All pupils joining Reed’s benefit from our tailored induction programme, whether this is at 11+, 13+ or Sixth Form, so that all pupils begin their time at Reed's feeling familiar with the campus and more importantly, their peers.
All boys are invited to an overnight Activity Weekend in the June prior to entry. This enables them to meet key staff, find their way around the school campus and get to know other members of their year group. Parents are then invited to a Tea Party on the same weekend where they will meet the Headmaster, relevant members of staff, as well as fellow parents.
The day before the Autumn Term starts in September, boys have an Induction Day enabling them to settle in before the return of the whole School. Shortly after the beginning of term all First Form boys attend an off-site Activity Team-building Day. Beyond this, our experienced team of First Form tutors ensures all boys settle into school life as quickly as possible.
Great care is taken to integrate those who join the School at 13+ (into our Third Form) with the boys already in the School. Each boy is placed in a House-based tutor group which will contain both new and existing pupils. Our tutor groups are vertically structured so that there are a number of Third, Fourth and Fifth Form boys in each, allowing those in older year groups to play a significant part in the induction process for new pupils.
In June prior to entry, all boys are invited to attend a 13+ Activity Day which serves as the start of a comprehensive induction process. During this day, the boys undertake a range of team-building activities in their House groups. At the end of this day new parents are invited to attend a Tea Party to meet the Headmaster, their Housemaster, and their tutor, as well as fellow parents and pupils.
The day before the Autumn Term starts in September, all boys coming into the Third Form attend an Induction Day enabling them to settle in before the return of the whole School. Beyond this, Tutors, Housemasters and Heads of Year pay particular attention to helping new boys settle into life at Reed’s.
There is a carefully designed Lower Sixth Induction Programme for all new and existing pupils. In the June prior to entry, new girls and boys have an opportunity to meet their future teachers, tutors and existing pupils at the Sixth Form Garden Party where the Headmaster and the Sixth Form Management Team introduce them to what to expect in the Sixth Form.
During the summer holiday, there are two more Induction Days designed solely for new girls where the Sixth Form Management Team and Tutors run fun and challenging activities enabling the girls to bond and develop new friendships. The whole Lower Sixth year group then spends an Induction Day and the first day of term engaging in a number of team-building and study-skills activities.
Beyond this, the entire Sixth Form team is constantly on hand to ensure that students feel part of Reed’s by the time their first lessons begin.