The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School
Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
About The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School is a co-educational secondary school with sixth form in Great Boughton, Chester. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,063 students on the school roll, including 181 in the sixth form. The Stagecoach Theatre Arts school is hosted on site.
The school was founded in 1984 and its motto is "Known, Nurtured, Inspired". It has held academy status since 2011.
Values and vision
The Bishops' Blue Coat CE High School prides itself on being a church school with a strong academic curriculum, guiding learners through what is often a seven-year educational journey. The secondary school’s vision, values and aims are clearly and explicitly articulated, providing impetus and direction for its Christian character. The Christian family atmosphere which is fostered helps students to develop a sense of self-worth and responsibility.
Sporting prowess is an important part of school life at Bishops' Blue Coat. The school boasts modern and extensive facilities, such as a sports hall, cricket pitches, athletics track and tennis court. Academic facilities include nine science laboratories and 31 classrooms with ICT projectors.
“Students in the sixth form make good progress in a wide range of subjects. The school offers a wide and balanced range of courses designed to meet the needs of students and based upon their prior attainment. The courses prepare students well for their next stage and a large majority progress to higher education. Teaching is consistently good and the impact of some is outstanding; consequently, students make good progress.”