About The Blue Coat School

The Blue Coat School is steeped in history; the original school being founded over 300 years ago and situated in the oldest building in the heart of the city centre. Since then, there have been numerous changes to the school and substantial investments to rebuild and refurbish the site to The Blue Coat School we know today.

At present the school is a mixed selective state school for students aged 11-18 and in March 2012 was converted to academy status. The school was recognised by Ofsted in 2012 as outstanding in all areas and is notable for its high academic standards and outcomes, making it one of the most desirable schools in the north west.

Admissions process 

Entrance Exam

Saturday 10 October: Year 7 September 2021 Entrance Test

Students are selected for entry into year 7 by sitting an Entrance Test at the beginning of year 6 (September). Parents who wish to enter their child for the test must do so via the schools website and applications must be received by the date stated.

The entrance test consists of a Mathematics test (50 minutes) and an English test (50 minutes) and is marked out of a score of 320. 

Places are allocated according to the following criteria;

  • Up to 27 places will be available to the highest scoring applicants who are eligible for free school meals and who achieve an entrance test score of 213 or more.
  • The remaining places will be available to all other highest scoring applicants.

Places at the school are highly sought after with over 1000+ applicants sitting the entrance test and only 180 students being admitted each year.

Preparing early for the test is essential with many students seeking the support of a private maths tutor and a private English tutor to enhance their chances and ensure they are confident when it comes to the day of the exam.

Blue Coat School Fees

The Blue Coat School is a selective state school with academy status and therefore there are no fees to attend the school.

Blue Coat School Contact Details

The Liverpool Blue Coat School
Church Road
Wavertree
Liverpool
L15 9EE

Blue Coat School Office Opening Hours:


Term Time: 8.00am – 4.30pm
School Holidays: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Telephone: 0151 733 1407
Headteacher: Mrs Scilla Yates