Red House School children walking in a line holding hands

We are delighted that Red House School has once again been revealed as the top school in the whole of the North in our category in the 2022 Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ list.

Judged on over 1,600 schools in the UK, Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. It assesses academic results as well as the performance of a given school compared to others in the same town, local authority and nationally.

We are proud that our school is built upon an ethos of encouraging children to develop their interests and talents, and fully participating in the life of our busy school, offering a very personal and unique family atmosphere. Being a small school, teaching staff know all of our pupils individually and work with them to achieve their best – something evidenced by our incredible GCSE results in 2021.

Dr Rebecca Ashcroft, Head of Red House, said:

“Achieving the top position in the whole of the North in our category, really is testament to the great work of our staff here at Red House. Our school is going from strength to strength.

We are continuing to invest heavily in our facilities. Our Music School features a recording studio, rehearsal space and practice rooms which demonstrates our commitment to the Performing Arts. Our spacious and tranquil Zen Den allows children to practise techniques to build awareness of their minds and emotions. We have our very own enchanted outdoor classroom enabling the benefits of outdoor learning to be gained continuously throughout the year.

We are also committed to providing outstanding pastoral care. We were delighted to receive the School Mental Health Award by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. We are proud to be the only independent school in the North East who have won this award, which demonstrates our passion for wellbeing and positive mental health.”

There is currently an unprecedented level of interest in Red House School. Some of our year groups are almost full and some now have a waiting list. Early registration is highly recommended for families wishing to join us. Please contact Claire Bellerby, Head of Admissions on 01642 558119 or email for further information.

Prospective families are very welcome to attend one of our open events which are held every term. Our next Open Morning is Saturday 24 September 9am – 12 noon. To attend the event please complete the booking form and Claire Bellerby will contact you to confirm the time of your tour. Please be aware that only families who have registered in advance will be able to attend and the number of tours available is limited.

Note: Red House School was assessed in the category for top fee-paying schools with small or no sixth form in the Sunday Times Parent Power 2022. Red House School was awarded Bronze for its outstanding mental health and wellbeing provision by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.

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