Scholarships

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 competitive tests, and interviews are held in the Spring Term for 11+ and 13+ and during the Autumn Term for Sixth Form.

11+ Scholarships

For further information on any of the following Scholarships or to receive a Scholarship Application Form, please contact the Admissions Office.

The deadline for returning completed Scholarship Application Forms is the middle of December in Year 6.  

Supporting written information about a prospective pupil's ability and achievements in their chosen fields should be sent to the Admissions Office by the beginning of January in Year 6.

Academic

Candidates who perform outstandingly well in the Reed's Entry Test will be invited back for an Academic Scholarship Interview with the Headmaster.

Art

Candidates are asked to submit a portfolio of work, will take part in a drawing class and be interviewed by the Head of Art.

Music

Candidates should offer an instrument of at least Grade 3 standard in an orchestral instrument (or Grade 5 if offering piano as the main instrument). A musical singing voice and some choral experience would be an advantage.

Candidates are asked to prepare a short programme to reflect their ability in their chosen instrument/voice. Aural and sight-reading tests of an appropriate standard will also be taken. The examination will consist of an audition with the Director of Music.

Sport

Successful candidates will need to show the potential to play at county or national standard and supporting written information about achievement in their chosen sports must be provided by their school, county, club or qualified coach, prior to the day of the test.

Candidates will be required to undertake a series of basic motor-ability tests which are designed to test cardio-respiratory endurance, power, agility, co-ordination and endurance.  Candidates will also be assessed in two sports. The School’s major sports are rugby, hockey and cricket, but it is also possible for candidates to offer golf, tennis, squash and swimming.

A talent for skiing and athletics will also be considered but will not be evaluated separately on the day. Athletics will be assessed by way of the morning gym tests, whilst details of ski ratings and results will be needed if skiing is to be considered.

Candidates will be appraised for Sports Scholarships provided they have reached the required academic standard in the Reed's 11+ Entry Test.

Headmaster's Awards

Headmaster’s Awards may be awarded to any candidate who has been examined in a minimum of two categories (for example Academic and Sport) and who has performed exceptionally well in both, but who is not quite up to Scholarship standard in either.

13+ Scholarships

Scholarships available at 13+ are: Academic, Art, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, and Sports.

The award of any of the 13+ Scholarships, other than Academic (see below), is dependent upon the candidate achieving our minimum 60% average on the qualifying papers at Common Entrance.

Please contact the Admissions Office for Scholarship Application Forms. They will also provide further information about deadlines for submitting Applications and supporting written information about a prospective pupil's ability and achievements in a chosen field.

Academic

There are two possible ways a candidate can be offered an Academic Award:

1. Common Academic Scholarship: Candidates sit the Common Academic Scholarship which is set by the ISEB and is held at Reed's at the end of February of the year of entry. The examination consists of the following papers: Mathematics, English, Science, French, Geography, History and Religious Studies; Latin, German and Spanish are optional.

Academic Scholarships will be offered to candidates who do very well in the Common Academic Scholarship Examinations. The Headteacher of the candidate’s Preparatory School is responsible for informing the Admissions Office about any candidate who is to be entered by Reed's for the Common Academic Scholarship. Prospective pupils who are likely to exceed an average of 80% at Common Entrance are encouraged to sit the Common Entrance Scholarship. 

2. Academic Scholarship: candidates who do exceptionally well in Common Entrance held in June may be considered for an  Academic Scholarship award.  

Art

Candidates are asked to submit a portfolio of work, take part in a drawing class and will be interviewed by the Head of Art.  

Completed Scholarship Application forms for Art should include references from the relevant department of the school and, if appropriate, supporting information from outside organisations.  

Music

Candidates will be required to perform two prepared pieces at Grade 5 or above, to take aural and sight-reading tests and to show knowledge of basic musical theory.

Preference may be given to choristers and string or woodwind players, but all instrumentalists are welcome to apply and a scholarship can be awarded as much on musical promise as technical achievement. The examination will consist of an audition with the Director of Music.

Completed Scholarship Application forms for Music should include references from the relevant department of the school and, if appropriate, supporting information from outside organisations. 

Drama

Candidates for a Drama Scholarship will be required to perform a short unprepared piece, write an essay and be interviewed by the Head of Drama.

Completed Scholarship Application forms for Drama should include references from the relevant department of the school and, if appropriate, supporting information from outside organisations. 

Design and Technology

Candidates are asked to submit a portfolio of work and to carry out a short design exercise followed by a written examination focusing on equipment and processes, and be interviewed by the Head of Design and Technology.  

Completed Scholarship Application forms for Design and Technology should include references from the relevant department of the school and, if appropriate, supporting information from outside organisations. 

Sport

Successful candidates will need to show the potential to play at county or national level and supporting written information about their achievements in their chosen sports must be provided by their school, county, club or qualified coach,  prior to the day of the tests.

Candidates will be required to undertake a series of basic motor-ability tests which are designed to test cardio-respiratory endurance, power, agility, co-ordination and endurance.  Candidates will also be assessed in two sports. The School’s major sports are rugby, hockey and cricket, but it is also possible for candidates to offer golf, tennis, squash and swimming.  

A talent for skiing and athletics can also be considered but will not be assessed separately on the day.  Athletics will be assessed by way of the morning gym tests, whilst details of ski ratings and results will be needed if skiing is to be considered.

Completed Scholarship Application forms for Sport should include references from the relevant department of the school and, if appropriate, supporting information from outside organisations. 

Headmaster's Awards

Headmaster’s Awards may be awarded to any candidate who has been examined in a minimum of two categories (for example Academic and Sport) and who has performed very well in both, but who is not quite up to Scholarship standard in either.

Sixth Form Scholarships

Scholarships available at Sixth Form are: Academic, Art, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, and Sport. 

For further information on any of the following Scholarships or to receive a Scholarship Application Form, please contact the Admissions Office.

Supporting written information about a prospective pupil's ability and achievements in their chosen fields should be provided and sent to the Admissions Office.

Art, Music, Drama and Design and Technology can also be selected as one of the candidate's chosen subjects in the Entry Test.

Academic

Candidates who perform outstandingly well in the Reed's Entry Test will be invited back for an Academic Scholarship interview with the Headmaster.

Art

Candidates should be A* standard and are expected to take Art at A Level. They must submit a portfolio of their work, participate in a drawing class and will be interviewed by the Head of Art. 

Music

Candidates will be required to perform two prepared pieces at grade 6 or above. There will also be an interview with the Director of Music, as well as sight-reading and aural tests.

Drama

Candidates should be of A* standard and are expected to take Drama at A Level. They will be required to perform a short prepared monologue, complete a written paper and be interviewed by the Head of Drama.

Design and Technology

Candidates should be A* standard and are expected to take Design and Technology at A Level. They are asked to submit a portfolio of their work, carry out a short design exercise followed by a written examination focusing on equipment and processes, and be interviewed by the Head of Design and Technology.

Sport

Candidates should be at least county standard. An assessment will be made by the Director of Sport and tests in some sports will be carried out on the day. Wherever possible the Director of Sport will arrange for candidates to be seen playing sport in their own school or club matches.

Headmaster's Awards

Headmaster’s Awards may be awarded to any candidate who has been examined in a minimum of two categories (for example Academic and Sport) and who has performed very well in both, but who is not quite up to Scholarship standard in either.

 

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