Blue Coat School is regularly oversubscribed and as such many parents are not allocated a place.

If you apply for a Year 7 place and are unsuccessful in gaining a place your child’s name will automatically be placed on the waiting list which will remain in operation until the end of the Autumn Term. You must inform the Local Authority by the end of the Autumn Term if you wish your child to remain on the waiting list.

Once your child’s name is on the waiting list you have the right to appeal against the Governors’ decision not to admit your child. If you wish to appeal please contact Mrs Curtis via the contact us page.

Appeals are processed by the Diocesan Board of Education and are completely independent of Blue Coat School.

In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates

  • Tuesday 19 March
  • Wednesday 17 April
  • Thursday 23 May
  • Tuesday 18 June
  • Wednesday 10 July
  • Wednesday 25 September
  • Wednesday 16 October
  • Thursday 14 November
  • Wednesday 11 December

Main Round Appeals – Secondary (National Offer Day – on 1st March 2024

Deadline for appeals to be lodged – 3rd May 2024

Appeals to be heard week commencing – 20th May 2024

Late appeals will be heard within the statutory timescales published in the School Admission Appeals Code