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Reed’s School

Address: Sandy Lane, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2ES
Website: reeds.surrey.sch.uk
Founded: 1813
Number of Pupils: 738 (653 boys, 85 girls)
Ages: 11-18 (boys); 16-18 (girls)
Fees: Day: £20,430 (years 7-8) £25,530 (years 9-13); boarding: £27,225 (years 7-8) £32,910 (years 9-13)
Head Teacher: Mark Hoskins BA MA MSc
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, although open to and respectful of all religious faiths
Entrance Procedure: Three main points of entry for boys: At age 11 first form (year 7), at age 13 third form (year 9) and at age 16 lower-sixth (year 12). Girls admitted at the age of 16 in the lower-sixth (year 12). At all entry points candidates have to sit the Reed’s entrance examination held in January of year 6 for 11+ and 13+ candidates and November of year 11 for sixth-form entry.
Contact: Admissions Registrar 01932 869001
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Four Open Mornings take place on Saturdays in September, November, February/March and May of each year. Smaller group visits also available.

The Curriculum

Reed’s provides a broad education and the curriculum is designed to lead naturally into the next stage of a pupil’s education. Results in 2019 were record-breaking for GCSE with 89 per cent of grades at A*-B (9-6), 73 per cent at A*/A (9-7). The grades at A*(9-8) were 52 per cent, with over half of these being at the highest grade of 9. A-levels produced another excellent round of results in 2019 with an impressive 50% of all grades at A*/A. Almost a third of pupils gained straight A/A* grades.

Games & the Arts

The activities curriculum is integral to the broad educational experience and there is an expectation that pupils will take every opportunity of the vast variety of options on offer. Sport, drama and music are all excellent; service is a key aspect encouraging pupils to show integrity and responsibility as well as compassion toward others.

Pastoral Care

The outstanding pastoral care provided at Reed’s underpins the very essence of school life and places pupils at the heart of the School, with an emphasis on values, character and a range of experiences to provide a rounded education. The pastoral care and spiritual well-being provided is critical to produce happy and secure children who are far more likely to thrive in and outside the classroom.

University Places

Every year pupils achieve a number of Oxbridge and medical offers. The vast majority of pupils go to Russell Group universities or to USA universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We are a dynamic and progressive school which aims to provide an excellent education that inspires our pupils to achieve their full potential, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world and equips them with the ability to think critically and independently. We want our pupils to have a global perspective and be young people who exhibit our core values of integrity, compassion, curiosity, resilience, responsibility and independence so that they leave Reed’s as rounded individuals with a strong moral compass.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • A forward-looking educational curriculum based on core knowledge values and skills
  • An all-boys structure from 11 to 16 with a co-educational sixth-form
  • A strong sense of community with teachers, parents and pupils working together
  • Exceptional pastoral care based on the rich heritage of the school.


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