Reading, United Kingdom
About Reading School
Reading School is a secondary school for boys aged between 11 and 18. It is a non-denominational establishment. It is based in Reading, Berkshire and is a day and boarding school. There are around 885 students enrolled at the establishment at present. 289 of them are on the roll in sixth form. The school has been educating pupils for over 900 years. It is partnered with schools in China and Denmark.
Values and Vision
Reading School values excellence, integrity and leadership. The aim is for the students to have compassion for others and develop a sense of loyalty to those in the community. The boys should also be encouraged by the teachers to be curious when it comes to learning. The aim is also for pupils to develop into young men who are able to meet the challenges life throws at them. Friendship is valued and encouraged at the school.
“The quality of students’ learning is outstanding. In meeting with students from each year group, it is evident that behaviour is outstanding and students display very positive attitudes to learning. They apply independent learning skills such as investigation and discussion well. The curriculum is outstanding in its breadth, balance and enrichment. Detailed schemes of work and lesson plans are resourced well and provide for rapid progression across all year groups. An extensive range of enrichment activities enables students to see the relevance of studying English. It includes visiting authors and poets such as Robert Muchamore and Jayne Draycott, public speaking competitions, and theatre visits.”