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. 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.


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.

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 within 2 months of birth, to guarantee a place. Places for a given birth year are allocated at the end of September each year, so please ensure early application. Places are then allocated based on how soon families apply after birth, with priority given to siblings of current pupils, and ensuring an even mix of boys and girls.


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. Further information will be available here soon for our intake for Year 3 in September 2021.


Should you miss out on a place in our initial allocation, we do have waiting lists for each age group. Should a place arise in a given age group from a family leaving the school, places are then allocated based on how soon families have applied after birth, with priority given to current siblings.

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