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The Blue Coat CofE School

The Blue Coat School is the Lead School for the Manchester Nexus School Centred Initial Teacher Training Provider (SCITT).

Manchester Nexus SCITT exists for children and young people: improving their life chances, instilling the joy of learning, and nurturing their development and achievement. An unequivocal focus on excellence characterises our work, ensuring that everything we do is firmly rooted in the values that drive us – hope for the future, personalised learning and social justice.

Our mission is to train teachers who will inspire, challenge and support all their pupils, both now and in the future. Nexus teachers are committed. They are skilful, creative specialists in their subjects and age ranges who continuously develop their practice and help others to do the same. Our training fosters resilience with a balanced approach that recognises the importance of personal wellbeing amid the demands of this great profession.

About our school experience


At the taster day you will observe lessons, meet our pupils, and spend time in classrooms. Meet previous trainees and early career teachers and get to ask them the questions you would like answering. Learn more about our school-led route and how it is different to a university-led route. Find out about how to apply and what makes a strong application. Discover more about the interview process and pick up useful hints and tips. Find out more about the profession of teaching and how you will be developed once you complete your training year.

Start and finish times
8:30am to 1:45pm
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Manchester Nexus SCITT

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Please note these dates are only suitable if you are applying to Manchester Nexus SCITT or you are exploring your options and looking for a suitable provider.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Egerton Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ
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Not available on site

We recommend Bradshaw Street Pay & Display car park, off Rock Street which is a very short distance from the school. Please note the car park accepts coins only, so please bring enough change and put in the amount for the full day as their won’t be an opportunity to return to your car.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Egerton Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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