Meet the Deputy Head & Head of Senior School

Miss Claire Thompson

A very warm welcome to our Senior School.

Achieving individual excellence is at the very heart of a Red House education. To excel is to be the very best you can be, and our results really do speak for themselves.

Our class sizes remain small, even by independent school standards, and pupils are encouraged to aim high.

We offer a broad academic curriculum, taught by professional and committed teachers, all highly qualified in their subject. Throughout the school, pupils are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately, rather than having a general science lesson.

Children also continue to receive sport and music lessons by specialist teachers. Academic excellence should be a given in any school. However, we do not focus merely on this. We continuously encourage our pupils to become well-rounded and confident children.

We work hard to prepare them for life beyond Red House, ensuring they are adaptable and resilient, ready to face an ever changing world.

I would like to invite you to come and visit Red House and experience life in our Senior School. To arrange a tour or for further information please contact:

Mrs Claire Bellerby, Head of Admissions
T: 01642 558119
E: ad********@re************.uk

Visit Us

Visit Us - School
Visit Us - School

Open Morning: Saturday 28 September

Our Open Morning is 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.

+ Senior School: Arrival Time 9am
+ Nursery & Junior School: Arrival Time 9.30am

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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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Red House Difference

50 Holiday club enables the school to be open 50 weeks of the year.
Best in the North East - Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ 2024 Recognised as the top school in the North East in our category in the Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ list.
Co-Curricular We place great value on children developing new skills outside the classroom. With 50 different clubs to choose from there really is something for everyone.
Passionate about wellbeing and positive mental health. The only independent school in the North East to have won this award.
Bespoke Education Small class sizes allows us to tailor lessons to the needs of the children
99.2% Awarded GCSE grades 9-4 (previously grades A*-C)
Flexible Wrap Around Care 7.30am-6pm
We offer both before and after school care for those children whose parents require an extended day.