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 the very best education possible for their children. This remains just as true today and a close working relationship between parents and teachers ensures the pupils achieve their very best.

Academic excellence and intellectual growth are, quite rightly, at the very heart of what we do. We are proud to have been ranked the No. 1 independent school in the area for results at GCSE a number of times and our Early Years Foundation Stage was rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. We challenge the children from the day they join us but, most importantly, we encourage the children to develop their love of learning. Our classes are small and teachers are committed and talented. They know the children well and we can truly offer a bespoke education, allowing the children to navigate an individual learning pathway.

However, we truly believe that educational development is not simply confined to the classroom and life at Red House is about so much more. A Red House education includes an extensive co-education programme – sport, the arts and outdoor education – and a varied programme of excursions to broaden the horizons of the children, engendering a richer educational experience. The holistic education we offer is key to preparing the children of today for the world of tomorrow.

All of this is achieved within a warm, supportive and family-orientated environment where difference is celebrated and everyone is respected. Our first rate pastoral system encourages and enables the children to build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with other children and the wider community.

We are proud of our past, engaged in the present and excited by our future. Please do come and visit us – the welcome will be warm.

With best wishes

Ken James

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