Education and assessment are often confused: education involves students gaining understanding beyond the curriculum and immersing themselves in all life has to offer.
The Arts, Sport and a comprehensive Activities programme are constant threads throughout Reed’s life; in the Sixth Form, students undertake an even broader co-curriculum.
Leadership opportunities abound through formal leadership training sessions as well as The Duke of Edinburgh Award, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), pastoral and academic mentoring, as well as the Prefect and House duty systems.
Students can also develop discrete skills through Toastmasters (an international after-dinner speaking club), the Debating Society, as well as a host of subject-linked masterclasses and activities.
At the end of the Lower Sixth Form, students undertake Personal Development Week, a series of challenges designed to develop independence, direction, teamwork and leadership.
All Upper Sixth students gain House Prefect status as we consider and encourage all to be leaders of the school: a key responsibility is leading the charitable contributions of the Sixth Form. Sixth Formers lead House charities and Charity Revues, raise money for their team efforts during Personal Development Week and undertake individual feats to garner contributions to worthy causes. Sixth Form students who have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community are awarded a Service Tie - this exemplifies our ethos.