Entry Process

Entry Process

Prospective pupils are considered for entry for day and boarding places at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.

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 occasionally become available in other year groups; please contact the Admissions Office for further details.

Admissions Policy

To read our full Admissions Policy please click here

ENTRY AT 11+

The closing date for applications for entry in 2021 is Friday 13th November 2020. For entry in future years, registration can be made at any time.

Due to recent Government announcements and the continuing uncertainty, we have had to review our examination arrangements for this academic year. The safety and well-being of our potential pupils and our school community is at the heart of all our decisions and we remain committed to providing a holistic, and fair admissions process that allows all pupils applying to Reed’s the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their unique interests and abilities.


Step 1

For entry to Reed’s in September 2021 at 11+ please submit an online Registration Application together with the £125 non-refundable Registration Fee by Friday, 13th November 2020.


Step 2

All applicants for entry at 11+ in 2021 will sit the online ISEB Common Pre-Tests by Saturday 5th December 2020

Candidates only sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test once, and (if possible) will sit the test at their current school. A number of senior schools are using the ISEB Common Pre-Test this year and the results are provided to all schools to which the candidate has applied. 

Any candidates who are unable to take the test at their own school can sit the tests at Reed’s on Saturday 28th November or Saturday 5th December

ISEB Common Pre-Test Details:

The tests comprise multiple choice questions which are taken online and are age-standardised. They take about two-and-a-half hours to complete (English 25 minutes, Mathematics 50 minutes, non-verbal reasoning 32 minutes, verbal reasoning 36 minutes) and cover the following:

• Verbal reasoning question styles include common words, antonyms, word combinations, letter transfer, number codes.

• Non-verbal reasoning question styles include shape analogies, classes like, horizontal codes.

• English question styles include reading comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.

• Mathematics content is in line with the National Curriculum; candidates are assessed on National Curriculum topics taught up to the end of Year 5.

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

ISEB PRE-TESTS


Step 3

Interviews have always played a vital role in our admissions process as it allows us to see beyond the statistics and for the pupils to see how they would flourish in the Reed’s environment.

Whilst we are disappointed that it will not be possible to meet candidates in person this year, all applicants will be interviewed by Zoom on Monday 4th January or Tuesday 5th January 2021. The interview will consist of questions about hobbies, interests and may also include some academic questions of a general nature. 


Step 4

Following the results of the ISEB Common Pre-Test and receipt of a report from the candidate’s current school, offer letters will be posted on Thursday 28th January 2021.


Step 5

We require confirmation of acceptance of a place at Reed’s by Monday 1st March 2021.

ENTRY AT 13+

The closing date for applications for entry in 2023 is Friday 13th November 2020. For entry in future years, a Registration Form can be submitted at any time.

Due to recent Government announcements and the continuing uncertainty, we have had to review our examination arrangements for this academic year. The safety and well-being of our potential pupils and our school community is at the heart of all our decisions and we remain committed to providing a holistic, and fair admissions process that allows all pupils applying to Reed’s the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their unique interests and abilities.


Step 1

For entry to Reed’s in September 2023 at 13+ please submit an online Registration Form and the non-refundable Registration Fee to the Admissions Office by Friday, 13th November 2020.


Step 2

All applicants for entry at 13+ in 2023 will sit the online ISEB Common Pre-Tests by Saturday 5th December 2020

Candidates only sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test once, and (if possible) will sit the test at their current school. A number of senior schools are using the ISEB Common Pre-Test this year and the results are provided to all schools to which the candidate has applied. 

Any candidates who are unable to take the test at their own school can sit the tests at Reed’s on Saturday 28th November or Saturday 5th December

ISEB Common Pre-Test Details:

The tests comprise multiple-choice questions which are taken online and are age-standardised. They take about two-and-a-half hours to complete (English 25 minutes, Mathematics 50 minutes, non-verbal reasoning 32 minutes, verbal reasoning 36 minutes) and cover the following:

• Verbal reasoning question styles include common words, antonyms, word combinations, letter transfer, number codes.

• Non-verbal reasoning question styles include shape analogies, classes like, horizontal codes.

• English question styles include reading comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.

• Mathematics content is in line with the National Curriculum; candidates are assessed on National Curriculum topics taught up to the end of Year 5.

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

ISEB PRE-TESTS


Step 3

Interviews have always played a vital role in our admissions process as it allows us to see beyond the statistics and for the pupils to see how they would flourish in the Reed’s environment.

Whilst we are disappointed that it will not be possible to meet candidates in person this year, all applicants will be interviewed by Zoom on Monday 4th January or Tuesday 5th January 2021. The interview will consist of questions about hobbies, interests and may also include some academic questions of a general nature. 


Step 4

Following the results of the ISEB Common Pre-Test and receipt of a report from the candidate’s current school, offer letters will be posted on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.


Step 5

We require confirmation of acceptance of a place at Reed’s along with payment of the Acceptance Deposit by Thursday, 4th March 2021.  

If the candidate’s school follows the Common Entrance curriculum it is expected that he will achieve at least 60% in the Common Entrance Examination in June 2023. 

Candidates who are likely to exceed an average of 80% at Common Entrance are encouraged to sit the Common Scholarship papers (please refer to the Scholarship Section of the website for further information).

If a candidate’s school does not offer Common Entrance it is expected that he will make good progress in Years 7 & 8 as evidenced by assessment results and a report from his school.

Candidates who attend a school where Common Entrance is not offered and who wish to apply for an Academic Scholarship can sit Reed’s own scholarship papers in English, Mathematics and Science in February of Year 8. Candidates may also choose to sit up to two of the following papers: Latin, Geography, History or a Modern Foreign Language.

All candidates will also have an Academic Scholarship interview with the Headmaster.


Step 6

Places are confirmed in June of 2023.

 

ENTRY AT SIXTH FORM

The closing date for applications for entry in 2021 is now closed. For entry in future years, a Registration Form can be submitted at any time.


Step 1

For entry to Reed’s in the Sixth Form in September 2021, please submit an online  Registration Form together with the £125 non-refundable Registration Fee by Friday 9th October 2020. 


Step 2

Due to recent Government announcements and the continuing uncertainty, we have had to review our examination arrangements for this academic year. The safety and well-being of our potential pupils and our school community is at the heart of all our decisions and we remain committed to providing a holistic, and fair admissions process that allows all pupils applying to Reed’s the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their unique interests and abilities.

In light of the current national situation, the 6th Form admissions process will be run remotely rather than on site. Candidates will no longer come to Reed’s for our examination day and will not sit subject papers.  All elements of the exam will now be held on Zoom and will include a subject interview in place of written exams, a general interview and a group interview.

All assessments will be held on Friday 6th November and will run as follows:

Subject Interview (Max 15 minutes). This interview will be based on the subjects a candidate is currently considering taking at A Level, as set out in their 6th Form Application Form. If a candidate would like to change the subjects previously stated on their form please email the Admissions Office on admissions@reeds.surrey.sch.uk. The interview will not test existing knowledge but will explore a candidate’s interest and potential in particular subjects. The interview may include a discussion about any new subjects a candidate may be considering taking at A Level which are not currently being studied at GCSE.

General Interview (Max 15 minutes). This interview will seek to gauge a candidate’s attitude to school life and involve a discussion about their interests.

Group Interview (20 - 30 minutes). Candidates will be interviewed in groups of 10-12. The group interview will provide an opportunity for candidates to interact with their peers and the teacher in building ideas.

 A reference and predicted grades will be requested from the candidate’s current school.


Step 3

Following the Assessments and a report from the candidate’s current school, offer letters will be posted to arrive on Tuesday, 1st December 2020.


Step 4

We require confirmation of acceptance of a place at Reed’s along with payment of the Acceptance Deposit to be made by Wednesday 10th February 2021.


Step 5

Further information regarding subject choices and joining instructions will be sent in due course. 

ENTRY FROM OVERSEAS

Applications are welcome from candidates who live overseas; they will be expected to take the appropriate Entry Tests for their age group.

Further information about entry into a specific year group is available by 

Emailing the Admission’s Office.

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