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 and a rich set of opportunities that support and challenge our learners so they are equipped to succeed. Through their engagement in society at Bishops’ and beyond, students make a positive difference through their wise action and a sense of responsibility. Our students’ initiative, drive and resilience will enable them to flourish and live ‘life in all its fullness.’ (John 10:10).
We will challenge and support each individual to strive for progress and self-improvement throughout their seven-year journey in order to fulfil their whole potential and view education as a lifelong process.
We aspire to provide sequential, subject based learning in a confident outward-looking Christian community embedding our core curriculum principles of Dignity and Respect, Hope and Aspiration, Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills in all aspects of school life. These support our learners on their personal, academic and spiritual journeys and help them to become positive members of society with a deep understanding of Christian and British values. We believe in a curriculum that supports students to achieve exam results of which they and their families are proud and in turn prepare students for their chosen next steps.
The Bishops’ Blue Coat school curriculum is based on embedding our key principles and values across all areas of study, nurturing and developing our young people to explore their talents to the full within a wide and rich curriculum that provides experience and opportunities for all. We promote a seven year journey of study ensuring a broad base of learning for as long as possible before some choices are made at the end of Year 9. All our Key Stage 4 courses have progression opportunities beyond the age of 16, either into a College of Further Education or our Sixth Form, dependant on meeting entry requirements. There is a wide range and variety of courses available within the Sixth Form, together with enrichments programmes that prepare our students for the next stage, beyond the Bishops’ Blue Coat School in Higher Education, Apprenticeships or employment.
We believe that quality homework plays an important part in the learning and development of our pupils. Regular homework is set in all subjects using a specialised web-based system called ShowMyHomework. This application alerts both pupils and parents to the set homework and also tracks their progress.