Before School

Prep children can arrive at their Year Group Hub from 8am ready to start their day at 8.20am. Their Head of Year will be there to welcome your child each morning. Before school care from 8am is included within your fees.

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Breakfast
Club

Available 7.30 – 8am Monday to Friday

For Reception to Year 6 

£3 per day

Breakfast Club vouchers must be purchased in advance from Reception. Reception does not open until 8am so Breakfast Club cannot be booked on the day.

 

After School

The School day finishes at 4.05pm for Prep, however, for busy and working parents, the Year Group Hubs are open until 5.45pm or there is a wide range of co-curricular clubs every evening to choose from.

Two pupils play table tennis in the Year 6 Hub.

Year Group Hubs

The Year Group Hubs have been recently renovated. Each one is specifically designed to be age-appropriate to that year group. 

Each Hub has a games room, a craft room / iPad bar, a TV area, a reading area, a kitchen for after school snacks and plenty of space for socialising with friends. 

The Year Group Hubs offer a home away from home, and a designated space for them to relax, socialise and distinguish from their time in the classroom. 

After School Clubs

After school care for Prep children in the Year Group Hubs is included in the fees, however, children also have the opportunity to join in with a wide range of co-curricular clubs after School.

The Blue Coat School is unique in the range of expert-led co-curricular activities. Each club is led by experienced teachers or practitioners, whether that is Aston Villa FC coaches or highly experienced LAMDA teachers.

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Acrobatic Gymnastics

Run by Mezzo Dance Company, we are offering Acrobatic Gymnastics sessions across both Pre-Prep and Prep in 2022/23. This is an exciting floor based gymnastic programme for boys and girls delivered by a company with over 40 years experience in teaching dance and gymnastics, and training children of all ages and abilities.

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Aston Villa FC

We are delighted that coaches from the Aston Villa Foundation will be delivering football sessions for boys and girls across Pre-Prep and Prep in 2022/23. These sessions are aimed at improving core football skills in a fun and enjoyable way, and there will be lots of opportunity for match play within each session.

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Spanish

Delivered by Lucy Abraham from the specialist language organisation BilinguaSing. The importance of the Spanish language is undeniable. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and is spoken by over 4-million native speakers. Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 will have the opportunity to learn the language in weekly after-school clubs.

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Bournville Rugby

Bournville Rugby Club have an outstanding junior provision based locally at Avery Fields. We are excited to make links with the club for 2022/23, so that children in Year 1 and Year 2 can take part in an after-school rugby session here at The Blue Coat School.

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Chess

Mr Fallowfield, an Accredited Coach of the English Chess Federation has run chess at the school for a number of years, giving some their first experience of the game as well as challenging our most accomplished chess players. The children also have the opportunity to participate in the largest chess tournament in the world: The UK Chess Challenge. This activity is available for children from Year 2 to Year 6.

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Complete Cricket

As boys and girls cricket continues to grow and develop at the School, we are delighted that our long running partnership with Complete Cricket continues into 2022/23. Sessions are offered to all year group from Year 1 through to Year 6, and these are open to both boys and girls.

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Create Club

Journeys of exploration, discovery, and development unlock ideas through fun, hands-on arts and craft activities designed to attract, engage and delight all ages. This is the message from the Creation Station who deliver creative arts activity sessions to boys and girls in both Pre-Prep and Prep.

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Science Club

Science Club is available to pupils in Years 3 – 6 delivered by Femtinos. Termly themes include NASA’s development and contribution to STEM, exploring the range of elements on the Periodic Table and empowering the children to learn more about how their bodies work and function.

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Diamond Swim Academy

Diamond Swim Academy provide ‘Learn To Swim’ sessions to pupils in both Pre-Prep and Prep. For all Pre-Prep sessions, the children must be taken, supervised, and collected by parents.

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Drama

Drama is a popular activity at The Blue Coat School for pupils in both Pre-Prep and Prep. Drama Club aims to build confidence, listening skills and concentration. Through role play and fun games, they can let their imagination run wild and have fun whilst learning. The children listen to poems and stories to create their own short pieces of work.

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Hockey

Pupils in Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6 have the opportunity to join a weekly after-school hockey session. These will provide the appropriate balance between skill based activity and game play. Our team of qualified England Hockey coaches put the children through their paces on our School AstroTurf helping children develop in a sport that is increasingly played by many senior schools.

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LAMDA

Children will develop an ability to be confident and expressive (exploring their talents through poetry), they will also learn conversational and listening skills, and develop an ability to be descriptive as well as measured and calm under pressure.

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Sport Squads

In addition to the other clubs available, your child may get selected for one of the sport squads.

  • Hockey Performance Squad (Michaelmas term)
  • Rugby Performance Squad (Michaelmas term)
  • Netball Performance Squad (Lent term)
  • Football Performance Squad (Lent term)
  • Cricket Squads
  • Swimming Development and Performance Squad
  • Cross Country

Selection will not be made until the start of an academic year.

How to Book After School CARE

Before and after school care in the Year Group Hubs is included within fees and no booking is required.

Bookings for after school clubs and activities is done at the start of each academic year. All parents will receive a full overview of the upcoming year’s activity timetable, associated costs and access to the booking form. Activities are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The pupil will then have a space on that activity for one term. 

We recommend that pupils only participare in one activity per day.