddies. To symbolise this the Year 6's all presented their buddy with a bespoke painted pebble that they had prepared for them. This was ceremoniously placed around the school's Holy Candle to remind us of our responsibilities to live out our core Christian values for the sake of all, but especially to the benefit of the youngest members of our school family.

During the service we heard prayers, reflections and hymns from clergy, leaders and pupils themselves. Parents looked on proudly and will (all too soon) be faced with the prospect of their child becoming a Year 6 buddy in coming years!

A massive thank you to all in attendance, especially the teaching team for the time and preparation involved. Our thanks to Mrs Rev'd Axford for leading and hosting our service this year.