Admissions FAQs

When are your main points of entry?

There are three main points of entry for boys: First Form (Year 7), Third Form (Year 9), and the Lower Sixth (Year 12).  Girls are admitted into the Lower Sixth (Year 12).
Places very occasionally become available in other year groups; please contact the Admissions Office for further details.

How and when do I apply?

For entry to Reed’s in September 2023 at 11+ please submit an online Registration Application together with the £150 non-refundable Registration Fee by Tuesday, 1st November 2022.

For entry to Reed’s in September 2025 at 13+ please submit an online Registration Form together with the £150 non-refundable Registration Fee to the Admissions Office by Tuesday, 1st November 2022.

For entry to Reed’s in the Sixth Form in September 2023, please submit an online Registration Form together with the £150 non-refundable Registration Fee by Friday 7th October 2022.

For the full details of our application process please visit our Entry Process page.

Can you apply for both 11+ and 13+ entry?

It is not possible to apply to both 11+ and 13+ entry. When you register you need to apply for either 11+ or 13+ as candidates sit entrance exams in Year 6 for both entry points. Unfortunately, in order to manage numbers and class sizes, it is not possible to change the preferred year of entry after the exams have been taken.

What is involved in the entrance exam?

* Please note - the details provided below may be subject to change. For the most up-to-date information please contact the Admissions office.

For 11+ and 13+ entry, candidates will sit the ISEB Common Pre-Tests. The ISEB Common Pre-Tests comprise multiple choice questions which are taken online and are age standardised. They take about two-and-a-quarter hours to complete (English 40 minutes, Mathematics 40 minutes, Non-Verbal Reasoning 30 minutes, Verbal Reasoning 25 minutes).

If a candidate is sitting the tests for more than one school the results are provided to all schools to which the candidate has applied. The tests may be taken at a candidate’s school if the school are happy to invigilate the tests.

Further information about the ISEB Pre-Tests can be found on the following link:

All candidates will have an online interview.  The interview will consist of questions about hobbies, interests and may also include some academic questions of a general nature.

For Sixth Form entry, Candidates will be required to sit an Entry Test. All candidates will be examined in two academic subjects (chosen from those they are currently studying for GCSE/IGCSE and preferably subjects they wish to study at A Level).

The examinations, of one hour each, will be based on the GCSE/IGCSE syllabus and no further study is required beyond what is currently being undertaken for GCSE/IGCSE.

Candidates will also take part in a critical thinking lesson. There will be opportunities for individual responses as well as group work.  No revision or content preparation will be required.

Candidates will also be interviewed by a senior member of staff. A reference and predicted grades will be requested from the candidate’s current school.


Do you have sample papers?

A familiarisation test can be found on the following link: ISEB Test Walkthrough

Does Reed’s provide a coach/bus service?

Yes, the School provides a number of bus routes – please check the Bus Route page for details of current routes and stops.

Does Reed’s offer scholarships?

Reed’s offers a range of scholarships which are available at 11+, 13+ or Sixth Form entry. The awards are made on the basis of assessments held in the year before entry. Please visit our Scholarships page for further details.

Does Reed’s offer bursaries?

Reed’s is a Foundation School and the only bursaries offered are Foundation Bursaries – please visit our Foundation Applications page for further details.

Is there School on Saturday?

There are no academic lessons on a Saturday, but the majority of sports matches will take place on a Saturday.

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