Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School

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The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School, Chester
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Motto Known. Nurtured. Inspired
Established 1984
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Ian Wilson
Chair David Walsh
Location Vaughans Lane
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 5XF
England
53°11′03″N 2°51′59″W / 53.18422°N 2.86636°W / 53.18422; -2.86636Coordinates: 53°11′03″N 2°51′59″W / 53.18422°N 2.86636°W / 53.18422; -2.86636
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
DfE URN 111455 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 144
Students 1,022
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Colours Navy Blue / Mint Green
Website www.bishopschester.co.uk//

The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School is a secondary school in Chester, United Kingdom. It is an academy and has STEM Assured status.

Ofsted rated the School 'Good' in an inspection in March 2015.[1] It is also one of ten schools in the UK to have achieved STEM assured status.[2]

School history[edit]

The Bishops’ Blue Coat Church of England High School was founded in 1984 after an agreement between Cheshire County Council and the Church of England. The Bishops of Chester and Birkenhead were instrumental in the school’s foundation.

The Bishops’ High School is the only Anglican secondary school in the Cheshire West & Chester Local Authority and at present one of only two within the Chester Diocese. The other, Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, is in Warrington.

Since 1984 the school has grown in size. In 2016/17, there were 1,022 pupils.

Academy status[edit]

The results of a consultation between 14 December 2010 and 13 January 2011 indicated a clear majority of parents, staff and the wider community to be in favour of the school applying for Academy Status. The Bishop of Chester, the Diocesan Board of Education and the Blue Coat Foundation expressed their support for the change of status, and The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School became an Academy on 1 April 2011.

2017 Exam Results[edit]

In 2017, 74% of A Level students obtained A* to C grades. 447 A and A* grades were awarded in 2017, with 72% of GCSE students achieving 5+ A* to C grades.[3]

The School Reception and the "W" Block

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References[edit]

  1. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  2. ^ Jones, Leah (2017-10-18). "Bishops' High School achieves prestigious STEM assured status". chesterchronicle. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  3. ^ "The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School". www.bishopschester.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-12.