Definition of blue coat school in English:

blue coat school

noun

  • A charity school at which pupils wear blue coats; specifically. Christ's Hospital, originally situated in Newgate, London, now in Horsham, West Sussex; (later more generally) any charity school; now also in the names of conventional schools, some of which were originally charity schools.

    Related blue coat girl
    , Related blue coat boy
    , and Related Blue Coat Hospital

Origin

Early 18th century.