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Admissions Guidelines

Introduction for Entry in 2024

Reading School is a selective boys' grammar school with Academy status. The school caters for day boys and weekly boarders alike and being within the state-maintained sector, all the education provided is free.

All students must be entitled to hold a full British passport or to have the right of residence in the United Kingdom. Boarders pay only for their board and lodging.

Reading School has high academic standards, performing consistently well at all levels. In addition, music, sport and drama flourish. Rugby and cricket have strong fixture lists and most of the other sports are played to a high standard.


Sixth Form Entry 2024 

For entry into the Sixth Form students must have achieved the equivalent of a total of at least 56 points (9=9, 8=8, 7=7, 6=6 or if still studying old GCSE qualifications then A*=8, A=7, B=6 etc) from 8 GCSE subjects and at least a grade 5 at GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or a DfE recognised equivalency. In addition, minimum subject requirements must also be attained and are published in the Sixth Form Information Booklet.  If a student is pupil premium/service premium or Looked After Child/Previously Looked After Child then the equivalent of a total of at least 54 points from 8 GCSE subjects and at least a grade 5 at GCSE in Mathematics and English or a recognised equivalency is required. 

The Sixth Form Information Booklet for 2023 entry including our minimum subject requirements for entry can be found here.  Updated information for 2024 entry will be uploaded as soon as it is available. 

Application forms will be available to download from the school website from 1st December 2023. Closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2024.

An electronic copy of the Sixth Form Admissions Policy and Guidelines for both day and boarding 2023 entry can be found here:

Sixth Form Admissions Policy and Guidelines for 2024 Entry