The Blue Coat School is rather unique in that whilst it is no longer a boarding school, the School does have its own Chaplain who is a much loved and pivotal figure in school life.

Christian Ethos

At The Blue Coat School, we guide our children in Christian values and virtues whilst equipping them with an excellent education. The Chaplain ensures that our Christian ethos and Chapel worship are central to the life of The Blue Coat School.


Chapel services are filled with pupil participation through class assemblies, chapel choir, school musicians and the duties of chapel monitors. We welcome visiting speakers from local churches and a variety of national and international charities to speak during our weekly Wednesday or Friday morning services which are also attended by parents, family and friends.

Chaplain’s services are highly interactive and creative! Parents and children are no longer surprised by the senior leadership team dressed in inflatable sumo costumes or at finding a live nativity in the Forest School! But there is also time for quiet reflection, such as Remembrance Service, the candlelit Carol Service, or on more formal occasions such as the Founders’ Day Service at Birmingham Cathedral.

Grow in Grace

The children explore the Christian faith through all of the above and they also learn more about The Blue Coat School values. They are encouraged to think about others before themselves and seek to live by these values through supporting a range of charities including Edward’s Trust, St Martin’s Youth and Community Centre, the Salvation Army and the Disaster Emergency Committee.

Whilst the School is of Church of England foundation, it welcomes families of all faiths and none. Everyone is expected to attend and participate in chapel life. Parents of all faiths value the traditional chapel services which endeavour to inspire the children to adopt our school motto “Grow in Grace” as a foundation stone for their lives.