Sixth Form

At Blue Coat we have the highest expectations of all our students. We provide the challenge and support to enable all students to achieve within a Christian environment.

Our extensive curriculum offer means that there are a wide range of courses to suit all learners, including A Levels, BTECs and Technical Awards, in addition to foundation courses that provide a pathway to Level 3 courses. Students at Blue Coat are expected to achieve the very best outcomes and we are proud of the range of student destinations, including Oxford, Cambridge, other tops universities, apprenticeships and employment.

Students in the sixth form are well supported by excellent subject staff, dedicated sixth form leaders and a range of pastoral support networks in order to ensure achievement. We encourage all our students to achieve beyond the academic sphere through a strong emphasis on extra-curricular participation and involvement in the wider life of the school, including sporting, community and performing arts activities and international trips.

Underpinning everything we do at Blue Coat are our Christian values, which mean that all people are treated with love and respect as the school serves the students and its community with generosity, humility and integrity.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you would like more information or a visit. We look forward to receiving your application form.

Mrs V Shelley


Blue Coat Sixth Form is a wonderfully talented, diverse and welcoming environment. Seeing how capable some of our students are can be quite humbling, be it with the quality of art work on display at an exhibition or seeing the level of calculus being solved in the common room.

The quality of provision in the Sixth Form is good (OFSTED) and we work hard to ensure the best possible opportunities for you. We have a strong focus on academic work; but also seek to develop you in other ways. Throughout this prospectus you will see the range of opportunities and possibilities open to you.

Sixth Form is about helping students develop into young adults ready for the next life stage. This is our central purpose. For the first time you get to choose your own curriculum and destination. In the short space of two years, a journey takes place from GCSEs to going to university, the work place or an apprenticeship.

The staff are also amazing and it’s a privilege to work alongside the Sixth Form team. The pastoral support is first rate and there is always someone on hand to help you when needed.

The sense of worship is central to the spiritual life of the Sixth Form. We meet together for communions on a termly basis, where students of all faiths are able to stand together in a collective act of worship, partaking as they feel fit.

Whether you’ve got a chosen career in mind or still have no idea, Blue Coat is a place where you can build on your existing skills, learn new ones and prepare for adult life in many different ways.

We look forward to meeting you.

Miss J Davoile
Head of Sixth Form