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.


Pupils applying for a place are invited for an assessment at the school. Assessment for entry into the Preparatory & Senior School consists of tests in verbal and non-verbal English and quantitative reasoning.

Assessments take place throughout the year for all year groups, however assessment days for Year 7 entry are generally held in March for those entering in September. For those applying after this date, separate arrangements can be made. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that Red House is an appropriate school for the pupil.

School reports from the child’s current school are also requested, unless we are instructed otherwise.

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: claire.bellerby@redhouseschool.co.uk