Old Blues’ Association

Update your Details

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. Or to update your details please click here.

Reading Blue Coat Connect

As an Old Blue, we are delighted to invite you to join Reading Blue Coat Connect- the official networking platform for the Reading Blue Coat School Community.

You can sign up in less than two minutes by importing your Linkedin or Facebook profile or using your email address.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Community Relations Co-Ordinator, Sarah Pyper on SPY@rbcs.org.uk.


                                           Join now


Reading Blue Coat Connect enables you to:

  • Re-connect – Find and reminisce with classmates, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.
  • Give back – Introduce, employ and be a mentor to our recent leavers and those looking for a career change.
  • Expand – Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.
  • Get ahead – Advance your career through inside connections working in top companies and access to exclusive opportunities. 

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 – 16th February 2019

Reading Old Blues Association Annual Dinner, tickets available here – 30th March 2019

Daniels Cup cricket – 2019 – tbc

Scheduled committee meetings for 2019

11th March 2019

13th May 2019

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.  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 Sarah Pyper at spy@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

Old Blues Gallery

Book an open event Apply online Keep exploring