Reed's School

Reed’s is an HMC boarding and day school for boys aged 11-18 and girls aged 16-18 in the Sixth Form. It provides an excellent education to ensure pupils achieve their full potential, prepares them for a rapidly-changing world and equips them with the ability to think critically and independently. Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Curiosity, Resilience, Responsibility and Independence ensure pupils leave as rounded individuals with a strong moral compass.

Sandy Lane
KT11 2ES

+44 (0)1932 869044

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ISC associations: HMC, The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Boys only (co-ed sixth form)

Size: 797

Reed's School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£9,630 to £11,640

Day fees per term:
£7,230 to £8,995

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
936 / 6009

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (630)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (67)

Sixth Form: (204)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 16 to 18 (85)

Boarding: 16 to 18 (15)

Sixth Form: (100)

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Founded in 1813 as the London Orphan Asylum, the Reed’s Foundation is committed to providing educational and pastoral support for vulnerable children who have lost the support of one or both parents. Over 12,000 children have had their lives transformed through the work of the Foundation. These children have suffered from parental deaths, abandonment, abuse, and parental health issues, physical or mental. They each have the ability, but unfortunately not the means, to overcome these childhood traumas.  

Andrew Reed, our Founder, believed that simply because a child had lost a parent they should not be condemned to a life of poverty and deprivation. He believed that by providing an education in a safe and caring environment these children could flourish. Continuing to build on the legacy of Andrew Reed is at the very core of all we do at the Foundation and the School today. A Foundation place at Reed’s is not merely a financial package, it incorporates the specialist pastoral support that these children need to survive and thrive. Our team of Foundation staff, teachers, housemasters and support staff are all specially trained to assist these children; to provide them with the stability, guidance, time and love they so desperately need in their lives. 

In addition to Foundation places, the Reed’s Foundation also runs outreach activities with over 40 primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas as well as a thought leadership programme to help schools and charities assist children from vulnerable backgrounds. During this past year alone, over 1,300 children attended our outreach activities. These include everything from science and maths based courses, to sport, music, drama, GCSE tutoring and robotics. The aim of our outreach is to provide a broader reach of our support, raise children’s aspiration and attainment and, in some cases, offer an introduction to the School for potential Foundation pupils. Additionally, our thought leadership element incorporates lectures and debates on the area of overcoming disadvantage in children. Increasingly our pastoral team have been speaking at conferences and individually to other charities looking to expand their work in this area.  

The core aims of the Foundation are simple, we want to help these vulnerable young children to overcome the traumas of their past, to define their futures as they want them to be, and to go into the world with self confidence and self belief so that they can succeed and make a difference. 


Foundation Bursaries

Foundation places are available for boys from the age of 11 to 18 and girls aged between 16 and 18. Applications for places are based on the following criteria:

Having lost the support of one or both parents through death, abandonment, mental or physical ill health, separation or divorce.
Having an unhappy or unsatisfactory home life where the child is in need of pastoral care and, in most cases, boarding provision. 
Having a financial need in the family.

Each case is considered on an individual basis with the child's best interests at the centre of the discussions.

Number of Foundation Pupils at the School: 70

Total amount of Foundation Bursaries offered: £1,534,000


Reed’s offers a range of scholarships which are designed to attract those pupils who show the potential to benefit from the academic education offered by the School, its ethos and opportunities, and who will contribute to the active life of our School community.

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ or Sixth Form entry. The awards are made on the basis of assessments held in the year before entry.

They are awarded in the following fields: Academic, Art, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, and Sport

Total amount of Scholarships and other awards offered:  £1,666,000

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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