SCHOOL COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING CHILDREN AS INDIVIDUALS WHILST PROMOTING CHRISTIAN VALUES OF WISDOM, ENDURANCE, SERVICE, KINDNESS AND HOPE
Blue Coat Church of England Academy has a long-standing and proud history in Walsall, with the school’s origins dating back to 1656.
The Blue Coat Foundation has an impressive record of providing excellent Christian education for students. In the modern world, the lives of young people may be completely different, but the desire to be well educated within a caring family lives on in the heart of staff, students and their families and friends.
We serve a wide and diverse community and are recognised as a good and continually improving school,
committed to developing children as individuals whilst promoting our Christian values of wisdom, endurance, service, kindness and hope.
Our strong Christian ethos is central to all we aspire to achieve and as a community we thrive on developing positive relationships and building mutual respect. This was recognised during an Ofsted inspection in January 2023 which reported: “Blue Coat Church of England Academy is an inclusive school where kindness flourishes. The school’s values include wisdom, service, endurance and hope. The school’s culture is rooted in these values. There are positive relationships between staff and pupils. Staff know their pupils well, and pupils feel cared for.”
We hold high expectations for all students and encourage students, to make the most of their talents, whilst also enjoying the challenge of mastering new or existing skills.
The Christian values on which the school is founded, underpin all aspects of our work and form the basis of our academic and behavioural standards. We have high expectations of everyone at Blue Coat and we strive to continually enhance the Academy as a learning community, looking for ways to develop and improve, embracing new technology and adapting to the demands of the modern world.
We are always looking for ways to learn from past experiences to build a better future. This is the basis of our motto, “Respice Prospice” meaning “Look backward. Look forward”.
We understand the difficulty of choosing the right secondary school for your child and we firmly believe that our family ethos built on strong Christian values provides strong foundations for a smooth transition from primary school into a secondary setting geared towards promoting the academic, personal and spiritual development of all young people.