Pastoral Care and Additional Support

We want all of our students to achieve and grow, academically and personally, regardless of circumstances. We are an inclusive community, we celebrate diversity and we encourage students to explore and challenge differences so that we learn from each other.

We also recognise that the path through A-levels does not always run smoothly. Exam stress, mental health concerns and other life challenges can cause anxiety and can be overwhelming. Our healthy, positive relationships between staff and students engender a supportive community where we work together to overcome adversity.

However, when things don’t go to plan or when extra help is needed, our pastoral and safeguarding teams are on hand to support and guide students through their Blue Coat journey.

Sixth Form Pastoral Officer

The positive mental and physical health of our students is a priority for our sixth form and we are proud of the support that we provide. We have a dedicated Pastoral Officer who advises, coaches and mentors our students. They build positive relationships with all members of our student community and plays a key role in monitoring progress both academically and emotionally. Our Pastoral Support Officer is a qualified Mental Health First Aider and has strong links with a number of outside agencies which support the wellbeing of our students.

Student Support and Medical Officer

Our Medical Officer is on hand to assess the medical and welfare needs of our students, and administer front-line First Aid. They also co-ordinate, administer and maintain Individual Health Care Plans for students with specific medical needs in conjunction with parents and any other relevant healthcare professionals and ensure that students with ongoing medical needs are supported at Blue Coat in line with their Individual Health Care Plans.


We aim to meet the needs of all our students, not only whilst they are studying at Blue Coat but also to prepare them for post-18 education, employment or training.  Students with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) receive additional bespoke support and guidance to ensure that they can achieve their potential, this is discussed as part of the application process.  

For any advice, support and guidance related directly to Blue Coat or to report an issue in relation to SEND please contact us by clicking here.

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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.