Pupil Post: 7 May 2021

Dear Parents, Red House has been positively buzzing with activity this week and the children have been extremely busy. Election fever hit the Year 6 yesterday, with pupils in 6C forming their own political parties and conducting a hustings, followed by a Q&A session, in PSHE. Five parties are participating in the upcoming election nextRead More »

Pupil Post: 30 April 2021

Dear Parents, It has been another very busy week at Red House across both sides of the pond! The Year 11’s have finished their first two weeks of assessments and this morning, Year 5 pupils performed their fabulous May Day assembly to parents. Fortunately, the bad weather held off and they were able to entertainRead More »

Pupil Post: 23 April 2021

Dear Parents, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter and could take advantage of the easing of some of the restrictions. It has been wonderful to have the children back in school this week and to see them happy and playing on the sports field in the glorious sunshine! This week has been aRead More »

Pupil Post: 26 March 2021

Dear Parents, Red House has been a hive of creativity and innovation this week, with pupils in the Junior School crafting the most amazing and imaginative eggs for their Easter egg competitions. There was even a sighting of the Easter bunny! The pupils in the Senior School enjoyed watching an assembly, delivered via Teams, aboutRead More »

Pupil Post: 19 March 2021

Dear Parents, It has been another very busy week at Red House and it has been lovely to see so many pupils really enjoying their return to school and their face-to-face lessons. Yesterday, we marked Global Recycling Day and the pupils in the Senior School participated in a quiz and enjoyed an assembly on theRead More »

Pupil Post: 12 March 2021

Dear Parents, It was such a thrill to see all the children in school this week.  The children in the Junior School met me with smiles and were all very excited to be back.  I also took great delight in awarding the prizes for the World Book Day competition; there were some excellent entries.  TheRead More »

Pupil Post: 5 March 2021

Dear Parents,   Only three more sleeps to go! We are all very excited and looking forward to welcoming the children back into school on Monday. They have worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks and really adapted to remote learning. After being off school for so long, it is only natural that manyRead More »

Pupil Post: 26 February 2021

Dear Parents, I hope you all had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed some of the lovely sunshine that we experienced in the second half of the week. With the beautiful flowers starting to bloom out of bud, it is really starting to feel like Spring is finally upon us. I hope the childrenRead More »

Pupil Post: 12 February 2021

Dear Parents, We are extremely proud of the way our pupils have responded to lockdown and their online learning over the past few weeks. Through daily form time, weekly Teams Talks, individual calls to pupils, form assemblies via Teams and online lessons, our pupils have risen to the many challenges and remained connected to ourRead More »

Pupil Post: 5 February 2021

Dear Parents, This week we have been busy focusing on ways to improve our wellbeing and positive mental health. Yesterday was Time to Talk Day and the pupils were encouraged to reach out and connect (remotely) with friends and family. In the coming week, we will be celebrating LGBT History Month, with a tutor-led assemblyRead More »

Pupil Post: 29 January 2021

Red House School Children show the food that they have made via a video call on Teams

Dear Parents, I hope you are all well and remaining positive.  I was reading recently that life oscillates between being amazing and being awful, with lots of ordinary in between.  I cannot wait to embrace and appreciate the ordinary once again.   Return to School  I am sure you are following developments as closely asRead More »

Wellbeing & Mindfulness, Weekly ‘Teams Talk’, Holiday Club & Sports Camp, Omegle App alert for parents & Year 11 GCSE Examination Consultation

Red House Senior School pupils sit around tables making Christmas crafts.

Dear Parents, It has been a very interesting week in the news. I particularly enjoyed listening on the radio to the inauguration of the 46th President, Joe Biden, on my commute back to Harrogate on Wednesday evening. I was especially inspired by the words of youth laureate poet, Amanda Gorman: ‘there is always light if weRead More »

Online Learning Survey, Internet Safety & COVID Testing

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents, I hope you are well and surviving home schooling.  I know many of you are having to balance working from home with supporting the children and we are grateful for your help.  Please do not let ‘working parent guilt’ set in: there is only so much you can do and, in these challenging circumstances, yourRead More »

Saturday 2 January

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents, A very happy new year to you.  I think we were all glad to say goodbye to 2020 and I am sure we will make the most of 2021. As promised, attached is information from Ms Roberts about remote learning for Years 7-11; please can I ask you to share the timetable withRead More »

Wednesday 30 December

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents, I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with the children.  It remains a bizarre time in all our lives but, hopefully, the festivities allowed you all to focus on what really matters at the moment. I am sure many of you have been waiting for the guidance from the government with respect toRead More »

Wednesday 23 December

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents, My final email before Christmas, I promise. My previous email confirmed that Years 7-10 will be taught remotely for the first week of the spring term, with all other year groups returning to school. However, there is much discussion in the press about another lockdown and whether this will impact on all pupils.Read More »

Friday 18 December

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents, I was not expecting to be in touch so soon after the end of term but we have been thrown a curve ball by the government in the dying moments of the Autumn Term. Many of you may have read that testing in schools is going to be implemented in January.  Very littleRead More »

The Festivities Today, Yearbook,  Summer Exams, Catering, COVID Reporting, First Day of Term, New Colleagues & My first term at Red House School by Dr Ashcroft 

Dear Parents, You may recall I described the Summer Term as the hardest term of my teaching career.  I have to admit, this term has been rather challenging too but I have been astounded by the efforts of my colleagues to ensure the children remain safe and continue to enjoy a first class education.  ItRead More »