Pupil Support Fee

When new pupils join us we ask parents/carers to contribute a Pupil Support Fee for the duration of their time with us from Year 7 to 11.

This fee is paid into our School Fund which helps us to provide additional benefits for pupils such as support on curriculum-based trips and visits as well as additional materials/ingredients for practical lessons.

This fee covers the provision and maintenance of a locker throughout each pupil’s time at Blue Coat to store their coat, books, PE Kit, mobile phone etc., and ensures we can regularly replace and refurbish the lockers.

The fee also subsidises the running of our wonderful library helping to cover costs for the repair and replacement of lost and damaged stock.

The fee is a £30 one off payment made through Wisepay.

Hardship Fund

The school receives no funding to provide direct financial support for pupils suffering hardship. However, the Trust has retained a small fund available to help in exceptional circumstances. If you feel that your situation might make you eligible, please apply in writing to the Headteacher ( explaining why you need financial assistance.

Decisions will include an assessment of direct links to the curriculum, for example:

  • Year 8 Belgium/France trip
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
  • Theatre, concert and gallery visits beneficial to the syllabuses of English, theatre studies, music and art in Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form. Fieldwork for A-Level geography, biology and science.

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The Blue Coat School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.