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 »

Staff News

We have recently seen an increase in the number of children wishing to take guitar lessons. Music is an important part of school’s co-curricular activities and we are always keen to capture a child’s enthusiasm for a new instrument. As a result a second teacher of guitar, Mr Paul McArthur, will be joining our teamRead More »

Guest Writer – Eleanor

On the 30th of January the Red House public speaking team competed in the County Round of the English Speaking Unions competition at Durham High School for Girls. Some people are terrified at the prospect of standing up and speaking in front of an audience – but we decided to give it a go! WithRead More »

No. 1 Independent School in the Area

The Department for Education has published its tables detailing how well each school in the country has performed in the 2015 GCSE examinations. I am delighted to report that Red House School has once again been ranked the Number 1 Independent School in the area.  We are consistently ranked the highest in these tables againstRead More »

Taking to the Slopes in Les Menuires, France

Although Christmas may now seem like a dim memory the period before Christmas was busy in School. Our annual ski trip visited Les Menuires, France.  The snow had arrived and pupils had an enjoyable week on the slopes rounded off with evening entertainment in the resort.  As ever the children were very well behaved, aRead More »

Holiday Club

The Nursery & Infant School Holiday Club was again active over the holiday, with visits to Hollywood Bowl and Fuzzy Eds and lots of Christmas craft activities taking place. In addition to the Nursery & Infant Holiday Club there will be a Holiday Sports Camp during both the Easter and summer holidays, this is forRead More »


Miss Everington Head of Nursery & Infant School

Last Friday I wrote to the parents of children in the Nursery & Infant School informing them that Miss Everington will be leaving Red House at the end of the summer term. Due to the increasing demands of caring for her aged parents and an aged aunt, Miss Everington is finding it difficult for herRead More »