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Academy Name
Bluecoat Primary Academy

Postal address
Harvey Road, Beechdale, Nottingham. NG8 3BB

Telephone No.
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

Please find our Admission Arrangements by viewing our Admissions page.

Admissions Page

Exclusions arrangements:

Please see our Behaviour Policy for our exclusion arrangements:

Behaviour Statement of Practice

You can view our Behaviour Policy here

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:

Final Ofsted Report

Progress & Results 2022 23

Once we have our Key Stage 2 data you will be able to see how we compare to other schools via this link:

Statutory Assessment Dates 2021-2022

Year GroupAssessment DetailsDates of Assessment
ReceptionBaseline AssessmentWith first six weeks at school
Year 2Phonics ScreeningSecond Half Term
Year 1Phonics ScreeningWeek commencing 6th June
Year 2KS1 SATSDuring May
Year 4Multiplication Table CheckWithin 3 weeks from Monday 6th June
Year 6Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Papers 1 & 2Monday 9th May
Year 6English ReadingTuesday 10th May
Year 6Mathematics Papers 1 & 2Wednesday 11th May
Year 6Mathematics Paper 3Thursday 12th May

For more information on our curriculum please click here

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.

To view our academy policies please click here.

For more information about our SEND provision, including our local offer, SEND report and disability accessibility plan, please click here.

Equality Objectives

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
Aspley Lane
Tel: 0115 929 7445

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Bluecoat Academy Primary
Harvey Road

Tel: 0115 900 7200

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