An Education For All
Year 3 Bursaries and Scholarships Available
An Education For All
Year 3 Bursaries and Scholarships Available
An Education For All
Year 3 Bursaries and Scholarships Available

A Life Changing Opportunity

The Blue Coat School, Birmingham, was founded as a Charity School in 1722.

To this day we continue to financially support children to attend The Blue Coat School with Bursaries of up to 100% of school fees. These are awarded each year to children entering Year 3 in September.

“BCS is a family taking the child under its protective blue coat, it fills them with hope and opens the windows of opportunity. I can never thank you all enough for the support and care you've shown us. It's been a magical time for Georgina and every child should get the chance to open those gates.” Bursary Parent
“The bursary award has opened up some amazing opportunities that Noah couldn't have had in other places in terms of the great facilities that the school offers, fantastic teachers and the extra curricular enrichment.” Bursary Parent
“The bursary award allowed my daughter to gain access to sports such as hockey with the use of a fantastic astro turf, fencing and swimming facilities just to name a few. This early exposure to a variety of sports has instilled in her the importance of teamwork, leadership, communication and listening skills and most importantly her enjoyment of sport.” Bursary Parent
“I cannot thank Blue Coat enough for the opportunities the school has given to us in preparing my daughter for the 11+ exams and life beyond Blue Coat. This past year has shown how resilient the School is, with the pupils’ mental health and physical wellbeing at the forefront in whatever the School plans.” Bursary Parent
“Jack comes out of school with a smile on his face and a spring in his step, and he is loving Blue Coat life! I know he is loving the challenge and variety of his school days. Blue Coat will bring out the best in Jack, and I am so very grateful for the opportunity the School has given him.” Bursary Parent
“I have found that all staff go above and beyond to help the children achieve whilst ensuring that their wellbeing and happiness are at the forefront. The facilities at Blue Coat are second to none and Milo has had opportunities which he would never have had otherwise and for that I will be eternally grateful. I only wish he could stay at Blue Coat past Year 6!” Bursary Parent
“The facilities for IT, Art and access to such a vast range of books in the Library has really helped our son’s confidence in believing he can achieve great things. His attitude towards school has changed since joining The Blue Coat School and this is reflected through the way he comes across to all family and friends; this is a great reflection on the school and staff.” Bursary Parent
“Blue Coat was the best option to bring out the best in our daughter. She was rewarded with a bursary in Year 3 and is still reaping the benefits of it. Academically she is much brighter, confident and most of all loving each moment she is spending at school.” Bursary Parent

Join Us

Joining at Year 3, your child will enjoy a varied curriculum including subjects such as French, STEM, Humanities, Creative Arts, Music and lots of Sport! Our facilities are second to none and include an indoor swimming pool, astro, Science Lab, Creative Arts Studio and Multi-Media Centre with a giant green screen.

At The Blue Coat School, we will prepare your child for the 11+ examinations. We have a strong track record of academic achievement with Year 6 pupils gaining places at grammar and independent schools, many also gaining scholarships for academic, music and sporting achievement.





The Blue Coat School has a Bursary Fund which supports up to 30 children at any one time. There are children benefiting from 100% fees discount, along with a number of smaller awards. The Awards are means tested and will take into account things such as your total household income, equity, number of siblings etc.

A 100% Bursary will cover all school fees, a uniform allowance, plus two extra curricular activities e.g. a club or an instrumental lesson in school.

Entry to Year 3 is determined by an Entrance Test which assesses English and Maths. For pupils joining in September 2023, the Entrance Test will take place on Saturday 3 February 2024. The deadline for bursary enquiries for 2024 entrance is Friday 19 January 2024. You can also make an enquiry for future years by completing the form below.

Following the Entrance Test, shortlisted applicants are invited for an informal meeting with a senior member of staff. In addition Bursary applicants will receive a Home Visit to discuss their application further with a School Representative, currently a member of Bursary Administration Limited.

Make an Enquiry

Please note, these bursaries are only for children entering Year 3 (age 7) in September 2024.
Please note, these bursaries are only for children entering Year 3 (age 7) in September 2024. Children currently in Year 3 and moving into Year 4 or above in September 2024 are not eligible.
By indicating your income bracket we will be able to advise on the level of support we may give you.

Get in Touch

Please feel free to get in touch to find out more:

Mrs Rachel Kearney – Admissions Registrar Mrs Maxine Wilkinson – Finance Assistant
T: 0121 410 6807 T: 0121 410 6805
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The Blue Coat School also offers 4 Academic and 2 Music Scholarships worth a 25% discount on fees. These are not means tested, they are awarded based on performance in our Entrance Test or Music Audition. To find out more please visit our School Website.