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Berkshire Cricket

Berkshire Cricket is working in partnership with Reading Blue Coat School to develop the high quality playing facilities for both the school and our player pathway squads. Berkshire Cricket is supporting the cricket community within the county by leading, inspiring and developing people, places and players.  To see more about what we do, visit www.berkshirecricket.org

Star HotShots

OFSTED-approved children’s birthday parties and multi-activity sports camps during the school holidays. We are pleased to be associated with and have the use of the excellent sports facilities at Blue Coat.  Visit www.star-hotshots.co.uk

Independent Schools Council

The Independent Schools Council’s website at www.isc.co.uk provides relevant information on all independent schools, and you will be able to read Blue Coat’s most recent ISI Inspection Report on the Reading Blue Coat School page on the website.

Reading Fencing Club

RFC is one of the biggest fencing clubs in the UK and has been meeting at the excellent facilities provided by Blue Coat for many years. Visit our website at www.readingfencingclub.net


DiveStyle is a PADI scuba and RAID Gold diver training centre making good use of the facilities at Reading Blue Coat School offering pool training for scuba divers, from beginner to expert. For further information go to www.divestyle.co.uk

Redingensians Rugby Club

Blue Coat is a sponsor of Redingensians Rugby Club, with which it enjoys close links. To find out more about the club, look at the Redingensians website by clicking here.

Woodley Festival of Music & Arts

Blue Coat pupils participate regularly in the annual Woodley Festival of Music and Arts. You can find out more about the festival at www.woodleyfestival.org.uk


FunTech is the UK’s leading technology educational provider for children and teenagers aged 6 to 18 years old. Ofsted-approved and led by a team of enthusiastic teaching professionals, FunTech blends the art of teaching with science, technology, and coding to ensure the next generation are digitally confident. Visit www.funtech.co.uk

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra

The Aldworth Philharmonic is an amateur orchestra based in Reading that present three concerts per year, plus additional Chamber Music Club events. The Orchestra was established in 2002 and has been supported by Blue Coat since then. The APO is a registered UK charity that promotes classical music in the local area by: providing low ticket prices as well as free tickets for people who have never seen a live orchestra before, commissioning at least one new work from a talented young composer every year, rehearsing for two weekends (22 hours in total)  before each concert to allow local musicians who can’t make weekly rehearsals the chance to play (which means many more young people at the beginning of busy non-musical professional careers get the chance to play), and organising musical education and cultural events to support the orchestral performances. For more details, see the orchestra website www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk

HydroKidz Swim School

HydroKidz swim school offer weekly swimming lessons to children from age 3 upwards.

With small groups (max 4 for beginners) and highly qualified instructors, lessons are tailored for give effective learning in a safe, fun, social environment. HydroKidz follows the ASA Learn to Swim Programme and Awards scheme.

Lessons run during term-time and crash courses are also available during holidays.   For details contact HydroKidz on 0118 402 2899 or info@hydrokidz.com or book online at www.hydrokidz.com

Blue Coat Summer Rowing Camps

Our 2019 summer rowing camps will take place:

Course 1: 22-26 July

Course 2: 29 July – 2 August

Course 3: 19-23 August

More details will be available closer to the time.

The camps are open to Year 7-11 boys and girls from any school, and there are 40 spaces available for each camp.

Booking and payment will take place via our School Portal and we will add a link here when booking opens.

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