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Important Notice re Entrance Tests for entry in 2021 - 18th October 2020

Unfortunately, for operational reasons related to COVID-19, Reading School have had no choice but to defer the entrance tests scheduled to take place the week beginning Monday 19 October.

We understand that this may cause some anxiety, but the health and safety of current and prospective students, and staff are our primary concern. We must put the health of young people and staff first.

We cannot provide any further details of when the tests will take place at this stage.

Details of testing arrangements will be sent out via email prior to the finalised date for testing.

Please do not email the school in relation to this issue as we do not have the resources to answer individual queries at this time.  We will continue to communicate with all applicants over the coming week.

Year 7 2021 Entry
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Reading School is delivering online learning and therefore the on-site Open Evening for families of boys in current Year 5 has been cancelled. In its place, we have put together the key information you need to know about Reading School and the admissions process. This can be found on the 'Open Days' page to the right. 
 
Registration for 2021 entry has now closed.  The Academies Trust has approved our request for variation of our admissions policy and we are now testing week beginning 19th October 2020.  For those who are registered to sit the test at Reading School, details of the test will be sent out on 18th September 2020. 
 
All admissions information is correct as of 15th September 2020, however it may change as a result of advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England. Please check back to this page regularly for updates.

Registration for Year 7 is during the Summer Term when students are in Year 5, the Entrance Test usually takes place in the September of Year 6.

Please see admissions guidelines for further information:  Admissions Guidelines for Year 7 Entry 2021 

Sixth Form Entry 2021
Reading School routinely admit into Year 7 and Year 12.  The registration process for Sixth Form begins in the December of Year 11.  For those wishing to register for December 2021 entry, the registration window opens on 1st December 2020 and closes on 29th January 2021.  

Non-Routine Admissions
Non routine admissions can occur when a student on roll leaves the school and creates a vacancy. A vacancy is created when the number of students on roll for a particular year group falls below the admission number.  We only test if a place becomes available. 

For further information please click the menu items on the right to browse the Admissions pages.