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Reading Girls School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

The greatest asset of Reading Girls' School is the students, who come from over 35 primary schools across Reading and beyond, as well as the commitment and dedication of all staff. The girls are intellectually curious, enthusiastic and caring individuals who have a love of learning.

At the heart of Reading Girls' School is a clear focus on academic excellence, as well as developing thoughtful, mindful citizens, with an appreciation and respect for the world around them. Consequently, the Department for Education has identified Reading Girls' School as being in the top 1% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Every day is 'open day' at Reading Girls' School and they encourage all prospective parents to visit without an appointment to see our school in action and speak to pupils. They do things quite differently to other schools, and they strongly believe in what they do, backed by academic research.

Reading Girls' School is without doubt a multicultural community with 17 different ethnic groups and over 50 languages spoken. By its very nature therefore, pupils are exposed to many beliefs, faiths and identities. The school leaders believe it is their role to foster experiences within this context.

Reading Girls' School fundamentally believes in the moral and social justice that education can provide for young people without prejudice. Leaders and staff are relentless in their drive to ensure that such an ideology becomes an everyday experience for all girls.

To this end, in 2018 they re-structured their school day to create longer blocks of learning time that allow staff to provide coherent learning experiences for all pupils in association with external partners from the world of business and academia.

A love of learning is at the heart of Reading Girls' School with a strong emphasis on high quality teaching. Their principal strategy for doing so is 'deeper applied learning through R.E.A.L. lessons'. They aim to foster these experiences so that pupils can transfer their academic and lifelong knowledge and skills between different contexts. School departments work with external links to co-deliver learning that relates to the world beyond the textbook and the school gates. An industry-led KS3 weekly STEM day is a prominent example of deeper applied coherent learning.

Similarly, whilst teachers are trained specialists to deliver their subject, that is not necessarily the case when it comes to personal development issues. Therefore, age-appropriate Personal Development days are also delivered by a variety of guest organisations from business, NHS outreach and beyond.

Reading Girls' School's sense of social responsibility has led to a wealth of opportunities to engage and support other communities, as well as develop pupils who are considerate to those around them. The Student Leadership Team, RGS PLEDGE charity work, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Mental Health Ambassadors and Year 7 Nature-Nurture Leaders student-led programmes, are key features of an approach to developing these lifelong learning skills.

Reading Girls' School is a school that belongs to its students who look forward to welcoming you at any time.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

GL version of the  11+ Exam with 11+questions in – Verbal Reasoning, Non – Verbal Reasoning and Maths.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Reading Girls School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the Reading Girls' School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

A Girls’ partially selective school

Total Pupils:-

Between 40/45 selective places – approximately 25% of year 7 intake is chosen using the 11+ exam.


Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

Often 5+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

Berkshire version of GL 11+


Reading Girls’ School, Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PY

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