“It is hard not to fall in love with the buildings and grounds.” THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
The Blue Coat School enjoys an expansive 15-acre campus just three miles from the city centre. Its facilities are the envy of many a prep and senior school. Sports facilities include a Sports Centre with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool and 4-court sports hall; as well as an AstroTurf pitch and Cricket Net practice area.
Outdoor education is benefitting from the newly completed Forest School, with plans for an outdoor classroom next to the Blue Coat Garden to be completed shortly. From its beautifully-designed Buttons Nursery, an inspiring, friendly family setting welcomes children to The Blue Coat School at the age of 2. Pre-Prep have their own Gymnasium, Library, Music and ICT room.
As pupils progress into the Prep Department, they are taught in specialist areas for Science, Music, Art, Design Technology and Computing. The Prep department have a well-stocked library as does the recently refurbished Year 6 centre.
The whole school often gather in the School Hall for assemblies and workshops. This auditorium has retractable seating and its own sound booth and lighting rig. The children have the opportunity to perform in a number of recitals, concerts and drama productions each year in this spacious facility.
Another well-used building is the School Chapel which was consecrated in 1932 shortly after the School moved to its Harborne premises. Families and friends are invited to attend weekly Chapel Service on a Friday morning.