Reading Blue Coat School

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Reading Blue Coat School


Type: Day / Co-ed
Age Range: 11-18
Head's Name: Jesse Elzinga
Address: Holme Park
Sonning on Thames
Berkshire
RG4 6SU
United Kingdom
Phone: 0118 944 1005
Website: www.rbcs.org.uk
Division: South Central

School Profile

Reading Blue Coat School was founded in 1646 by Richard Aldworth, a merchant of the Skinners' company and a Governor of Christ's Hospital. Originally known as Aldworth's Hospital School, the school was established near St Mary's Minster Church in Reading to provide 'education and bringing up of 20 poor male children'.

Today the school is thriving, with 690 pupils (including 50 sixth form girls) purposefully engaged in developing their enormous potential, in a beautiful 44 acre estate in the village of Sonning, on the bank of the River Thames. The care and nurturing of the individual is the primary concern. Academic success is an important part of the school's goal, but of equal importance are the other facets to education that equip young people to meet the challenges of life in the workplace and in the family with confidence and assuredness. The school thrives on positive relationships, ambition and inspiration.

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