New Year 7 – Information

Student  Information

Welcome to Year 7 at Blue Coat School. We have an exciting year ahead of us!

Over the next twelve months you will be studying a range of fascinating subjects, taught by fantastic teachers, in brilliant buildings, that are both historic and brand new. A caring team of Form Tutors will look after your wellbeing over the next five or seven years, including teaching you specific ‘wellbeing’ lessons every fortnight. You will have a dedicated Director of Learning who will oversee your progress to ensure that you become the best that you can be and the best that you are meant to be.  You will be making the first steps of a five or seven year journey with us, that will see you develop both academically, socially and morally.

You will very soon be invited to attend the Blue Coat Induction Day, where you will be able to spend a day in the life of a Blue Coat student.  You will meet your form and some of your teachers, as well as experiencing some lessons. This will give you the opportunity to get know how things like the school restaurant work and the Year 7 social space, to name but a few.

Here at Blue Coat, we know that you have developed good leadership skills at primary school; with this in mind, you will be set many exciting challenges when you arrive in September. One of these challenges will be the Leadership Award. Your Director of Learning will explain more about this in September, but this is something which will be a huge focus for you during Year 7. It will be a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase and celebrate your skills, whilst also developing your leadership abilities.

We hope you are as excited as we are to meet you and we are looking forward to September!

Parent Information


We are pleased to inform you that school will be open from Tuesday 13th August until Friday 30th August between 9am – 3pm for you to register for WisePay and for your child to undertake the finger imaging process.

There will be consent slips available for parents to complete IF THEY WISH THEIR CHILD TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL FOR SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT STUDY SESSIONS UNTIL 3.20PM ON Q WEDNESDAYS. Please ask a member of the office staff if you require a slip to complete.

Please note – WE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST as our staff will be facilitating GCSE Results day.

Below are the statutory documents we require you to read and sign your agreement to, as referred to in the School Information Booklet.

There is also some further additional information below you might find useful.

Statutory Documents

Student Behaviour


ICT Acceptable Use

Mobile Devices


Privacy Notice for Parents and Guardians

Privacy Notice for Pupils

Data Protection Policy

Conditions for Use of Images

Additional Information

School Information Booklet

Belgium Letter 2021

Music Tuition Information Evening 2019

Music Tuition Application Form and Information 2019

Electronic Communication – My Ed

WisePay (Online Payments)

Gift Aid Form

Friends of Blue Coat 1000 Club Form

Uniform Information

Footwear Guidance


Bus Timetable

Restaurant Information

Homework Policy

PE & Extra Curricular link

Snow Policy