We look forward to helping you find a place for your child at The Blue Coat School. The Admissions Registrar, Mrs Rachel Kearney, 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 apply for your child.

We are currently accepting applications for children born from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020 to join at age 3. Please send your applications through by Friday 18th September 2020. We are also accepting applications for children born from 1st September 2012 to 31st August 2013 to join at age 7 (Year 3) in September 2020. Please send your applications through by Monday 27th January 2019.

Please email Mrs Rachel Kearney admissions@thebluecoatschool.com for further information on availability in other year groups.

The key admission years for the School are at age 3 and 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 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.

Our first intake to the school is at age 3. Places for this entry point fill quickly and it is advised that you apply as soon as possible, and ideally within 2 months of birth. 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 2019 and 31st August 2020.

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 25th 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 Rachel Kearney to arrange a personal visit on a weekday if you are unable to attend the Open Morning.

Our Admissions Policy, Parent and Pupil Privacy Notices and School Terms and Conditions can be found under the School Policies section.