Progress & Welfare

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Pastoral Care

Wellbeing is at the heart of all we do at Blue Coat School. We pride ourselves on cultivating a unique learning community that aims for continual progress and helps our students fulfil their God given potential.

Every member of Blue Coat School staff accepts responsibility for the academic and personal development of their students. Immediate responsibility for the personal welfare of each student rests with the form tutors who register attendance, monitor academic progress and promote general wellbeing. However, our dedicated team of pastoral support staff and teaching Heads of House are also available for parents/carers to contact.

We use rewards to create a positive ethos. As well as rewarding students for 100 percent attendance and punctuality, we reward work of high quality, work that improves on past achievements, and consistent hard work and service to our local community. Our annual Prize Giving Evening is another excellent event where achievements are feted.

Our School has a supportive family atmosphere with a strong sense of community and inclusion. All our students are involved in assemblies and services. Students also volunteer their help and raise money for a number of charitable organisations, and our school takes pride in offering a range of stimulating extra-curricular activities. We understand that all families are different and that it is our role to complement the work of parents/carers, whom we expect to be full partners in supporting and encouraging their children.


At Blue Coat School our rewards system celebrates the achievements and successes of our students inside and outside the classroom. Our students are presented with opportunities to be recognised and praised for their achievements, progress, behaviour and attendance, as well as their individual and team contributions to the school. A regular and fair rewards system is of paramount importance at Blue Coat School, to not only celebrate our student’s successes, but to inspire and motivate others to achieve their very best. Throughout the whole school, we use achievement points fairly and consistently to reward our pupils for a variety of achievements following our ‘Ready, Respectful & Responsible’ ethos, such as:

  • Ready to learn and engaged in learning
  • Excellent presentation of work
  • Exceptional class work or homework
  • Displaying outstanding effort in lesson
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • An act of kindness or generosity or emotional resilience
  • Demonstration of superb progress
  • Attending extra-curricular activities

Positive behaviour points are regularly monitored and celebrated by the Senior Leadership team, Pastoral Team and Tutors, allowing the school to provide instant recognition to students.

School Rewards Pyramid: As well as achievement points, we have a plethora of rewards for our students to celebrate their success and achievements. Please see our Rewards Pyramid below for more detail

Prizegiving – Thursday 4th July 2024

This year we are bringing back the annual Blue Coat tradition of prizegiving. It promises to be a fantastic event where the community can come together to celebrate and recognise students who have made particularly significant contributions to our school and academic life. The event will include short speeches from special guests, musical acts and the opportunity for professional photos.

While most of the prizes will be selected by Blue Coat staff, there are some special awards that we will select based on nominations. These nominations can come from staff, parents/carers and students themselves. Further details, including links to the nomination forms can be found below. Paper copies of the nomination forms are also available from Reception.

Nominations must be received by 6pm on Friday 12th April (3.30pm if delivered to Reception). This allows us to select prize winners and provide invitations to family and friends.

The prizegiving ceremony will take place 6.30-8pm in the Blue Coat Theatre.