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 2021 - 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

GTKS Video - Information for Parents & Carers

Louie Book 2021 - A Look Around School

2021 Louie Book

Meet your Teacher: Storytime with Mrs Harris & Mrs Zaharia

GTKS 2021 - Storytime - Jim and the Beanstalk

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
Read by Mrs Harris

GTKS 2021 - It's the Bear!.mp4

It's the Bear! by Jez Alborough
Read by Mrs Zaharia

Useful Skills for Children Starting School in September
GTKS 2021 - Storytime - The Very Greedy Bee

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman
& Jack Tickle -
Read by Mrs Harris

GTKS 2021 - Supertato Veggies Assemble.mp4

Supertato Veggies Assemble by Sue Hendra
& Paul Linnet -
Read by Mrs Zaharia

Bluecoat Handwriting Script
GTKS 2021 - The Very Lazy Ladybird.mp4

The Very Lazy Ladybird by Isobel Finn
& Jack Tickle -
Read by Mrs Harris

GTKS 2021 - No-Bot the Robot.mp4

No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom
Sue Hendra - Read by Mrs Harris

Bluecoat Numeral Script

Useful Links & Downloads

Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (revised Jan 21)
Admissions: Exceptional or Medical Needs SIF 2021-2022
Admissions Policy 2022-2023
Nest & Nursery Prospectus
Early Years Application Form (Nursery)