Founded in 1887 and moved in 1905 to a site within easy walking distance from Reading town centre. It has its own playing fields and recently-upgraded buildings, including a new art and humanities building. The junior school and early years centre are on their own sites nearby. It is a C of E school and, while girls of all faiths or none are accepted, all join in morning assemblies. The IB Diploma is now offered as an alternative to A-levels. Academic standards are high and examination results very good. Music, sport and drama are particularly strong, with events and productions involving many members of the school in some capacity. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award flourishes and there is a range of overseas trips and extra-curricular clubs.