Centenary Service at the Cathedral

During this centenary year, all 75 Church of England schools in the Diocese have taken part in a pilgrimage of the Cross of Nails. Since January the Cross of Nails has been passed from school to school in special handover ceremonies culminating in a thanksgiving service at Coventry Cathedral on the 28th November.

Pupils, staff and local clergy from all 75 schools were at the service. The service started with a procession of colourful banners from each school in the nave before Bishop Christopher led Leigh Church of England Academy’s version of the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation. During the service there was an exciting dramatic performance of the story of Joseph from Knightlow Primary School and beautiful choir performances from Blue Coat School & Music College and the Revel Primary School.

Bishop Christopher spoke about the story of the Cross of Nails from the perspective of the piece of metal that was made into the nails that held together the old Cathedral roof and thanksgiving prayers were lead by teachers, students and members of the DBE.

Overall, the service was a great celebration of the schools in our diocese and a chance to thank God for 100 years of the Diocese of Coventry.

Year 10 | Work Experience

Dear Year 10 Parents/Guardians.

I can confirm that work experience for Year 10 will take place over one week, starting the 8th July – 12th July.

We genuinely believe the two week mock period is vital for the year 10 pupils to experience the exams the Summer of year 11 will bring. As the official GCSE and A level exams do not conclude until the week of 24th June, the mocks can only run from the 24th June to the 5th July.

For any families who have already sought a 2 week placement, apologies, and Mrs Jones our careers advisor will be happy to support you in contacting the employer to amend the dates.

Regards
Lisa Henden
Deputy Headteacher

2020/21 Coventry Term Dates Consultation

Coventry Local Authority are currently conducting a survey on the preference of term dates for the academic year 2020-21.  If you would like to express you preference please read the attached documents which show the two options for term dates and complete the Survey Monkey voting form by clicking on the link below.  Please note, this survey will close 2pm Wednesday 31st October.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H9S3GRS

GCSE Results Success

Blue Coat students continue to perform very well at GCSE. The 2018 statistics prove that a Blue Coat education ‘adds value’ to the potential that students display when they start their Blue Coat journey.

Over 78% of entries met the revised threshold of 4+ /C+.

Over one in ten results met the revised exceptional achievement rating of 8-9 / A*.

Results in the core subjects of Mathematics and English remain particularly high. In English 86% of students scored at 4+ whilst in Mathematics the score was also very high at 82%.

25 students achieved at least 8 passes in the 7-9 / A*- A category and 15 of these students achieved at least 10 results at this level.  Such scores are exceptional.

Headteacher, Victoria Shelley, commented “It is so pleasing to see so many of our students achieving their ambitions and gaining their passport to future aspirations.”

Deputy Headteacher, Lisa Henden added: “On the back of these results the number of students applying to our sixth form will exceed expectations.  We are particularly pleased that so many of our students have achieved excellent results in what are considered to be the most demanding subjects.”

A Level Result Success

Blue Coat CE School & Music College are pleased to announce a bumper crop of A level and BTEC results for the 2018 season. The school has built even further upon the impressive results of 2017.

Over 360 A level examinations were sat in the summer of 2018 and of these entries well over 50% scored in the A*-B bracket. The overall pass rate was 99.5%.

BTEC results were similarly impressive. Over 70% of students who took the Extended Diploma scored at A*-B equivalent and all students who took the BTEC Diploma scored at A*-B equivalent.

Victoria Shelley, Headteacher, said “Our students deserve to be proud of all they have achieved. Their results are testament to their hard work and the tremendous support they have received from both their teachers and their parents.”

Jennifer Davoile, Head of Post 16, said “It is so pleasing to witness the many and varied achievements of our students. A Blue Coat education has enabled so many of our pupils to achieve their dreams and pursue their future goals. Our students will have the confidence to rise to future challenges and have ignited their career aspirations.”

Students both met and exceeded expectations. There were numerous individual successes. The highlights include Mark Lynch (4 A*) Kiera Parker (3 A*); Bethan Rees and Thomas Poole(2A* A);    Kathryn Torpey, Abbas Esufali, Joseph Duque-Lopez and Robert Ellard  (A* 2A); Naomi Davis, Joseph Friend, Daniel Gummadi (3 A).

Amongst the numerous BTEC success stories Daisy Mitchell and Katie Murray received Triple Distinctions.

These results will inspire those who follow.

Head Boy, Thomas Poole commented: “It is so encouraging and confidence building when you can go to teachers with difficult questions and not only come out with good answers but feel empowered to do even better.”