The Blue Coat School A GSG School
- The Blue Coat School
- Head: Mr Noel Neeson
- T 01214 106800
- F 01214 547757
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.thebluecoatschool.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Birmingham
- Pupils: 564
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £7,737 - £11,898 pa
- Open days: January, May, October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Lots of children get their first experience of performance – singing, playing, public speaking – in the chapel environment, opportunities parents really value. The school reflects Birmingham’s multi-cultural population and, while maintaining its Christian identity, focuses on the shared values between all the faith groups that are represented. And it works. ‘The children simply don’t...
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
Since September 2016, Noel Neeson BEd NPQH (40s), previously head of St Peter's Lympstone. Educated at Notre Dame High in Glasgow before reading maths at his native city’s university. A lifelong supporter of Celtic, he spent two years as a prep school teacher at St Aloysius College in Glasgow before moving south of the border to Crackley Hall, Kenilworth, where he became deputy head. Turned around a failing Catholic primary school in Leamington Spa before being appointed to St Peter’s. Married to Juliet (whom he met on the staff at Crackley Hall); they have a young daughter and son.
Usually at age 2 into pre-prep or 7 into prep when number of forms expands. Waiting list for the new-build nursery. Most children signed up at or near birth. Most move up through the school. Some...
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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|