It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Reading School. 

Our school has much to offer young adults of the future.  We set high standards of behaviour and have high expectations of all our students.  We are proud of the partnership we have with parents to ensure all students reach their full potential and enjoy school.  Our examination results are excellent and reflect the work of committed staff and students. The opportunities here are many and varied and all students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and make the most of leadership opportunities they are given both in and out of lessons.

At Reading traditional values and respect for all members of the school community are combined with innovative approaches to teaching and learning.  The staff are a committed team of highly qualified teachers and support staff who work tirelessly to gain the best from all students in the school.  We want all students to enjoy learning, achieve success and be empowered to take responsibility for themselves and their futures.

We want every student to enjoy their time at school.  We believe everyone has something special to contribute.  We take pride in developing academic achievement, a sense of responsibility, independence, confidence and mutual respect for others. Excellence is evident across the curriculum, which is broad and balanced and designed to encourage responsibility and independent learning.  Students achieve very well here because we work hard with parents to encourage every member of the school to enjoy, achieve and be empowered. If students are to become leaders of their own learning they must keep an open mind, enjoy hard work, and be curious about the world in which they live. Students will be stretched in their lessons to take risks, take on new learning challenges and develop creativity. They will achieve their aspirations through high standards of teaching, learning and leadership. 

David Martin – Head Teacher