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Given its wonderful riverside location and fine new boathouse, one might expect trophy cabinets bursting with rowing glory but, so far, Abingdon and Eton are beating them to it. Instead Reading Blue Coat's sporting successes take place on the soccer, rugby, hockey and cricket fields with a number of boys also playing...

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What the school says...

At Blue Coat we pride ourself on being a welcoming and friendly community where every pupil can find their niche. School life is based on trust, courtesy and good will and we pride ourselves on the individual attention that we give all our pupils. We look back on over 350 years of education but believe we are a forward-thinking school, open to fresh ideas, recognising the value of structure and discipline in young people's lives.

Everything that we do is founded on a strong commitment to pastoral care. We hope to nourish a love of learning and a genuine excitement about the possibilities of academic life, while also preparing our students effectively for the challenge of public examinations. There is a rich and varied programme of co-curricular activities which allows for every taste and temperament, Involvement in these activities builds confidence and gives an invaluable sense of perspective.

Visiting Blue Coat is the best possible way to experience how the school works and you will always be assured of a warm welcome. There are regular Open Days or Open Afternoons, weekly small-group visits and individual appointments. Every student will be given a tour of the school by a Sixth Form pupil, following their interview with me or one of my senior colleagues.

Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Independent School for Boys taking Geology (GCSE)

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