Our Admissions Office look forward to helping you find a place for your child at The Blue Coat School. The Admissions Registrar is responsible for all aspects of a pupil’s admission to the School and will be able to advise you on the current availability of places and how to register your child.
The key admission years for the School are Buttons Nursery (aged 2 – 3 years), Transition (aged 3-4 years) and Year 3 (age 7). Outside of these year groups we admit pupils where there are vacancies but we do tend to have waiting lists for most year groups.
The Blue Coat Transition and rest of the Pre-Prep have three classes per year. At age 7, we move to four-form entry, thus allowing for an intake into Year 3. Your child will need to attend our Entrance Test Day for entry to Year 3. Scholarships and Means-tested Bursaries are available to internal and external candidates for entry to Year 3 each September.
For other year groups we carry out some academic assessment and/or taster mornings depending on your child’s age. Our Admissions Registrar can advise you further.
Our first intake to the school is either at age 2 into our Buttons Nursery or at age 3 into Transition. Places for this entry point fill quickly and an early registration is advised, even within the first few months following the birth of your baby. Places for a given birth year are allocated at the end of September each year, so please ensure early application. For example, we are currently accepting applications for children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, and these places will then be allocated on Friday 27th September 2019 so applications must be received by then.
You are warmly invited to attend one of our two Open Mornings (September or January) to see the School in action. Our Year 6 pupils act as tour guides and can therefore tell you first hand all about life at The Blue Coat School. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact the Admissions Registrar to arrange a personal visit on a weekday if you are unable to attend an Open Morning.
Our Admissions Policy, Parent and Pupil Privacy Notices and School Terms and Conditions can be found under the School Policies section.