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Reed’s School

Sandy Lane, Cobham, KT11 2ES

Reed’s School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls from 16 to 18 set amongst 40 acres in Cobham, Surrey with a well-equipped campus providing an inspiring setting. The values-driven education...
Reed’s School

Reed’s School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls from 16 to 18 set amongst 40 acres in Cobham, Surrey with a well-equipped campus providing an inspiring setting. The values-driven education that pupils experience at Reed’s equips them with the excellent academic qualifications and the interpersonal skills they will need for the future.

Notable Academic Facilities

At Reed's we want all of our pupils to realise their full academic potential - our facilities match that aim. Purpose-built classroom blocks are complemented by science facilities that include sixteen laboratories. The FutureTech building is providing an exciting and creative learning environment for a cross-curricular programme which removes the barriers between subjects and encourage interest, skill development and creativity in the areas of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

Outstanding pastoral care is provided at Reed's which places all pupils at the heart of the School, with an emphasis on values, character and a range of experiences to provide a rounded education. Our pastoral care underpins the very essence of school life. All pupils are nurtured and encouraged enabling them to flourish and build confidence. Pastoral care is multi-dimensional but based on a House structure with the Housemaster, along with a team of tutors, being responsible for overseeing the all-round development of each individual. Care is planned and tailored specifically for boys up the age of sixteen and then adapts accordingly to welcome girls into our co-educational Sixth Form.
We have an extensive range of support structures to provide the proverbial net which will prevent any individual falling through as they explore and learn - equally the encouraging atmosphere and opportunities allow all pupils to gain confidence and flourish.

Advice For Parents

For entry in Year 7 or Year 9 registrations must be made by Autumn (specific dates are on our website) when your child is in Year 6. We suggest families attend an Open Morning well in advance of registering. Two are held per year in September and May.

Typical Child

There is no 'typical' Reed's pupil but we like children who get involved! There’s a full-on extra-curricular programme and all pupils are expected to participate.

Financial Assistance

Our Bursaries are entirely focussed around our Foundation. The charitable mission of our Foundation is to help vulnerable children by providing a life-changing education at Reed’s School that will help to break the cycle of ‘family disadvantage’, inspire confidence and realise true potential through excellent educational provision and pastoral support. Applications for places are based on the following criteria; the first of which must be met along with one or more of the remaining criteria.
1. Having lost the support of one or both parents through death, abandonment, mental or physical ill health, separation or divorce.
2. Having an unhappy or unsatisfactory home life where the child is in need of pastoral care and, in most cases, boarding provision.
3. Having a financial need in the family.
Each case is considered on an individual basis with the child's best interests at the centre of the discussions.
Unlike many other schools we don't offer bursaries based purely on financial need.

Highly Regarded For

In recent years Reed's has won or been shortlisted for a number of awards. We won the TES award for 'Sport' and were shortlisted for their 'Best Use of Technology' and 'Independent-State School Partnerships' Awards. In the independent School of Year Awards we were shortlisted for their 'Social Mobility' category and Muddy Stilettos declared us a finalist in their 'Most Innovative Technology & Teaching' award. The Boarding School Association (BSA) declared us the winner of their 'Working with Vulnerable Children' award for the work we do with the children in our Foundation and, generally, for our excellent pastoral care.

Notable Points

The Academic Support department at Reed's is equipped with an array of learning resources and the latest technology to help pupils with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

Leavers' Attainment

In 2022 at A Level 67% of exams were graded as A* and A with 29% of those at A*. Sixteen students gained at least 3 A* grades with four of those gaining 4 A*s.
In 2022 at GCSE just over 80% of grades were awarded at 9-7 with 57% at 9-8, the gold standard A* equivalent.

Leavers' Destinations

Through a structured Higher Education & Careers Programme, developed to raise aspirations at all levels and to provide support, Reed’s students go on to excel both at university and in the world of work beyond. The vast majority gain places at their first choice of university. Many go on to Russell Group universities along with Oxbridge, American Universities and specialist arts or music colleges.

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Day & Boarding

Setting: Countryside

Total Pupils: 803

Ages Covered: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Boys

Gender (sixth form): Co-ed

Religious Ethos: Church of England

Opening Date: 01/06/1813

SEN: Limited range of SEN support

Sibling Policy: No

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Design scholarship, Drama scholarship, Arts scholarship, Sports scholarship, Bursary

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Entry Routes: 7+, 11+, 13+, 16+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: French, German, Spanish


  • British
  • GCSE
  • A Level

Recreational Space:
Extensive sports facilities on campus