Reed’s School is a leading HMC independent day and boarding school, providing an education for around 700 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 years, with girls joining in the Sixth Form. Reed’s is predominantly a day school with approximately 100 boarders spread throughout the year groups.
The School is situated in over 40 secluded acres of heath and woodland within five minutes’ drive of the M25 and 30 minutes from Heathrow, Gatwick and central London. Oxshott train station on the Guildford-Waterloo line is ten minutes walk. Epsom, Kingston, Leatherhead, Guildford and Woking are all within easy reach.
Reed’s School was founded by Andrew Reed in 1813 to educate destitute children who had lost both parents or their father, with the mother unable to provide for them. In 1871 it moved from Clapton to Watford, and in 1946 to its present site in Cobham, Surrey. A boarding Foundation School until 1958, it then expanded to take fee paying boarders and, in the mid 1960’s, day boys.
Although primarily day, the School benefits from all the facilities of a boarding school, which provide the warm community feel that embodies the ethos and character of the School.
The School is well-known for its innovative approach to STEM learning, through our FutureTech programme, outstanding Arts and Music provision, and National and World class sports teams. Our staff are recognised for their inspirational and dynamic approach to learning. The vast majority of our pupils go on to attend their first choice universities, with Russell Group universities being the most popular destinations. The ISI awarded the School “excellent” in all categories during its most recent inspection.
Inspired by the vision of our founder, Andrew Reed, to support children who have lost one or both parents, our ethos, of celebrating our pupils' successes and inspiring them to unlock their true potential, is founded on outstanding pastoral care, excellent teaching and a philosophy of breadth of experience.
We believe that our passionate and committed employees are one of our greatest assets and are key to providing the foundations described above and the sense of community that is prevalent within the School. Therefore, supporting and developing our Teaching and Support staff is extremely important to us.
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