Our Vision

The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School is an exciting place to be.

We know, nurture, and inspire our community to be the best version of themselves through a better understanding of the Christian faith, our core values, and a rich set of opportunities. Students achieve academically whilst growing personally and spiritually.

Through their engagement in society and beyond, our students make a positive difference through wise action, resilience, and a sense of responsibility.

Our community is enabled to live life guided by Jesus, to flourish and have “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10)

Our Mission

  • We are a Christian, non-selective and inclusive 11-18 academy
  • We are small enough to know everybody, whilst being able to offer a broad curriculum and a range of opportunities that develop talents and abilities to the full
  • We aim to maintain long-term financial and environmental sustainability and be a positive force in the community
  • We support students to achieve exam results of which they and their families are proud and in turn prepare students for their chosen next steps
  • We strive for excellence


What does ‘Known Nurtured Inspired’
mean to our school community?


Our students are known. Together with our staff, students take a learning journey through school and also a spiritual journey to be known by God and to know themselves.

Together as a community we know and demonstrate Christian values of compassion, courage, creativity and hope.


Our students are nurtured. Through a challenging curriculum, all students are encouraged to develop the best of their talents.

Our pastoral programme nurtures young people to succeed and gain the best academic and destination outcomes possible.


Our students are inspired. Our expert staff deliver learning experiences both in and out the classroom that will light fires of passion in students.

Through challenge and mentoring, excellent facilities and a wide range of opportunities to learn, students are in turn inspired and equipped to achieve and excel.