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Preparing for 11+

The Reading area is served by a large number of extremely good senior independent and grammar schools, which select pupils through the 11+ entrance exam taken in Year 6.

At St Edward’s Prep, we understand that when choosing a prep school, parents are already looking ahead to where their children will go in Year 7. While different schools suit and support different boys, our responsibility is to ensure that your son is prepared and confident when the time for 11+ entrance exams comes around, whichever senior school you choose.

Our carefully tailored and specialised coaching for 11+ exams leads to outstanding results. The key is in the excellent foundations from Little Griffins Pre-Reception Class onwards. By the time our boys reach the upper years, they are already keen, enthusiastic, independent learners. Our specialised 11+ preparation helps them hone the skills they have already learned, and allows them to approach exams with confidence.

Our boys’ success at securing places to Reading School is particularly noteworthy, given the extremely competitive entry process. Grammar school is not for everyone, however, and our boys also gain places at the region’s top selective independent schools, often with scholarships.

Find out where our boys go next here, Where our boys go next