Study Facilities

Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

All students in Year 12 have 9 timetabled sessions in the ILC, providing an extra 3 hours per subject of private independent study. Year 13 have 6 timetabled sessions in the ILC. These sessions are supported through additional work/activities that are set by A Level subject teachers. The work covered during these sessions is designed to extend subject knowledge and understanding to help students develop the key skills to become an independent and self-regulating learner.


Year 13 students have priority access to the school library during Periods 1-5. These are quiet work areas where students can work individually on homework and revision.

Sixth Form Mezzanine

The Sixth form Mezzanine is used by Year 13 students when their work involves group activity/discussion. It is also used as a communal area and has facilities such as a vending machine and hot drinks machine.

JT Classroom

The JT Classroom can be used by Year 12 students as their communal area and when work involves group activity/discussion and has facilities such as a vending machine and hot drinks machine.


The Restaurant can also be used by all Sixth Form students for group work and discussion when not in use during lunchtimes.

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The Blue Coat Sixth Form is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.