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Each topic has a Wow Day built into the curriculum to add to the fun and stimulate thinking. The STEM week project was very exciting, the children told us, with the launching of a helium balloon that could be tracked as it travelled. The chaplain’s assemblies are highly interactive and entertaining. The one we attended involved sumo wrestlers (two disguised members of the senior leadership team) – ideal material for entertaining family discussions...

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What the school says...

We are an independent preparatory day school offering an outstanding educational experience to boys and girls aged 2 to 11. Founded in 1722, the school occupies a beautiful site in Edgbaston, in 15 acres of playing fields and gardens. We are a thriving community where children achieve a great many things, with outstanding results. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2016, Noel Neeson BEd (Glasgow) NPQH. It is never easy taking over from a long serving and much loved head, but Noel has managed to take staff, parents and children with him on a journey of discovery, renewal and challenge. Everyone tells us Noel puts children at the centre of everything. He aims to be the champion of the ‘invisible’ child and sees Blue Coat as a school that fights for every child, not just the very bright or very weak, but all. The changes he has introduced are all about what will make an even better experience for the children while building on the distinguished legacy of Blue Coat. He is a very visible presence around school – parents feel he uses every opportunity to meet and talk to them. His...

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Special Education Needs

SEN for senior school is as per the existing GSG entry. Pre-Prep, small group 'booster' sessions for English and Maths in years 1 and 2. Prep: 1-1 withdrawal for learning support for children with SN, eg those with dyslexia. The needs of gifted and talented children are provided for by a differentiated approach to teaching. The school's extensive programme of extra-curricular activities provides additional opportunities for the most able children. The school hosts specialist masterclasses for gifted and talented children within Blue Coat and the local community. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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