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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

Ultimate Activity

Ultimate Activity Camps will again be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Reading Blue Coat School during the Easter and Summer holidays.

They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Established by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Their activities will be delivered by engaging, enthusiastic and energetic staff who will instruct and encourage every child to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

During the summer, they will also offer Ultimate Survival which offers fun and adventurous outdoor day camps where children aged 7 to 14 years will try exciting outdoor activities and games, and learn new skills along the way. There’s even an optional Camp Out on Thursday nights!

See their website for full details of their activities and offers or call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077

More Information

Independent Schools Council

The Independent Schools Council’s website at 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


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

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


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

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

HydroKidz Swim School

HydroKidz swim school offers fun, safe and convenient weekly swimming lessons for children from age 3 upwards.

With small groups (no more than 5 in beginner classes) and highly qualified instructors, lessons are tailored for give effective learning in a fun and social environment. HydroKidz follows the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and Awards scheme and operates continual assessment so children are able to progress at their own pace.

Lessons run during term-time on weekday evenings after school and at weekends.   HydroKidz run popular crash courses during the holidays too.   For details contact HydroKidz on 0118 402 2899 or or book online at

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