Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Where nurture is second nature

THE nurture and development of every pupil as a well-rounded individual lies at the heart of all that we do at Reading Blue Coat School.

This is most evident in the pupils who leave the school, not only with a handful of impressive A-level results, but also having accomplished excellence in the arts and in sport, having learnt invaluable life lessons and having made lasting friendships along the way.

The school is situated in a beautiful 46-acre site by the Thames in the village of Sonning. The new Brian Walsh Building, a dedicated psychology and geology classroom and laboratory block, complements the school’s other impressive facilities, including the 23-classroom Richard Aldworth Building, an extensive sixth form centre, an all-purpose sports hall, an indoor swimming pool, a purpose-built science centre and a cricket pavilion.

There is a buzz and excitement about academic life at Blue Coat, where our friendly and supportive environment enables pupils to flourish and thrive. Our aim is to produce confident, flexible and creative learners and we challenge our pupils to listen carefully, examine issues from a variety of perspectives and solve problems using multiple approaches. Academic achievement is valued highly and the school has enjoyed strong results in recent years. Learn more about our results and university destinations on our website at

Our curriculum is designed to provide the best possible preparation for life after school. Careers education runs throughout the school to help students make the right choices as they consider their options for university and beyond. In the sixth form particularly, students are given weekly careers guidance, guest speakers feature at a special higher education evening and events include a careers fair, a UCAS convention at Reading University and group university visits.

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