Feedback from Ofsted and SIAMS

“Leaders are committed to all pupils becoming successful and active citizens. The school celebrates diversity and meets the needs of all pupils. Many pupils and staff told inspectors, ‘We are proud to be a part of the Blue Coat family.”

“Leaders have constructed a curriculum which is ambitious and meets the needs of all pupils. Lessons are well planned and sequenced in a logical order. This helps pupils to build on knowledge over time. Lessons also include an appropriate focus on careers, training and apprenticeships. This enables pupils to gain knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.”  Ofsted 2023

“Sixth form students appreciate the relevance and challenge of their weekly core RE lessons. Providing a safe space in which to learn about religion and its impact upon believers. Students in all years are effusive about their enjoyment of their lessons. They appreciate the breadth of religions that they study and the respect that is shown for all belief systems and worldviews.” SIAMs 2023


We are very proud of what our Sixth Form students achieve at Blue Coat, both academically and personally. We treat our Year 12 and 13 students as young adults and they are asked to set standards for the rest of the school to follow.

If you need to apply for a bursary, please read B16+ Student Guide first. This will tell you everything you need to know about the application process and how to submit requests.

Sign into your bursary account here: Sixth Form Bursary

Learn more about the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund

Internal students please apply here: SIXTH-FORM-APPLICATION-BLUE-COAT-STUDENTS 24-25

External students please apply here: Sixth-Form-Application-External-Students-2024-2025

Please complete the forms above by 19th February 2024.