School Admissions

Bluecoat C of E Primary School admits children into the Foundation Stage Reception Class in the September of the academic year in which they will turn five years old. Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 75. 

Parents, carers and children will be invited in to visit the school once admission has been confirmed and the class teacher will arrange to make a home visit. We offer a “Getting to Know School” induction programme during which the organisation, administration and routines of the school are explained. Parents and carers will have opportunities to find out about the kind of learning experiences their child will meet. They will be informed about how they can get involved in school and also receive ideas on how to support their child at home.

During the induction process the children have the opportunity to spend time in their classroom, to meet their classmates and get to know the adults with whom they will be working. Induction takes place at the end of the term prior to the child starting school.

The school follows the Devon County Council Guidelines for Admissions and our Admissions Policy is available for download in the useful links below.

Nursery Admissions

The Bluecoat Nursery offers high quality care and education in a nurturing and stimulating environment. Children can join the Nursery in the term after their third birthday until their entry into Reception.

Application forms are available from the School Reception or can be downloaded in the Useful Links & Downloads below.

Visiting the School

Prospective parents, carers and children are welcome to come and look around the school. Please contact us to make arrangements.

New Reception Intake - Getting to Know School Programme

If your child is due to start with us in Reception this September, you can find some useful information and videos below. 

The 'Getting to Know School Programme' (GTKS) is a comprehensive programme designed to give new families a thorough introduction to Bluecoat and to allow children to feel welcomed and prepared, ready to start their Bluecoat journey. We look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks!

"You're off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"
Dr. Seuss

Information for Parents & Carers

Information for Parents Booklet - Sept 2023
Useful Skills for Children Starting School in September
Bluecoat Handwriting Script
Bluecoat Numeral Script

Louie Book - A Look Around School

2022 Louie book.pdf

Meet your Reception Teachers: Storytime with Mrs Megson & Mrs Magee

Snail Trail read by Mrs Megson.mp4

Snail Trail by Ruth Brown
Read by Mrs Megson

Superworm read by Mrs Magee.mp4

Superworm by Julia Donaldson
Read by Mrs Magee

The very Busy Spider read by Mrs Megson.mp4

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 
Read by Mrs Megson

Little Robots read by Mrs Megson.mp4

Little Robots by Mike Brownlow
Read by Mrs Megson

Useful Links & Downloads