All of those involved with Reed's School lead a richer life as a consequence of their involvement with the community. Particularly, through our commitment to the vision of our founder Andrew Reed we lead and support initiatives which enable children who face hardship and disadvantage to raise their aspirations and realise their true potential.
All the staff and governors at Reed’s are fully committed to sharing our expertise and facilities with the wider community. Outreach is a core part of the strategic vision of the school. Each year nearly 2300 children from local schools participate in our outreach initiatives which are held at the School. These vary from sports to art and drama to design and technology. All members of the academic and co-curricular staff are supported and encouraged to formulate and run outreach programmes in their areas of expertise.
Since 2010, Reed’s School has delivered an extensive outreach programme through the Primary and Seconday Forums with over 400 pupils attending our events each year. Starting from a small group of Inner City Schools, there are now over 40 primary and secondary schools benefitting from the Reed’s Forums. Headteachers from the partner schools recommend deserving children to apply for bursary places at Reed’s. Our Forum programmes include Chess, Cricket, Drama, Golf, Launch Car Challenge STEM programme and Football.
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Every year each of the four Houses chooses a House charity to support, which is often linked to a personal affiliation within the House. Gentle competition amongst the Houses encourages the pupils to come up with creative fundraising initiatives. Recent House charities include The Rainbow Trust, The Hascombe Ward at the Royal Surrey Hospital, and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Sixth Formers visit the townships of Port Elizabeth in South Africa each year as part of an established link with The Calabash Trust. Students visit Primary Schools in the townships to build playgrounds, kit out libraries and teach young children. They return having had a life-changing and character-building experience they all agree they would never have missed.