Swimming Gala 2019

Inter House Swimming Gala

The Annual Blue Coat Inter House Swimming Gala takes place on Wednesday the 22nd of May. The competitors will be walked down to Oldham Leisure centre straight after school and the first starters gun will fire at 4.15pm with the Gala concluding at 6pm.

All races are held over 1 length so anyone can take part as long as you can confidently swim a length. The gala is free for participants with spectators paying £2 Adults £1 Concessions to help cover the cost of hiring the pool.


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Email/ My Ed Communication Issues


Dear Parent/Carer,

We are aware that some parents are having difficulties receiving emails from school from My Ed. This is as a result of changes made by some email providers who have increased their security settings.  The email providers that appear to be affected are Sky, Yahoo and BTInternet – who have confirmed they have very high security levels.

Some emails are getting through but going directly into Spam/Junk, others are delayed or not being delivered at all.

My Ed are currently looking into the matter with email providers and have sent the following guidance for parents/carers.

  1. Please check your Junk/Spam folders in your email
  2. If there is an email from The Blue Coat School mark it as NOT SPAM – do NOT mark it as Spam.
  3. Add the My Ed sender’s identity details to your filters or safe provider list (links to instructions on how to do this for the different email providers can be found below)


Yahoo/Sky email users  (link to the document)

BTInternet email users  (link to the document)


Alternatively, you may wish to contact your email provider and ask them to add the following address to the ‘White List’:   *@schools.ps-connect.cloud

We understand this is very frustrating and can assure you that we are working with our provider, who in turn is working with the email providers but unfortunately it is out of our control.

To help reduce the impact please download the MyEd App – we can now send some communications out via this method.  In addition, we will also soon be adding the facility for parents to have access to their child’s behaviour information via the App.  Other developments and functionality will be added throughout the year following an upgrade to our management information system. If you haven’t yet downloaded My Ed to your mobile phone you can do so using the links below:

Apple IOS App:

Click here for the Apple version


Google Android App

Click here for the Android version

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Mosque Visit

During the 6th – 8th of June Year 10 students visited Jalalabad Jamay Mosque in Oldham. This educational visit focused on key aspects of the GCSE Religious Studies course,  but also allowed students the opportunity to learn more about the work of a faith group in the local community, and meet both leaders and members of the Islamic Community in Oldham.

Students had the opportunity to look around the Mosque, hear about the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam, and they also had the chance for a question and answer session. Many of the questions posed by students were challenging and yet all were answered in an honest, and sensitive way. In addition, many students wanted to know what part the Mosque plays in the local Oldham community. Students learnt that Jalalabad Jamay Mosque and Blue Coat have many common aims, such as raising money for local charities and donating to local food banks.

Thomas Percival in Year 10 said ‘the amount of work the Mosque does for the community is outstanding. They bring the whole community together despite what religion or ethnicity you are. The Imam that spoke to our class was really open and answered every question that was asked of him (even the really difficult questions). Everyone learnt something that they previously did not know’.

We are extremely grateful to both Fazal and Mufti Helal at the Oldham Interfaith Network for leading these sessions for our students.

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