Reindeer Run for Teesside Hospice (Years 3-11), Stockton Council’s Christmas Tree Trail, Indoor trainers, ‘Cash for Kids’ and Christmas Hampers for the Food Bank, Junior School Tea Towels & Holiday Club and Sports Camp

Dear Parents Across both sites, we are in ‘full-on’ planning mode, preparing for the imminent Christmas festivities. On the last day of term, the pupils will be enjoying a Christmas-inspired assembly, quizzes, dingbats, snowball dodgeball, a Christmas sing-a-thon with hot chocolate, a chocolate tombola, Christmas mindfulness crafting and a Christmas party, with pizzas from Dominos.Read More »

BBC Children in Need – update, Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas hamper collections for the foodbank, Year 11 Prom – save the date, Holiday Club and Sports Camp & Injectable Flu Vaccine alternative

Dear Parents This week is National Anti-Bullying Week and the theme for 2020 is ‘United against Bullying’, which saw children across both sites involved in a number of different activities. The Year 6 wore odd socks to school to mark the occasion, whilst the Year 5s discussed what it means to be a ‘bucket filler’Read More »

Ski Trip, Hot Lunches, Year 11 Mocks, PTA AGM & Harvest Festival

Dear Parents It was lovely to see the children resplendent in yellow today to support the mental health charity Young Minds.  We continue to review our mindfulness programme and I met with Dr Ashcroft and Mrs Cooper recently to agree a strategy.  We will be contacting all parents soon with a brief survey. Ski Trip Read More »

Open Morning, Year 11 Guide to Choosing A Level Courses, The Red House Runners, COVID-19 letter for parents from the Department of Education, Year 5 Reminder from Mr Haywood & Current Vacancies at Red House

Red House pupil playing in the Nursery classroom

Dear Parents Over the past couple of days it seems that autumn has well and truly arrived and that the crisper nights are upon us. Autumn is a wonderful time and one of my favourite seasons, with so much to enjoy and savour before winter draws in. Open Morning I am hugely excited about welcomingRead More »

Holiday Club, Reports & Drop offs – Senior School

Dear Parents It’s been wonderful to hear and see the children in school and we look forward to welcoming Years 3 & 4 on Monday too.  Whilst the educational outlook for September remains uncertain, please be assured that we continue to plan for most scenarios.  We have looked at various staffing models and are consideringRead More »

Return to School – Year 10, Remote Learning & Kooth.com

Dear Parents The way the pupils in the Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 have handled their return to school has been nothing short of remarkable.  They are following the new guidelines diligently whilst fully engaging in learning and loving being back with their friends.  Whilst I hope to see more junior pupils backRead More »

How will the children access their work remotely?, Year 11, Grease, Readathon, School for the Children of Key Workers/Vulnerable Children, Holiday Club, Collecting Essential Items & Thank you

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents As you’re aware, all schools have been instructed to close by the government, except to educate a few pupils in certain categories.  As has been the case thus far, Red House will fully comply with the guidance.  Below I have answered a few questions you may currently have.  No doubt I have notRead More »

COVID-19, Handwashing, Self-Isolation, School Closure, Year 11, Travel over Easter, National Netball Finals & Junior School Museum in a Classroom – Thursday 19 March

Dear Parents COVID-19 I hope you received my email last night outlining the new guidance issued yesterday.  Our position remains the same which is to always adhere to the guidance from the government.  This does, of course, keep changing and I will endeavour to communicate any changes to school routines as soon as possible onceRead More »

Coronavirus/Covid-19, Year 5 Camp, London Trip & Year 11 Revision

Dear Parents I thoroughly enjoyed watching, and being part of, the Year 4 production this morning.  The pupils spoke and acted with such confidence, telling us all about St Valentine, and I know the audience loved it.  Coronavirus/Covid-19 You will be aware that the advice keeps changing as more cases develop around the world.  WeRead More »

Teacher of French & Spanish, School Council, Coronovirus, PTA Quiz Night – Friday, PTA Movie ‘Night’ – Friday 14 February & Grease

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Dear Parents Today we’ve been holding interviews for our new Head of the Senior School/Deputy Head, starting in September 2020.  Members of School Council, our Senior Management Team and the children have all been involved in a very thorough process and I hope to be able to share news about the appointment soon. Teacher ofRead More »

Netball Nationals, Registration, Tea & Prep – Senior School, Internet Safety Day: Tuesday 11 February, PTA Quiz Night: Friday 28 February & Open Morning

Dear Parents Netball Nationals I am delighted to be able to inform you that our Under 14 girls have qualified for the national netball finals.  To be placed in the final 18 for all schools (independent and non-independent) is a phenomenal achievement for our small – yet perfectly formed – school. The girls are theRead More »