Feature: Are Proms Pointless?

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

Last month Red House School held its prom. I wasn’t really looking forward to it and have often said – loudly – that I’m not a great fan of proms. They were an American invention and, until very recently, the U.K. had managed to avoid them. The closest the children came to attending one was watchingRead More »

See Our School In Action

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Come and see our school in action by booking an individual tour of our Nursery & Infant or Prep & Senior School. Our tours give a great insight into a typical day at Red House. Our Head of Admissions, Mrs Claire Bellerby, will be delighted to show you around our excellent facilities. There will alsoRead More »

Feature: Children Should Eat Dirt!

Ken James Headmaster at Red House School

I often say children should eat dirt. I often get rather strange looks when saying this too. Whilst some might expect these controversial words to have come from the mouth of the formidable headmistress in Matilda, Miss Trunchbull, they seem a little surprised that the words are emanating from a pupil-centric headmaster of a respectedRead More »

Why choose Red House?

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Independent v State Schooling Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and not one to be made lightly.  There are great opportunities and life experiences offered by both state and independent schooling and the best schools from both sectors are providing an outstanding education to their pupils.  However, the truth isRead More »

We are a Microsoft School!

We are delighted to announce that Red House has been successful in its application to become a Microsoft School.  Microsoft launched the programme to develop a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve learning outcomes.  We are committed to the continued integration of technology into lessons to ensure we have innovative learningRead More »

Potential Olympians chosen for national scheme

Some of our talented athletes have been chosen to participate in the Talented Athlete Sponsorship Scheme (TASS) in partnership with Teesside University, having been identified as showing potential in Olympic sports. Over the next year, 10 pupils from Years 8 to 11, who are eligible to represent England and perform at the top of the SportRead More »

Welcome to Red House School

Mr Ken James

Welcome to Red House, a truly unique independent school at the heart of the village of Norton. I am delighted that you are interested in our wonderful school and hope our website gives you a glimpse into life at Red House. Red House was established in 1929 by a group of parents to provide theRead More »