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  • The Blue Coat School
    Church Road
    Wavertree
    Liverpool
    Merseyside
    L15 9EE
  • Head: Mr Michael Pennington Bsc, Pgce, Npqh
  • T 0151 733 1407
  • F 01517 340982
  • W www.bluecoatsc…iverpool.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Liverpool
  • Pupils: 1015
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Sixth Form - January each year and Year 7 is July each year
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st November 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st February 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The Liverpool Blue Coat School is a mixed selective school for students from 11-18, which converted to Academy status on 1st March 2012. It is over 300 years old so is rich in tradition yet is forward-looking in ideas and technology. The School Curriculum has an academic focus yet there are many events and activities which make The Blue Coat School experience very exciting and rewarding.

The School admits 120 students into Year 7 (from September 2015 the School will admit 150 students) irrespective of gender, based on the outcome of the School's Entrance Test, for those transferring from Year 6 Primary School to Year 7 Secondary School.

The School's Open Evening for Year 7 Admissions is held at the beginning of July each year.

The Blue Coat School Sixth Form is the largest in the city, with 200 students in the current Year 12 and over 180 in Year 13; There are over 20 A level courses to choose from. Details of the A level courses can be found in the Sixth Form Handbook, downloadable from the School website from 23 January 2015.

Entry requirements: All students must attain a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-B including grade A*-B in English (either English Language or English Literature) and Maths.
All students must also meet the entry criteria for each subject as detailed in the Handbook
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Studies at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Economics at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Business Studies: Single at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)

School associations

State grammar school

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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