Red House is a small school and many parents value this.

Every Child is an Individual

Experience has taught us that one size doesn’t fit all. Children learn at different rates and in different ways.

At Red House we pride ourselves on focusing on the individual child. Teachers form strong bonds with the children in their class. By understanding and treating every child as an individual they discover their unique personalities, interests and abilities. Teaching can then be tailored to suit the needs of pupils.

Through the creation of individual learning profiles teachers continuously monitor children’s strengths and areas for development. If required, early interventions can be put in place and appropriate support given so that every child is able to thrive.

We Focus On Learning, Not Testing

Our measure of success is far more than test results. Our pupils do not sit the government’s Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs), which we believe place unnecessary pressures on young children and restricts their learning experience.

Assessment for learning is important. Our teachers regularly assess both potential and progress, allowing us to tailor our teaching to address the individual needs of the children. However, testing is not our focus; meeting the needs of the children is.

“Pupils throughout the school say they are ready to tackle anything and to give one hundred percent in all they do.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate

Early Years

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) pupils follow a programme of activities which is appropriate to their educational needs and learning which is outlined in the EYFS Statutory Framework; namely the three prime areas of communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development and the four specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. French is also introduced.

Years 1 & 2

Pupils in Years 1 & 2 form Key Stage 1. They study English, Mathematics, ICT, French, RE, PSHE/RSE and cross curricular topics which embrace Art, DT, Geography, History & Science. Music and PE are taught by specialist teachers.

Each term parents are provided with an overview of the topics that their children will be studying during the term. Here are examples of the subject summaries:

Years 3 & 4

Pupils in Years 3 & 4 form Lower Key Stage 2. They study English, Mathematics, Science, French, RE, PSHE/RSE, Art, DT, Geography, History and ICT. Cross-curricular topic links are made where appropriate. PE is taught by specialist staff and both year groups combine for their Games lesson on the Senior School site. In addition, Year 4 pupils participate in swimming lessons. Music continues to be taught by specialist music teachers.

Each term parents are provided with an overview of the topics that their children will be studying during the term. Here are examples of the subject summaries:

Years 5 & 6

Pupils in Years 5 & 6 form Upper Key Stage 2. They have an extra period at school each day. This enables, in addition to the subjects studied in Year 4, pupils to have two afternoons of Games. Year 6 are based at the Senior School and benefit from specialist teaching in French, Design & Technology, Art, Music and Sports.

Here are examples of the subject summaries:

For further information on the Junior School curriculum, please contact:

Mrs Claire Bellerby
Head of Admissions
T: 01642 558119

Visit Us

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Early Years Stay & Play: Thursday 9 May, 2-3pm

Come and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, singing, arts and crafts based on Julia Donaldson’s wonderful book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.

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Twilight Tours: Thursday 16 May

Our Twilight Tours are a great way to discover what's so special about Red House and all we have to offer. You will be able to tour our fantastic facilities and meet our dedicated teachers.

+ Nursery & Junior School 4-6pm
+ Senior School 4.30-6.30pm

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Entry for Year 7 in 2024/2025

Registrations are being taken for children in Year 6 wishing to join Year 7 in 2024 and also for children in Year 5 wishing to join Year 7 in 2025.

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