Our pupils’ wellbeing is paramount.

Red House has a well-deserved and long-standing reputation as a caring school.

Our delivery of high impact pastoral care has been recognised by Red House attaining the School’s Mental Health Award from The Carnegie Centre of Excellence. We are proud to be the only independent school in the North East to have won this award, which demonstrates our passion for wellbeing and positive mental health. We work strategically to improve the wellness of our pupils, and this award has highlighted many areas of success, as well as helping us to plan for emotional health and wellbeing provision.

Our ‘Zen Den’ room offers pupils the opportunity for reflection, and mindfulness is embedded in our curriculum to help children develop coping skills and strategies.  Children are encouraged to be mindful throughout their day, using breathing techniques and meditation. ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ allows pupils to focus on wellbeing activities.

Our outdoor classroom offers pupils the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills and also allows them to see education and learning as a multi-sensory experience.

Charlie, our Wellness Dog

Charlie, a black Labrador, is our official wellness dog. He is a much-loved member of the Red House family.

Charlie regularly attends the Junior School and Senior School and participates in a wide variety of activities.

All parents are asked for their consent for their child to be allowed access to him.

School dogs have been proven to help reduce anxiety, develop pupils’ academic confidence, increase their understanding of responsibility, develop empathy and nurturing skills, and provide companionship and a friendly welcome to school.

“The school has continued to develop its mindfulness programme and has ‘Zen’ clubs, wellness ambassadors and a wellbeing dog. Pupils throughout the school keep an ‘attitude of gratitude’ journal in which they record good deeds they have performed or received. These have a positive impact on behavior and attitudes in the school community. Pupils’ good mental health and wellbeing are a clear priority for the school, and pupils are supported effectively in these areas.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Safeguarding Leads

Miss Claire Thompson

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Samantha Lindsay-Symington

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Director of Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

Mrs Victoria Smith

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Junior School)

Mrs Nicola Cooper

Wellbeing Lead (Junior School)

Mrs Leanne Boyd-Smith

Governor (Safeguarding)

Dr Fiona Hunt

Governor (Deputy Safeguarding & Wellness)

Visit Us

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Visit Us - School

Open Morning: Saturday 28 September

Our Open Morning is a great way to discover what's so special about Red House and all we have to offer. You will be able to tour our fantastic facilities and meet our dedicated teachers.

+ Senior School: Arrival Time 9am
+ Nursery & Junior School: Arrival Time 9.30am

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Entry for Year 7 in 2024/2025

Registrations are being taken for children in Year 6 wishing to join Year 7 in 2024 and also for children in Year 5 wishing to join Year 7 in 2025.

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