At age 7, we open a new class in Year 3 and therefore we are delighted to able to welcome new pupils to BCS at this entry point. It is a lovely time to join the School!

A number of induction sessions are offered to smooth the transition for both current and prospective pupils. These include a special ‘Sorting Day’ when the new prep children find out which House they will join. The classes will be mixed up and the children will enjoy new classrooms, new specialist subject teachers and access to the School’s state of the art facilities. They will enjoy a varied curriculum including subjects such as French, STEM, Humanities, Creative Arts, Music and lots of Sport. Our facilities are second to none and include an indoor swimming pool, astro, Science Lab, Creative Arts Studio and Multi-Media Centre with a giant green screen. It is brilliant preparation for Senior School life!


Your child will need to attend our Entrance Test Day for entry to Year 3. This takes place each February and is for any child at another school wishing to join Blue Coat (children currently at BCS do not need to apply as they will continue through the school). The test will involve some Maths and English tests. If you have any queries at all or would like to apply then do get in touch with our Admissions office – and 0121 410 6807.

For children who wish to join Year 3 in September 2022, please note that our assessment has now taken place.

We hold an Entrance Test to ensure that children who join Year 3 will be happy learners and will thrive in Blue Coat’s learning environment. We receive more applications than we have available places, and we therefore take into account an English and Maths entry test and a recent school report. Siblings of current pupils are given priority for places providing they complete a successful entry test. Shortlisted applicants are also invited for an informal interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.


We offer academic and music scholarships worth 25% of the school fees, and we are also fortunate enough to have funding for children to attend Blue Coat with fee-assisted places. Please see more details on scholarships here and on bursaries here.


The deadline for applying for a place to join in September 2022 has now passed. For future years please fill in an application form which you can find here or email Mrs Powell: