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Reading School for Boys

Reading School for Boys

Reading School, located in Berkshire, stands as a distinguished boys' grammar school with academy status, boasting a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1125 as part of Reading Abbey. As one of England's oldest schools, it has consistently upheld a commitment to educational excellence. Today, the school occupies a picturesque campus with state-of-the-art facilities, creating an environment conducive to learning.

The institution provides a comprehensive curriculum that addresses students' intellectual, creative, and physical development. Offerings span a wide range of subjects, including English, mathematics, sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics), humanities (history, geography, and religious studies), modern foreign languages (French, German, and Spanish), and the arts (painting, music, and drama).

In addition to its strong academic focus, Reading School places significant emphasis on extracurricular activities to promote personal development and a well-rounded lifestyle. Students can choose from a diverse array of clubs, covering interests such as chess, robotics, debate, and photography. The school also boasts a varied sports program, offering opportunities for participation in athletics, cricket, rugby, football, and other activities.

At the core of Reading School's ethos is a commitment to both academic and individual growth, fostering a caring and supportive community. The school nurtures intellectual curiosity, perseverance, and independent thinking, empowering students to achieve their utmost potential.

Renowned for its long-standing history of exceptional academic achievements, Reading School consistently ranks among the top schools in the United Kingdom. Students consistently excel in GCSEs and A-levels, earning top marks. A significant number of Reading School graduates secure admission to esteemed universities, further affirming the institution's commitment to excellence.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar School

There exists a catchment area with priority given based on proximity and geographical distance from the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus examination for Reading School for Boys consists of three sections:

A Mathematics test
An English test
A Creative Writing paper.

The examination is administered by Future Stories Community Enterprise Entrance (FSCE).

The 11 Plus Exam format for Reading School is crafted by FSCE (Future Stories Community Enterprise) and comprises the following structure:

  • Paper 1: A 35-minute English paper encompassing three sections focusing on Spelling, Comprehension, and Vocabulary.

  • Paper 2: A 40-minute Mathematics paper with two sections— the first being multiple choice, and the second requiring free response.

  • Paper 3: A 40-minute Creative Writing paper, consisting of a 10-minute planning section followed by 30 minutes allocated for writing.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
13th September 2024
1st May 2023
30th June 2023

If you cannot personally retrieve your results, you have the option to provide written authorization for a representative to collect them on your behalf.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the FSCE (English, Maths and Creative Writing).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

Why Progress Academy for 
Reading School for Boys
I would recommend this tution center to anyone who wants their children to achieve in there studies. As my son has made a massive progress and has successfully passed this 11+ exams beyond everyone expectation. Very caring, focus on the children and was always helpful. - Henri M V
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