• Virtual open event by MCC

Welcome to our Open Morning

Saturday 8 May
9.30am to 11.30am


Explore our school from the comfort of your home

Welcome to Reading Blue Coat's Virtual Open event. I am sorry we are not able to welcome you in person but hope that your virtual visit will capture some of what Blue Coat may have to offer your son or daughter. Whilst we celebrate individuality, there is an inherent ethos that binds our community. The spirit of adventure, a sense of compassion, and a down-to-earth outlook are the characteristics that make us who we are. Thank you for joining us.

Peter Thomas – Headmaster

Live events

Live events have now finished

Getting to know us

Watch the videos to see a snapshot of life at Reading Blue Coat

School Tour

Interview with the Headmaster



Virtual tour

Click on the pins below to find out more about our school buildings and facilities


Listen to our Reading Blues Podcast

Discover for yourself

A Reading Blue Coat Experience

Explore the different elements that make up a Reading Blue Coat education – the curriculum and beyond

Subjects and Departments

Explore the subjects offered at Reading Blue Coat with talks from heads of departments, quizzes and more!

Results and Destinations

GCSE results 2020:

  • 9 – 852%
  • 9 – 693%

A-level results 2020:

  • A* – A64%
  • A* – B93%


Students attending first or second choice university in 2020


Students securing places at Russell Group universities in 2020

Frequently asked questions

Find quick answer to things we get asked a lot

How many students apply for 11+?

We normally expect in the region of 300+ applications

How many girls are in the Sixth Form?

We have over 80 girls in our Sixth Form which represents about one third of our Sixth Form student body

Does my son have to be really clever to get in to Blue Coat?

Although we are an academically selective school, we do not select students exclusively on their test scores. We want students who will fully engage in both our academic and co-curricular programmes.

What is the average class size?

This varies depending on the section of the school and the subject. Most Year 7 classes will be around 24, with smaller classes for practical subjects like DT. Most GCSE classes average 18-20. Sixth Form class sizes vary between 4-14.

Apply for a place

Register for entry into Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form.

For more information visit the Admissions section on the website or call us on 0118 944 1005