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Bablake is an HMC independent co-educational day school, founded in 1344 and welcoming girls since 1975. An even balance of boys and girls have high aspirations, share rich opportunities and encourage one another in their endeavours. Bablake has a Christian foundation and ethos, but attracts and welcomes pupils of diverse beliefs and backgrounds. Its cultural and social diversity is a major strength of the school and lends it a distinctive character.

Our mission, aims and ethos

To provide an excellent and stimulating education for boys and girls, by developing character, intellect and physical well being within a happy, scholarly and caring community.

The School Aims

  • to provide well-qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic staff, who enable pupils to enjoy their education and to fulfil their academic potential whilst at school
  • to encourage the growth of reflection, intellectual curiosity and creativity, within a spirit of independent and co-operative learning
  • to value and support each individual, providing a high quality of pastoral care, and nurturing self-esteem and mutual respect, in partnership with parents
  • to provide a challenging and balanced curriculum, which prepares pupils for adulthood, enabling them to succeed in higher education and their chosen careers, and equipping them with skills for life
  • to offer a wide range of activities and opportunities for enrichment, enabling pupils to develop sporting and cultural interests through participation with others
  • to celebrate achievement and success in all areas of endeavour, within a purposeful and secure community
  • to encourage the development of character, a sense of responsibility, spiritual values, and a strong personal and moral code, leading to the highest standards of behaviour and consideration for others
  • to welcome pupils of diverse beliefs and backgrounds
  • to promote an awareness of the world beyond school, a generosity of spirit, and a sense of service to the wider community
  • to live out the values of peace and reconciliation, both personally and in harmony with others


The school is an International Cross of Nails School (ICONS), linked to the Community of the Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral and committed as part of our life and ethos to the mission of the city of Coventry: Peace and Reconciliation.

The school occupies an attractive, green site approximately 1 mile from Coventry city centre, and is easily accessible by road from surrounding towns and villages. Coventry itself is undergoing healthy regeneration after the loss of some manufacturing industry, and is surrounded by some beautiful countryside in the heart of England. The school enjoys the educational, artistic and historical benefits of its proximity to Warwick and Coventry Universities, Birmingham, Royal Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Co-curricular activities, including sport, music, drama, the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme and numerous clubs and societies are enthusiastically pursued and supported by staff and pupils alike, as is a vigorous programme of community service and charity fundraising. There is a full and varied programme of visits, trips and tours, both at home and abroad.

I love my school, mainly because of my friends, but also because of the school itself. I think everyone should consider coming to Bablake.

40 acres

of additional playing fields