Bluecoat Primary Academy
Harvey Road, Beechdale, Nottingham. NG8 3BB
0115 900 7200
Enquiries contact name
Heather Trowbridge (Academy Manager)
Name of Headteacher
Mrs S Shaw
Name of Deputy Headteacher
Mr B Jackson
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing Body
Mrs S MacDonald
Name of SENCO
Mrs M Ponty
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. Our most recent Ofsted Inspection was carried out on 1st & 2nd February 2022 and Bluecoat Primary Academy was graded as a Good school and Outstanding in three of the four areas.
We are pleased that the inspectors were able to see the great work that goes on here at Bluecoat Primary Academy, particularly the excellent start we give to our pupils in the Early Years. Which is followed by high quality teaching of a stimulating and effective curriculum, not just in English and Maths but across all subjects of the curriculum. The inspectors could clearly see our STRIVE vision and Christian values being lived out in our school, and often commented on the immense care and nurture given to our pupils.
Our pupils really shone during the inspection – they were able to talk confidently about what they had learnt previously and how this helps them with their current learning. Pupils showed pride in themselves, their work, their classroom and the school. The inspectors were able to see how wonderfully our pupils behave and how well our staff support pupils when things go wrong.
The inspection team were very impressed with our inclusive ethos – in the way that we embrace and celebrate our rich cultural diversity and by the excellent care and ambition we have to ensure our pupils with Special Education Needs are supported to reach their full potential. The inspectors said that they could see that we do not put a ceiling on learning for pupils.
Please click below to read the full report:
|Year Group||Assessment Details||Dates of Assessment|
|Reception||Baseline Assessment||With first six weeks at school|
|Year 2||Phonics Screening||Second Half Term|
|Year 1||Phonics Screening||Week commencing 6th June|
|Year 2||KS1 SATS||During May|
|Year 4||Multiplication Table Check||Within 3 weeks from Monday 6th June|
|Year 6||Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Papers 1 & 2||Monday 9th May|
|Year 6||English Reading||Tuesday 10th May|
|Year 6||Mathematics Papers 1 & 2||Wednesday 11th May|
|Year 6||Mathematics Paper 3||Thursday 12th May|
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. Please follow the click below for the Vision, Aims and Values section of our website for more information:
Bluecoat Primary is part of Archway Learning Trust, therefore our policies are agreed centrally. Where relevant, we also produce a ‘Statement of Practice’ to explain how these policies are put into practice at our academy.
To view the ALT policies and our Academy Statements of Practice, please click here.
Details for the Governance of Archway Learning Trust can be accessed by clicking the link here. This will detail things like our: annual accounts; 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:
Clerk to the Bluecoat Primary AAB
Archway Learning Trust
Tel: 0115 929 7445
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