Foundation Bursary Applications
Andrew Reed founded the School in 1813 as a boarding school for children who had lost one or both parents and, until 1958, all the pupils were Foundationers. Since 1958 Reed's School has also accepted non Foundation boarders as well as day pupils, but the presence of Foundationers continues to be essential to the School's existence and they currently number just over 70 out of a total of about 600 pupils. Children are eligible for Foundation places if they have lost one or both parents; if their parents are separated or divorced; if they are from a single parent family and their home life is for some special reason unhappy or unsatisfactory. There must be a strong social and financial need.
Applicants have to satisfy Reed's School's Academic Entry requirements. The degree of financial support afforded is based upon individual need determined by a means tested statement of income, expenditure, a home visit and a parent's/guardian's interview with the Foundation Panel. Foundation places are available at 11+, 12+, 13+ and 14+ for boys and at 16+ for boys and girls. Some day Foundation places are now available but priority will be given to children who have a need to board.
Applications for Foundation places should be made well in advance of the intended date of entry to the School. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.