- About Reed's
- Working at Reed's School
Working at Reed's School
Reed’s School is a leading HMC independent day and boarding school, providing an education for around 800 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 years, with girls joining in the Sixth Form. Reed’s is predominantly a day school with approximately 100 boarders spread throughout the year groups.
The School is situated in over 40 secluded acres of heath and woodland within five minutes’ drive of the M25 and 30 minutes from Heathrow, Gatwick and central London. Oxshott train station on the Guildford-Waterloo line is ten minutes walk. Epsom, Kingston, Leatherhead, Guildford and Woking are all within easy reach.
Reed’s School was founded by Andrew Reed in 1813 to educate destitute children who had lost both parents or their father, with the mother unable to provide for them. In 1871 it moved from Clapton to Watford, and in 1946 to its present site in Cobham, Surrey. A boarding Foundation School until 1958, it then expanded to take fee paying boarders and, in the mid 1960’s, day boys.
Although primarily day, the School benefits from all the facilities of a boarding school, which provide the warm community feel that embodies the ethos and character of the School.
The School is well-known for its innovative approach to STEM learning, through its FutureTech programme, and for outstanding Arts and Music provision, and national and world class sports teams. The vast majority of our pupils go on to attend their first choice universities, with Russell Group universities being the most popular destinations. An ISI Inspection in March 2022 awarded the School “excellent” in all categories. Read the report.
Inspired by the vision of our founder, Andrew Reed, to support children who have lost one or both parents, our ethos of celebrating our pupils' successes and inspiring them to unlock their true potential, is founded on outstanding pastoral care, excellent teaching and a philosophy of breadth of experience.
We believe that our passionate and committed employees are one of our greatest assets and are key to providing the foundations described above and the sense of community that is prevalent within the School. Therefore, supporting and developing our Teaching and Support staff is extremely important to us.
Teachers at Reed’s have the opportunity to teach highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals. Our staff are recognised for their inspirational and dynamic approach to learning.
All staff at Reed's receive a competitive salary and benefits package which includes a contributory pension scheme, use of all the sports facilities, free meals from our onsite catering provider, free onsite parking and relevant training and development opportunities.
Our wider team of Support Staff include Admissions; Marketing and Development; Finance; Human Resources; Administrative and Secretarial support, Technicians who work within Science, Art, Drama and Design; CCF; Medical Centre; Estates, Facilities and Sport.
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