September Information – Year 11 to Post 16 Transition

Welcome to Blue Coat School!

This page is dedicated to Year 11’s and your transition into Year 12 at Blue Coat School.

Due to the current situation with coronavirus, we are having to do things a little differently this year. We are all having to get used to doing things in ways we are not used to but we are trying to make sure you have the best start to your time at Blue Coat as we possibly can! Please use the links below to access key information.


Click Here for Sixth Form Handbook

Click Here for Sixth Form Uniform Policy

Click Here for Sixth Form Bridging Work

Careers Latest News

Careers Latest News

Providing excellent careers information and resources for parents and students.




Discover your path to the right career HERE. A great tool for all students, especially those in years 9-13.

For Careers Top Tips Click Here

Wheel of Strengths: What career is right for me? (For Years 10 to 13)

Thinking about what career options might suit you? Try out this wheel of strength to see where your unique talents could take you.

Visit Barclays Life Skills Here

10 steps to exploring careers in lockdown

Click HERE to find out more!

Careers Enterprise Newsletter
Click HERE to find out more!

Local FE Colleges plans for recruitment and enrolment of students for September 2020.

This document will be relevant to students in Year 11 who are applying or have applied to do courses at college next year.
For any clarification regarding the content please contact Mrs Garland – Careers Advisor

Local FE Colleges plans for recruitment and enrolment of students for September 2020

Still looking for careers ideas?

Want to develop your work related skills? You will find lots of advice, courses and resources in this document.’

Careers Guidance Information Resource – Year11

Careers Guidance Information Resource – Post16

Useful Links for parents needing support during the school closure

Please find below some useful links to provide parents and carers with support during the school closure


Latest guidance about COVID-19 from the Government can be found HERE

  • Free School Meals information can be found HERE
  • Exam information can be found HERE and HERE
  • Self-Isolation information can be found HERE
  • General FAQ’s regarding Covid-19 can be found HERE
  • If you are worried that a child may be at risk of, or being neglected or abused, let the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) know on 024 7678 8555 (or in an emergency, call 999).


Parenting Support during COVID-19

Parenting Teens during Covid-19

Parenting Children with a disability during Covid-19


Free School Meals (FSM) and Foodbanks and additional financial support

Summer Holiday Breakfast Club – (added 15.07.20)

Free School Meal Entitlement Extension – Families with no access to public funds (added 28.04.20)

Coventry Foodbank  Helping local people in crisis

Family Fund –  The Family Fund charity has been given an extra £10m to support low-income families of disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Online Support

Children’s Society

Triple P Parenting


Coventry Aspire Family Hub  – Website and Facebook

The family hub model is an approach to the delivery of early help services centralised around a building, where a number of different services providing information and support to families, children and young people are based.


Mental Heath support links

The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental well-being and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.


Family Health and Lifestyles Services

South Warwickshire NHS Trust – Letter to parents/carers dated 31st March 2020

Coventry School’s Health Visitor ChatHealth Messaging Service

Parenting Guide – help during school closure

NHS GP AND A&E – still open – click HERE for more information

School Nursing Newsletter May 2020

School Nursing Newsletter June 2020

School Nursing Newsletter July 2020




Government response to SEND Agenda during Covid-19 school closure – letter dated 24th March 2020

Blue Coat School’s advice and information on how to support your child whilst they are learning from home – dated 7th April 2020

Educational Psychology Team service during summer term, SENDIASS and other on-line sessions for Parents and Carers of Children with SEND



Safety Online

THINKUKNOW – online worksheets – useful advice regarding internet safety

Children’s Society – Invite-only online parties




Blue Coat School Curriculum

Blue Coat School – Key Stage Specific Online Resources

Subject Specific resources can be found in the Curriculum sub-menu on the left-hand side

Free Career Planner Workbooks

STEPs are a series of individual student workbooks which take students through the stages of career planning from age 11, right through to planning post-18 options.

The workbooks are progressive and are relevant to each year group. They cover a range of issues to help students to understand more about themselves, find out about careers and the world of work and help them to plan for their future.

Click on the link below to find out more:

Mental Health Matters

Our Mental Health Ambassadors have done a great job in delivering assemblies promoting the simple things that we can all do to improve mental health and well being.


This is a booklet written specifically for Blue Coat which has practical suggestions and who students can be signposted to for support around their mental health.