We are delighted by your interest in our school and would be very happy to explore with you whether Red House is the right school for your child and whether we feel able to offer them a place. We do not select pupils on the basis of current academic achievement we are looking to identify pupils who are likely to flourish, both academically and personally, if offered a place.


The Headmaster meets each family when they visit. If you have applied for a place, this is likely to take the form of a tour of our facilities and an informal meeting to discuss your requirements.


Early Years Foundation Stage

There are no entrance assessments for Early Years Foundation Stage. Prior to confirmation of your child starting with Red House School, in Nursery or Reception Class, we will discuss your child’s current developmental attainments and identify any individual requirements.  We welcome children from the term before they turn 3 years old.

Years 1-3

Children wishing to join Red House School in Years 1-3 will be assessed on academic potential along with age appropriate activities to assess fine motor skills and their ability and eagerness to learn.  This is carried out during a relaxed and friendly taster day within the school.

Years 4-11

Children wishing to join Red House School in Years 4-11 will undertake an age appropriate entrance assessment in verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning.

The assessment is designed to assess your child’s potential to engage with a curriculum targeted towards 10 GCSEs at grades 5-9 in Year 11.  These assessments form part of your child’s taster day within the school.

A Headteacher reference from the current school also forms an important part of the admissions process.

Upon successful completion of the assessment process, an offer of a place in school will be made depending upon availability. If places are not available in the appropriate year group, then the pupil may be placed on a waiting list.

To arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Claire Bellerby
Tel: 01642 558119
email: admissions@redhouseschool.co.uk