The Boarding Houses
There are three boarding houses at Reed’s: The Close, Middle School and Sixth Form. Each of the houses is designed and operated specifically to meet the modern day needs of its boarders. However, all boarders at Reed’s are very much part of a whole-school boarding community, with numerous opportunities for everyone to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
It is a real feature of our boarding that older boarders enjoy socialising with and looking out for those younger than them. Indeed, there are many wonderful boarding moments that such a philosophy brings, ranging from large games of mixed touch rugby after a summer barbeque, getting together to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to Guy Fawkes Night to the games of football played on the astroturfs in the evenings…where it is rumoured that the Headmaster has joined in and scored some wonder goals!
The Close (Years 7 - 8)
The Junior Boarding House, The Close, is where our youngest boarders begin their boarding life at Reed's School. It is situated in a detached, self-contained building with wonderful facilities where the boys can experience a quality of care second to none within a warm and nurturing home from home atmosphere.
The boys' needs are looked after by the resident Housemaster and his wife, supported by two resident tutors, duty tutors and a matron. There are comfy dormitories, a games room, prep room, kitchen and spacious new entrance foyer.
The School’s playing fields and astroturf pitches are also just outside, allowing opportunities for boarders to relax in the evenings and at weekends.
School House (Years 9 - 11)
The Middle School Boarding House, School House, is where boarders from the age of 13 to 16 are accommodated. It is situated on the first and second floors of the main school building.
The resident Housemaster and his wife, along with four resident tutors and a matron, focus on creating a nuturing, structured and enjoyable environment where supervised prep and a wide range of after-school activities can be effectively combined.
In School House, the boarders transition through the Middle School and develop on their journey towards completing their GCSEs and preparing for Sixth Form life.
The Sixth Form House (Years 12 - 13)
The Sixth Form House has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is a spacious, well-equipped building incorporating dedicated facilities for boarding, work and recreation for our most senior pupils. Life in the Sixth Form prepares students for moving on to university and, whilst staff provide close supervision and guidance, this is balanced by encouraging self confidence, independence and resilience.
Girls who board are accommodated in a separate wing. The Sixth Form House has a resident Housemaster and his wife, responsible for the boarders supported by a resident Assistant Housemaster and a matron.