JOINING THE PREP SCHOOL AT BCS

At age 7, BCS moves to four forms in the year group, therefore allowing for an intake into Year 3. It is a lovely time to join the School! 28 new children from other schools will join the current Year 2 children. 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! In addition, the children will benefit from being members of the House system.

THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

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). Applications are now closed for joining Year 3 in September 2021, but we do have a waiting list. Please email admissions@thebluecoatschool.com to add your child to our waiting list for places.

For children who wish to join Year 3 in September 2022, we are holding an entry assessment on Saturday 5th February 2022. This will involve some Maths and English tests. Full details will be sent to all applicants, but you can apply anytime up to Monday 24th January 2022. If you have any queries at all or would like to apply then do get in touch with our Admissions office – admissions@thebluecoatschool.com and 0121 410 6807.

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 or pupils with provisional places into Nursery are given priority for places providing they complete a successful entry test.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

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.

APPLYING TO JOIN YEAR 3

The deadline for applying for a place is Monday January 24th 2022. Please fill in an application form which you can find here or email Mrs Powell: admissions@thebluecoatschool.com.