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.
Visit to School
Claire Bellerby, Head of Admissions, will be happy to arrange an individual visit for you and your family. You will be able to tour the school which will give you a great insight into a typical day at Red House. You will also be able to discuss your child’s education with the Head, Dr Rebecca Ashcroft, or Mr Simon Haywood, Head of Junior School.
Early Years Foundation Stage
There are no entrance assessments for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Prior to confirmation of your child starting with Red House School, in our 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.
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.
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 at least 9 or 10 GCSEs at grades 4-9 (previously grades C-A*) 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.
Prospective families are very welcome to visit the the school. Individual tours can be arranged or families can attend one of our open events which are held every term.