Bluecoat Primary Academy
Harvey Road, Beechdale, Nottingham. NG8 3BB
0115 900 7200
Enquiries contact name
Heather Trowbridge (Office Manager)
Name of Headteacher
Mrs S Shaw
Name of Deputy Headteacher
Mr C Smith
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body
Mrs P Burrell
Name of SENCO
Mrs S Skov
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages and publishing those outcomes online.
We are therefore subject to inspection by Ofsted. However, since becoming a Primary School, we have not yet been inspected; once this does take place the report will be accessible below.
Before we became our own Primary School, we were part of Bluecoat Academy which was rated as at least ‘good’ in all areas.
Bluecoat’s curriculum is a creative framework designed to promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge & understanding, develop transferable skills and develop a love of learning. A framework consisting of six domains ensures a multi-faceted approach that enables all children to develop a deep understanding of the subjects that they are taught. Teachers plan for learning, not lessons, guiding children through big ideas or themes in order for them to progressively master key concepts. We provide relevant opportunities to apply these by building on children’s interests and drawing from a range of local, national or global themes. Whilst knowledge is at the core of our curriculum, we also believe it is essential that we deliver enriching and memorable experiences as well as develop transferable skills. We strive for our children to leave us as knowledgeable, capable, empowered individuals, strongly guided by their values.
If you would like to find out more please download the Bluecoat Curriculum Domain Overviews and year group plans below.
At Bluecoat Primary Academy we share a life-long love of learning and celebrate success in all its forms. Our stimulating and challenging curriculum means that each school day is fun and purposeful. In our nurturing and welcoming environment everyone is valued and everybody has a voice. We pride ourselves on our Christian ethos whilst embracing other faiths, ultimately believing in ourselves, in others and in God.
- We strive for the highest standards in all areas of teaching and learning.
- We celebrate each other’s achievements in and out of school.
- Our staff team is passionate about the success of each and every individual.
- We build and utilise strong, supportive links between home, school and the local community.
- We love the fact that our school community is made up of families from different social, cultural and religious backgrounds: at Bluecoat we value everyone, whoever you are and wherever you come from.
- We prepare all children to make exceptional contributions to the global society.
- We enrich lives spiritually, culturally, emotionally and morally.
- We value positive behaviour, attitudes and manners.
Child Friendly School Aims
These aims are communicated to the children through the use of the acronym STRIVE. Based on John 10:10, we talk to the children about “Striving for life in all its fullness”:
|S||Success||We set ourselves challenges and celebrate our successes|
|T||Take Care||We take care of ourselves, each other and the world|
|R||Resilience||We try, try and try try again|
|I||Integrity||We do the right thing, even when no one is watching|
|V||Values||We are guided by our Christian Values (Peace, hope, forgiveness, friendship, compassion, trust, justice, thankfulness)|
|E||Engage||We engage to be part of something special and to make a difference|
For more information about our SEN provision please click the link below:
Please see below for our Special Educational Needs Report and other supporting documents:
Details for the Governance of Archway Learning Trust can be accessed by clicking the link here. This will detail things like our: annual accounts; business and pecuniary interests; governance arrangements; Trust annual report; memorandum and articles of association; membership; and funding agreement.
For the statutory information on our Academy Advisory Board, click here to go to the main governance page.
You can contact the Academy Advisory Board through the Clerk:
Simon Hudson – Clerk to the Governors
Archway Learning Trust
Tel: 0115 929 7445 extension 3036
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