Old Blues’ Association

Welcome to ROBA!

The Reading Old Blues’ Association (ROBA) was formed in 1904 and helps Old Blues keep in touch with the School and with their fellow alumni.

In addition to receiving the annual Old Blues News, alumni take part in a variety of social and sporting events, including the Annual Dinner, the Daniels Cup cricket match and Reunion Tea, and other Daniels Cup sporting events against the school.

If you would like to register as an Old Blue in order to receive the Old Blues News and invitations to Old Blue events, please contact Blue Coat’s Community Relations Co-ordinator in the Development Office, Sarah Pyper, at spy@rbcs.org.uk or (0118) 933 5889.

Use of Sports Facilities

The School has agreed to allow Old Blues to use some of the sports facilities outside school hours. Please read the attached document for details on what, how and when.

Download information on Old Blues’ Use of School Sporting Facilities



Upcoming events

AGM – February 2019, tbc

Old Blues’ Annual Dinner – 2019, tbc

Daniels Cup cricket – 2019 – tbc

Henley Royal Regatta – The Headmaster warmly invites Old Blues to the HRR Buffet Lunch on Wednesday 4 July and/or Saturday 7 July 2018. You are welcome to attend one or both events. 12:30pm drinks, followed by lunch. Regatta dress. Please RSVP by Friday 15th June to Mrs Katie Abbott at hm@rbcs.org.uk. When you RSVP, you will be sent information on venue, parking etc.

Scheduled committee meetings for 2017/18

Wednesday 5 September 2018

All committee meetings at 7:30 in the Cricket Pavilion.

Download ROBA General Committee information


Old Blues items for sale

Old Blue neck ties (£25.00), bow ties (tie-your-own or ready-tied – both £20.00) and ladies’ scarves (£25.00) are available for purchase from the School shop.  If you’d like to order any of these items, please call Reception to place the order – and you can pay by cheque or cash when you pick up your item(s).


Old Blues News

The annual alumni newsletter is posted to all registered Old Blues in January/February each year. If you have any news you would like to be included in the publication, contact the OBN Editor Marjie Thorne at mlt@rbcs.org.uk

Click on the cover to read current and past issues of Old Blues News.


Read Old Blues News online:

Old Blues News


you can also keep up to date with alumni news on the Old Blues’ Facebook page:

Go to Old Blues’ Facebook page


or make connections through the School’s LinkedIn page:

Go to Old Blues’ LinkedIn page

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