Find out information about Reading School here and learn about what courses your child should be doing if they hope to pass the entry examination into Reading School.

About Reading School

At Reading School, they aspire to be a ‘World Class School’, with excellence at the heart of everything they do. They are committed to providing an inspirational environment for students, where they are actively engaged in learning and optimistic that they can achieve.  They enable them to develop leadership skills with an emphasis on integrity, teamwork and celebrating success. As a school with a 900 year history of educating young men, they are not complacent. They aim for a fusion of intelligent innovation with a respect for tradition. Their partnerships with schools in China and Denmark enable them to learn from others in terms of both academic achievement and personal development.

Area Berkshire Reading
Pupils 900 pupils
Places in Year 7 138 day places and 12 boarding places
Competition 5+ applicants for every place
Exam Format School Written
School Website www.reading-school.co.uk

Reading School Courses

With high entry standards to Reading School, your child will need plenty of preparation in order to get in. Parents can choose to use tutors/tuition centres or books/structured courses. The benefits of a structured course are that it is tailored to the area you are applying for and parents can focus on helping their child rather than worrying about which books to buy when and what order to do the work in.

Our courses are used by parents and by private tutors who choose to use them instead of books to help their children.

Which 11 Plus course to choose?

If your child is in Year 3 or Year 4 then please use our primary schools course chooser (link below) as a guide to starting on the right course. These courses focus on core literacy and numeracy skills. They help your child reach their potential before moving onto 11 Plus preparation at the right time.

Primary School- Course Chooser for younger children

If your child is really bright and in the latter half of Year 4 or in Year 5 then please choose from the courses below which have been tailored for the 11 Plus and this school/area.

Complete Courses – Complete preparation for the 11 Plus Exam

The course below is our flagship course. This course is 40 parts in length with its own dedicated page including full details and free course preview. 

The  Complete 11 Plus Programme

Please note that this school also includes an extended writing task as part of the assessment. We therefore highly recommend supplementing our Complete 11 Plus Programme with our 11 Plus Creative Writing Course.

11 Plus Creative Writing Course

If you just wanted to focus on the literacy or numeracy elements then we have cut those out of the main course to create the two courses below.

The Complete 11 Plus Programme- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

The Complete 11 Plus Programme- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have cut that out of the main course to be a course on its own.

The Complete Vocabulary Course

Enhance Courses- For those with a little less time

If you have less time available we have cut our main course down to half the length (roughly 65% of the materials in the complete course are included in our Enhance course). Full details and free preview are available by following the link:

11 Plus Enhance

Please note that this school also includes an extended writing task as part of the assessment. We therefore highly recommend supplementing our 11 Plus Enhance Course with our 11 Plus Creative Writing Course.

11 Plus Creative Writing Course

If you just wanted to focus on either the literacy or numeracy aspects then we have cut those from the full Enhance course to create two alternative options.

11 Plus Enhance- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

11 Plus Enhance- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have cut this from the Enhance courses as well to create a further option.

Vocabulary Enhance

Boost Courses- For those preparing without much time to go until the exam

If you are preparing later then we have produced these short courses which are half the length of Enhance courses but contain about 40% of our longest course. Link to the full Boost course below where you will find full details and an in-depth free preview:

11 Plus Boost

Please note that this school also includes an extended writing task as part of the assessment. We therefore highly recommend supplementing our 11 Plus Boost Course with our 11 Plus Creative Writing Course.

11 Plus Creative Writing Course

If you just wanted to focus on literacy or numeracy then we have cut-down versions our Boost course below.

11 Plus Boost- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

11 Plus Boost- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have also created a boost vocabulary course below.

Vocabulary Boost

Revision

We have created a revision course which is suitable for this school. This tends to be used by families who have not found us until very late and have perhaps prepared with books or with some tutoring but now want to have something more structured.

Please do not do this course if you have done any of the courses above as there is some crossover of material.

11 Plus Revision Course

Preparation for Independent School 11 Plus Exams

Often we will find parents are asking their children to sit an 11 Plus exam for a grammar school in September and then are going on to sit an Independent School 11 Plus exam the following January.

Where this is case we have prepared our 11 Plus Maths Stretch and Revision Course to help with the additional preparation required:

11 Plus Maths Stretch and Revision

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