Great Gatsby Ball

The PTA Great Gatsby Ball, held at Wynyard Hall, was a glittering affair.  Parents, with children from across the School, friends of the School and teachers, including my successor Ken James, enjoyed an evening filled with good food, good company and some excellent entertainment.  The Charleston and Lindy Bop exhibition dancing followed by a masterRead More »

Meet the new Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects

I am very pleased to announce the appointments of Sam Korsen as Head Boy and Kate Stohrer as Head Girl with Oliver Harrisskitt and Eleanor Wright acting as their deputies.  Sam and Kate will take over from Sam Chell and Megan Kavanagh who shortly depart on study leave.  Sam and Megan have done an excellentRead More »

Success in the ISA Essay Writing Competition

Red House pupils have again been successful in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) essay writing competition.  Isobel won second place for her entry for the Horsey Junior Essay Competition.  Her essay in response to the theme of fantasy and metamorphosis had, in the words of the adjudicator, ‘a haunting twist as the narrator’s ghostly transformationRead More »

Swimming, cycling, running……and then more cycling!

A large number of pupils compete in sports outside of School, some to a remarkably high level.  Rebecca and Jessica Hall were entered for the ISA triathlon.  Both girls did extremely well in this test of swimming,  cycling and running endurance.  Rebecca won her event, taking the gold medal against girls a year older thanRead More »

Socially savvy

As you are aware Red House has a very strict safeguarding policy in place for all aspects of school life, including social media.  We are delighted at the amount of interaction we receive on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and always welcome your likes, tweets, comments and shares!  However, we would just like to bringRead More »

New staff announcements

Hands holding up letters that read Welcome

I am pleased to be able to announce the appointment of a number of teaching staff.  Mr Ian Maude has been appointed to teach Year 4 following the retirement of Mr Colin Jones.  Mr Maude is a very experienced teacher of primary aged pupils who comes to Red House from Teesside High.  Miss Rosemary Farrell,Read More »

David Smart

It is with great sadness that I report the death of our Maintenance Supervisor, David Smart, following a short illness.  Mr Smart joined the School in 1997 following a career in the construction industry working in both Teesside and abroad.  His dedication to the School over the years has been apparent in the pride andRead More »

Why do Red House pupils succeed?

There was widespread coverage in the press last weekend on new research by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University. The research commissioned by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) revealed that attending an independent school in England is associated with the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age ofRead More »

National Champions

We have always had many successes in local sporting competitions but we are delighted to report that recently we have had a number of successes in national competitions. Our two most recent are as follows. Our Under 13 boys’ hockey team who were crowned ISA National Champions after playing some amazing hockey at the OlympicRead More »

Pies and Pancakes

On Shrove Tuesday the Nursery and Infant School held its annual pancake races. With pans at the ready and chef’s hats in place pancakes were tossed and, mostly, caught as children raced against each other. The teachers also got into the spirit of the event before their Lenten fasts began. Meanwhile, Key Stage 2 pupilsRead More »