Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
The first inspection of Blue Coat as an Academy was undertaken during September 2014 where Ofsted judged the school to be GOOD in all aspects of Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils and Sixth Form Provision.
Please click here for a copy of the full report from Ofsted – a summary of what makes Blue Coat a GOOD school is listed below:
- The Principal’s clear vision of what he wants for the academy and his ambition for it are helping to create an environment in which all students can achieve success.
- The curriculum is good and its focus on developing students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is excellent.
- The academy prepares students very well for life in modern democratic Britain, and its focus on developing community cohesion is exemplary.
- Governors and academy sponsors provide very good support for academy leaders; whilst, at the same time, having high expectations of what leaders should achieve.
- The sixth form is good.
- Good teaching and the fact that students are keen to learn contribute well to the good progress students make.
- Support for disabled students and students who have special educational needs is very strong and enables them to achieve well.
- Teaching assistants are used very well to help teachers support students who require additional assistance, including those for whom English is an additional language.
- The academy’s actions to ensure students are safe are outstanding.
- Students, including all groups of students, make good progress and, as a result, the standards they reach are rising.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
In September 2015 Blue Coat was inspected by the Anglican and Methodist Schools’ monitoring team (SIAMS) and was judged to be OUTSTANDING. The principal objective of the visit was to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of Blue Coat as a Church of England establishment.
Please click here for a copy of the full report from SIAMS.