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23 May 2019 08:50am

christian aidLast week a giant bronze and silver worm was spotted on the Blue Coat
playground. Don't panic though - it was no child-eating beast!

Indeed, instead of being something which would cause people to scatter in all directions, it was something which brought our school community together.

10 May 2019 12:35pm

A sponsored run organised by Blue Coat pupils has raised £592.00 for Water Aid.

Three of our Year 6 girls were inspired to raise money when they noticed water being wasted. Anya P., who had the original idea, said, "My brother was wasting water at home which made me think about people in other countries who don't have the clean water we have".

10 May 2019 12:15pm

ArcheryYesterday, a small group of elite Blue Coat archers competed in the Level 2 Primary School Games event at KLB.

As a school, we try to ensure that we compete in a wide range of sports, catering to a wide range of children - those who regularly compete in sport through to those who don't get the opportunity to.

03 May 2019 03:05pm

IMG 1027Following on from the visit of our local MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown earlier this month, a highly-anticipated visit to the 'Mother of Parliaments' last week saw over 90 children from years 5 and 6 seeing democracy in action. 

After a long coach journey, we passed through security and were immediately inside the Gothic syle building and right into the heart of the action...

02 May 2019 09:22am

RE art competition winnersSchools across the county recently took part in an exciting RE/Art competition brought to us by the Diocese of Gloucester.

Pupils were challenged to produce a piece of artwork which linked RE reflections with art, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences or the experiences of others.  

01 May 2019 10:18am
Cathedral MP2 visitPupils in Mile Post 2 were treated to a visit to Gloucester on Wednesday 24th April to experience two different places of worship: the cathedral and mosque. 

The aim of the trip was to support the children’s learning in RE but also to broaden and extend their cultural awareness so they can find out who they share their world with.

02 Apr 2019 08:44am

DioEach year, every Church of England school has a scheduled visit from the Bishop's Visitor. The purpose of the visit is multi-pronged: looking at the school's improvement journey (academically and spiritually); all the way through to pastoral support and signposting to best practice within the diocese.

It is always a pleasure to showcase some of Blue Coat's achievements during the visit and a delight to read the feedback on how these have been interpreted by someone with many years of experience, expertise and a frame of reference that spans many schools in Gloucestershire.

31 Jan 2019 10:37am

IMG 20160915 124353706It's Global School Play Day 2019 (on 6th February), and what better way to celebrate than to launch Blue Coat's Vision for Play (and, of course, enjoy some outdoor play!)

Our Play Vision was drafted by Blue Coat Year 6 pupils in the summer term 2018. The pupils were interviewed by Mrs Murray and had the chance to reflect on their play at school, to talk about what they felt was important and how their playtimes affected the rest of their time at school.

The Play Vision paints a picture of what we feel play at Blue Coat could and should be. The six statements describe what we would like all Blue Coat pupils to experience and feel through their play by the time they reach year 6. It also shows how much Blue Coat values play and is committed to supporting play for all our pupils. Here it is:

31 Jan 2019 10:11am

Mr Willis MP2 visitThis week, the children in Mile Post 2 and Class Tabei have been fortunate to spend some time with visitors who have helped to both inform and amaze!

Blue Coat parent and wildlife cameraman Mateo Willis came in to speak to the children of Mile Post 2 about his internationally-reknowned work on the latest BBC Planet Earth 2 series with Sir David Attenburgh, specifically his experiences in the rainforest. This will help to inspire the children in their current topic "From the Treetops".

19 Dec 2018 11:41am

DSC01655Some schools are lucky with their PTA. We at Blue Coat, on the other hand, are blessed. So much so, that our PTA have a direct line with Father Christmas himself!

A very exciting breaktime was experienced today when chidlren discovered that Father Christmas had descended on our playground, complete with a team of PTA helpers (his elves are working around the clock wrapping, you see). And, of course, he didn't arrive empty-handed.