Welcome from the Headteacher

   A warm welcome to The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School and our website.

It is a great privilege to introduce myself as the new Headteacher at Bishop’s since my recent appointment in October 2018.
 In my capacity as the Acting Headteacher since March, we have made rapid improvements and achieved much, including being judged as a ‘Good’ school in our Church of England SIAMS inspection, an increase in the Year 7 intake of students and an exceptionally positive and busy Open evening.
 I am ambitious for our journey ahead in creating a culture where students are protected and feel safe, growing a strong sense of community and a belief in the potential that every student will succeed.
 As a fully inclusive Church of England school we welcome all students. Our long history and tradition of Christian foundations provides a strong ethos of care and respect for others. To support students in exploring their potential we encourage them to participate in the diverse range of extra-curricular learning opportunities that we offer which include, sport, Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Silver), music and many other clubs. 
Year 7 students have settled in exceptionally well this term and are making great progress. To support Year 11 students and parent/carers this term in the preparation for mock examinations in December we have held revision preparation sessions. There is also a Year 11 Exam evening later this month for parents and carers which will explain the timeline for the GCSE exams and the revision support for students. This is strongly recommended. 
As Headteacher I am keen to hear your views so that we can work together in providing the best outcomes for your children. Our Parent Forums provide a great opportunity to do this, the next one being in January. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the exciting events this term including the Autumn concert and Leavers Presentation evening. 
Kind regards, 
Martin Henton: Headteacher