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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Selective Stream Test

At Reading Girls' School we have a  'Selective Stream' providing a more intensive academic education. This is unashamedly designed to enable intelligent and adaptable girls to progress through the National Curriculum to achieve the highest grades in public examinations of which they are capable.

The school aims to provide the highest quality education for all girls. We believe that education should cater for students of all abilities, including the academically able, Reading Girls' is committed to providing a wide and challenging academic education suited to the ability and needs of each girl in a disciplined and orderly environment where she will be actively encouraged to attain her personal best.


As a parent, it is your right to choose the very best education for your daughter and at Reading Girls' School we are pleased to be able to offer you this opportunity. This is an academically demanding course and it would be unfair to admit your daughter to the course if she were not able to cope with the pressure and the high standards of work and behaviour expected. 

Education involves a partnership - an enormously exciting and challenging relationship between the school and the home. At the centre of this partnership is your daughter. At Reading Girls’ School it is our privilege and responsibility to enable her to develop into a confident and successful young woman. It is vital that we have your fullest support to allow this to happen. Should you wish your daughter to be considered for a place in the Selective Stream, you will need to take a personal interest in her work and ensure that she follows a rigorous homework programme. If you can give us this assurance, we would be delighted for your daughter to apply.         

The Selective Stream test is produced by GL Assessment and will consist of three papers: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics. Practice papers are NOT available from the school but similar papers are available from reputable stationers or online.