Old Blues’ Association

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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.

Upcoming Events

The Headmaster and the School are delighted to welcome Old Blues back for some exciting events in the coming months with more to follow this year and in 2020. If you have any questions or would like to help organise a reunion event for your year group, please contact Sarah Pyper in the Development Office (spy@rbcs.org.uk).

Event About
Five-Year Reunion (2014 Leavers) On Friday 7 June The Headmaster is delighted to welcome back those who left the School in 2014 for a drinks reception at the School. For more details and to book a place please click here.
2018 Leavers’ Drinks Reception On Friday 21 June The Headmaster is delighted to welcome back those who left in 2018 for drinks reception at the School. For more details and to book a place please click here.
Daniels Cup Festival of Sport On Sunday 23 June, the School is delighted to welcome you to an exciting opportunity for Old Blues to play against current students in touch rugby, netball, rowing, cricket and football. All Old Blues are welcome to spectate, along with their families. Please note this is event is not catered so spectators are encouraged to bring a picnic. Please let us know you will be attending by clicking here clicking here. If you are interested in playing in one of the teams, please contact Sarah Pyper in the Development Office (spy@rbcs.org.uk).
Henley Royal Regatta The Headmaster welcomes all Old Blues to join him for lunch at Henley Royal Regatta in the Cricket Club car park in July. More details and how to book your place to follow soon!
20 Year Reunion Family Day – 7 September If you left the School in 1999, then please add this date to your diary. We very much look forward to welcoming you and your families back to the School and will update with details of how to book a place very soon!
Aldworth Lunch This special event will be for anyone who left the School anytime before 1979. We very much look forward to seeing you again and will be sure to keep you updated with more details soon.
30 Year Reunion We look forward to welcoming back those who left the School in 1989 and will update with more details soon.


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

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).

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.


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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. 

Old Blues News


We are thrilled to share the alumni magazine, 1646, with you. Formerly the Old Blues News, this annual magazine takes a more editorial approach and if you would like to write an article for the magazine about your field, then please contact the editor, Sarah Pyper (spy@rbcs.org.uk). If you have any news of specific achievements, births, deaths or marriages please also contact Sarah. For more general updates about what you have been doing since you left School, please visit Reading Blue Coat Connect and post an update and connect with other Old Blues.


Read 1646 online:



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

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or make connections through the School’s LinkedIn page:

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