As a debut author, I could not have hoped for a more engaged and enthusiastic audience than the Year 7 and 8 boys at Reading Blue Coat School. A big thank you to the pupils and staff for the most fantastic welcome! - Author Jenny LandorMore Student Stories
Year 13 Prefect Katie joined Blue Coat from a local independent school in September 2016. Having looked around at a few Sixth Form options, and attending a few Open events, Katie chose Blue Coat because “I liked the structure – and the different level of interaction between teachers and students.” Katie’s A Level choices include Biology, Maths and Psychology, which will help her to attain her goal of becoming a nurse; she hopes to study Midwifery and Childcare at university – probably at Swansea, East Anglia, Oxford Brookes or Bournemouth. Katie believes that, in addition to helping her to “grow and mature as a person”, Blue Coat has helped her to “get a handle on what I want to do with my...
How has your first week at Blue Coat been? It’s been good – really enjoyable. I haven’t got lost because I’ve found it easy to get around. I haven’t even needed the map! Have you made any new friends? Yes. None of my friends came to Blue Coat from my primary school, but I’ve found it quite easy to make new friends. I met a lot of them at the induction days. What did you enjoy most about the induction days? The activities were fun. How did you feel on your first day of the term? I was a bit nervous, but I felt much better when my new friends arrived. What have you enjoyed the most about your first week at...
Recent Year 13 leaver Andy, one of the stars of Blue Coat's Tech Crew, has been stage managing School productions since the Junior Drama production of "Aladdin" in 2014. Director of Drama, Mrs Coccia Clark, commented, on the final night of "Grease": "Andy is such a good Stage Manager, I often forget he's still a student; he's good enough to work in the West End". The West End is one of the places Andy says he'd like to work - the other being as a set designer for live concerts - but, in the meantime, he has been given an unconditional offer to study Technical Theatre and Stage Management at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), one of the most prestigious drama...