Dear Parents,


It has been another super jam-packed week at Red House, with pupils in Nursery to Year 3 practising for their Sports Day, KS1 and KS2 children have been completing their summer term assessed piece of writing, and Year 1 pupils have been helping to plant in the courtyard.

Across in the Senior School, Year 10 pupils have finished their summer examinations, Year 6 have been learning about enterprise and entrepreneurs and, as part of their ‘Sport for Leisure’ programme, the PE department took all of Year 11 surfing in Saltburn-by-the-Sea on Tuesday and afterwards they enjoyed fish and chips for lunch. Next week, in their final week at Red House, Year 11 pupils will be literally reaching for the sky, on the high ropes at Air Trial at the Tees Barrage, as well as enjoying a range of celebratory activities on their final morning in school on Friday.

Next week is the Year 7 and Year 8 summer examinations. As the Dining Hall is out of action for the Year 7 assessments, the pupils in the Senior School will be enjoying delicious barbeque lunches next week, accompanied with a fresh choice of salads, desserts and fresh fruit each day.


Global Diversity Day

Today is United Nations Global Diversity Day. This day was first celebrated in 2001 and to mark the 20th birthday of Global Diversity Day, pupils in the Senior School participated in a range of tasks and discussions in this morning’s form time with their tutor.

They brainstormed ideas of what diversity is, before creating their own personal timeline about events in their lives that have taught them about diversity. To generate ideas for their timelines, they thought about when they first met someone of a different religion or nationality, when they first learned another language, times when they have travelled far from home and the cultures they have experienced, and whether they have ever observed an incident which they believe could have been related to bias or prejudice towards someone from a different race, religion or nationality.


Year 11 Red House School keepsake cushions

The multi-talented Mrs Husband is taking orders from Year 11 parents for a unique and personalised Red House cushion, constructed from parts of your child’s school uniform. Full details on how to order are contained in the letter at the bottom of Pupil Post.


Sports Days

On Thursday 17 June 2021, pupils in Years 7-10 will participate in the Senior School Sports Day at Middlesbrough Sports Village. The event will take place between 10am and 2pm and a packed lunch will be provided for your child. There will be ice creams on the school field, when the pupils return at 2.30pm.

As restrictions begin to lift, it is hoped that we may be able to invite parents to attend some of the Junior School sports events in the summer term. The Sports Day for EYFS children will take place at the Junior School in the morning of Thursday 24 June 2021 and Years 1-3 Sports Day will be on the same day in the afternoon. Sports Day for Years 4-6 will be at the Senior School on Tuesday 22 June 2021. More details will follow, should parents be allowed to attend.


Save the date: Celebration of Achievement (Years 6-10)

In place of our annual Prize giving, we are hoping to be able to enjoy a Celebration of Achievement afternoon on the last day of term, Friday 9 July 2021 from 2pm, on the school field. Please note that the nature of this event may change and it is dependent on the next lifting of restrictions by the Government on 21 June 2021.

For our Junior School pupils, we hope that classes are able to put on a class presentation to parents before the end of the school year and further details will follow.


Transition Days

Junior School Transition Day will take place on Wednesday 23 June 2021. This gives your child an opportunity to meet and spend time with their new form tutor. The Year 7 Transition Day, for pupils moving up from Year 6 to Year 7, will take place on Friday 3 September 2021. The new Year 7 pupils will have the Senior School all to themselves and will follow a special timetable in their new form groups.


COVID-19 Home Testing: Years 7-11

Please can your child continue to self-test twice a week in line with current Government guidance. The testing should take place on Monday morning and Thursday evenings.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend with your families.

With very best wishes

Rebecca Ashcroft
Deputy Head & Head of the Senior School



Senior School

Year 11 Red House Keepsake Cushions – Dr R Ashcroft

Year 6 Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) – Dr R Ashcroft

Year 6 Visit to Hadrian’s Wall: Wednesday 23 June – Mr P Heaton


Junior School

Year 5 Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) – Miss C Thompson


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