Reddam House Berkshire is a co-educational, independent school that aspires to excellence in education for girls and boys from three months to 18 years old. This truly majestic school - in a beautiful, rustic forest and park-like setting - is conveniently located near Wokingham in the English county of Berkshire, a vibrant hub with easy access to the M3, M4, Heathrow and London. A strong culture has emerged over the years – very closely aligned to our existing Reddam culture - in which students are acknowledged and cared for as individuals and their distinct personality traits, attributes and special strengths are celebrated. All the characteristics of pupils are valued, as indeed are growing children within a family.
The unique Reddam House philosophy and our formula for success are based to a large degree on the quality and depth of our curricula, cultural and sporting activities and especially our teaching staff. Fully recognizing that what goes on in the classroom between teacher and student, strongly influences the success of a school, our fresh and vibrant approach contrasts colourfully with traditional education.
Reddam House schools have achieved singular success to date – both in terms of the well-rounded quality of person we introduce to the world and in academic terms. We top the league tables of results in South Africa and are in the top ten schools in New South Wales (Australia). We are extremely successful in the diversity and quality of our co-curricular activities: music, dance, drama, public speaking and a wide range of sports. We are true to our motto `We Shall Give Back’ and are very successful in our appeal to students and parents.
As of September 2015 the original Bearwood College re-launched under the Reddam House banner as “Reddam House Berkshire”. A major redevelopment program has already begun, which will see this splendid school transformed and the Bearwood legacy providing solid foundations for a brilliant Reddam House future continuing to inspire true excellence in education.
The school is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, in the heart of the vibrant Atlantic Seaboard with a majestic view of the Cape Town Stadium, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. On the edge of the Cape Town city bowl the historic Reddam House clock tower overlooks the intimate private school grounds.
The Secondary School resides in the majestic heritage building while the Early Learning and Preparatory Schools are accommodated in the more modern building, which has been newly refurbished and extended. The canteen is managed by local health food chain Kauai.
The classrooms of the Preparatory School open onto lush astro-turf while the Early Learning School classrooms open onto exclusive playgrounds shaded by magnificent trees.
The school’s sports program makes extensive use of its astro-turf field and its tennis courts, cricket oval and swimming pool at the Green Point common.
The school boasts outstanding academic results while fostering and developing the strong creative flair of the local community.
Reddam House Umhlanga is a co-educational independent school with a Christian ethos situated on the outskirts of the bustling Umhlanga Ridge. The school caters for students from one year old to Grade 12.
Reddam House Umhlanga has an essentially “country” feel. Set in rolling cane fields with modern and spacious facilities, children are allowed to be children, while functioning within the parameters of a robust, diverse curriculum where students are encouraged to achieve their very best.
The campus culture fosters academic, sporting and cultural excellence, underpinned by a strong, supportive, pastoral care system.
The school boasts an Open-Air Amphitheatre, Media and Audio Visual Centre, Science Laboratory, cutting edge IT Centre, Design and Technology Centre and Music, Art and Drama rooms, Smart Boards, air-conditioned classrooms, heated swimming pool, international-sized cricket oval and magnificent quads, Robin Muir School of Music – 7 music rooms facilitating private lessons, the world class Robert and Robin Muir Auditorium and playgrounds.
Students are offered a wide selection of most sports administered by qualified coaches – including water polo, swimming, rugby, hockey, athletics, tennis, netball and cricket.
The Reddam House Group offers a world-renowned educational ethos with excellence in every aspect of its academic offering ensuring top IEB (Independent Examination Board) results for its students. In addition, it offers a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting activities on all its campuses. In a secure, relaxed, self-disciplined environment Reddam House nurtures individuality, talent and self-assurance.
We understand the importance of education; we therefore equip our students to face an increasingly challenging global future with pride and confidence, by inspiring true excellence in international education.
Reddam House Bedfordview is situated in the serenity of the old Kensington golf course, high above the gold-bearing reefs of Egoli, amid Victorian homes of a bygone era.
The school spans two sites. The Early Learning School and the Junior Preparatory School enjoy their own, purpose-built environment in the Neo-Classical style. In 2012 the ELS underwent a major refurbishment to convert the facilities to support the Reggio Emilia – inspired Reddam House philosophy. The classrooms are set in intimate clusters with a junior hall and a library in the center.
The five acres Junior Campus spreads over park-like sports fields and a playground environment.
The Senior Preparatory and Secondary School are modern and geometric, linked by a series of catwalks and open stairwells on a vast site covering 20 acres, boasting art, drama, dance and music studios, computer and science labs, a hall and a library. The canteen is managed by local health food chain Kauai. There is also a magnificent staff lounge and facilities.
The grounds include three rugby fields, four tennis courts, a swimming pool and a wetland for nature studies.
BCC CAMPUS (PRE 1 ‒ GR 3), 32 Concorde Road
MAIN CAMPUS (GR 4 ‒ 12)
28 Smith Street Ext, Bedfordview 2007
Cradled by majestic mountains in the beautiful Constantia Valley, Reddam House Constantia overlooks the historic Steenberg vineyards and the magnificent Steenberg golf estate.
With architecture in keeping with the Cape vernacular and perfectly suited to this rustic environment, this campus has a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.
Reddam House Constantia enjoys a spacious feel spread over 32 acres, it boasts extensive facilities, including art, drama, dance and music studios, computer and science labs, an indoor hockey field size hall and a library. The canteen is managed by local health food chain Kauai.
It also sports a magnificent cricket oval, two rugby fields and a 400m athletics track.
Our two large swimming pools are well utilized by Preparatory and College students for swimming training, galas as well as water polo matches.
A smaller, enclosed pool is used for teaching children to swim. The five tennis courts double up as netball courts during winter terms.
A multi-purpose hall is used for indoor hockey, netball and mixed martial arts, as well as the many performing arts showcases, theater productions and other events.
The astro-turf hockey field is well used by both Preparatory and College students.
Reddam House Durbanville, stemmed from the notion to join forces with a pioneering school in the area, Chesterhouse School, an institution already part of the Reddam House family of international schools.
The decision to restructure Chesterhouse School as a Reddam House was based on the desire to achieve the most outstanding educational institution in Cape Town.
Reddam House Durbanville caters for children from 1 year old to Grade 12. The school will comprise two campuses, the Chesterhouse campus that will house the Early Learning School as well as the Junior and Senior Preparatory School; and the Clara Anna Fontein campus, currently under construction, will become the College for students from Grade 8 to Grade 12.
Clara Anna Fontein, only a 20 min drive from the Cape Town CBD, is an exclusive lifestyle estate boasting contemporary residential spaces as well as expanses of lush open areas, a private dam, protected wetlands and a private game reserve. Clara Anna Fontein offers an enviable and much sought-after lifestyle.
The development of the Clara Anna Fontein campus, which is adjacent to the Chesterhouse campus, will maximise the potential of the school. This campus will boast the following state of the art facilities, an astro turf, a swimming pool and change rooms, tennis and netball courts, two sports fields, a 400m athletics and events track or alternatively a soccer field as well as an auditorium and dining room. A Sixth Form Centre, also to be constructed at the College campus, will be for post matric A-level students. This will be a comfortable and familiar space for social recreation but will also serve as an examination and study area when needed. The Chesterhouse campus will undergo general upgrades including one already in place; a canteen managed by a local food group Kauai, for healthier lunchtime meals.
To continuously obtain outstanding academic achievements is a vision both Chesterhouse and Reddam House have pursued with full vigor, this makes the partnership a natural and comfortable alignment. Teachers and students will benefit from minor disruptions in the tuition structure, as the Cambridge curriculum will continue to be applied at Reddam House Durbanville. This internationally acclaimed curriculum offers the best preparation for students, for tertiary education, for the workplace, for individual achievement, success and most importantly for life.
The Reddam House teaching philosophy will be applied to amplify the students’ educational experience. Students can expect outstanding teaching staff; new timetables to further support academic achievement, an enhanced curriculum as well as more focused training and deeper learning.
While academics remain at the forefront of education, the Reddam House model is dynamic, relevant and powerful, seeking to nurture the unique individuality, talent and self-assurance of each student, equipping them with various skills and self-confidence that will contribute to self actualisation. Students will be encouraged to recognise and develop their skills and talents through, sport, performing and creative arts, drama, dance, music and public speaking – all of which form an integral part of the curriculum and daily school timetable. Reddam House takes a holistic and full rounded educational approach to cultivate equal strengths in all aspects.
“At both Reddam House and Chesterhouse we believe that each child is special, unique and different in their own way and as schools we should allow them to realise their full value and individuality through the schooling process. Our slogan ‘We shall embrace our individuality’ is the message for every teacher and every student to embrace and become the fullest and most self confident at Reddam House Durbanville,” says Crawford
Situated in the picturesque Helderfontein Estate valley, surrounded by the leafy suburbs of Dainfern, Fourways, Lonehill and Broadacres, Reddam House Helderfontein is the latest addition to the Reddam House stable in the Gauteng region.
The Reddam House Helderfontein campus opens its doors in January 2017, welcoming students from 1 year old to Grade 9 in the first phase of development. Grade 10 to 12 will be added in ensuing years. Affiliated to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and offering a diverse, stimulating subject choice, highly qualified, dynamic, experienced teachers will be the custodians of your child’s future.
The Reddam House Helderfontein boarding school will comprise three buildings catering for students Grade 7 to 12, starting with Grade 7 to Grade 9 in 2018. The facility will accommodate termly and weekly boarders, with students returning home for school holidays. The school will arrange transport for boarders to and from airports/bus terminals at the end and start of each school term.
A definitive statement of excellence in international education, Reddam House Helderfontein is part of the co-educational, non-denominational, global, independent Reddam House Group, designed to inspire students to maximise their innate potential anywhere in the world.
Reddam House offers a world-renowned educational ethos, providing a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities. We nurture individuality, talent and self-assurance in a secure, relaxed, self-disciplined environment. Reddam House understands the importance of education; we therefore equip our students to face an increasingly challenging global future with pride and confidence by inspiring true excellence in international education.
The Reddam House Helderfontein campus will boast beautiful views, a lush greenbelt and well-established trees, located within an estate bordering the Juksei River and known for its natural beauty, walking trails, mountain bike tracks, numerous play parks and picnic areas. The school’s architectural design is in keeping with this rustic environment, with wood and stone-clad walls. The tranquil setting will provide an atmosphere conducive to discovery and learning.
The Early Learning School will follow the Reddam House Sydney model with a strong Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to teaching. The school will feature a very large, central piazza – designed as an interconnected space to exhibit children’s work – fostering interaction, curiosity, exploration and celebration.
Reddam House Helderfontein will offer extensive facilities, including three sports fields for rugby, cricket and athletics, tennis courts and a dynamic sports programme administered by qualified coaches, incorporating Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Tennis and Water polo. An indoor pool is planned for the 2nd phase.
Reddam House Helderfontein will provide a vibrant cultural offering, with specialist teachers in the fields of art, drama, dance and music offered in the College to Grade 12.
The campus will include extensive, cutting-edge facilities, such as art, drama, dance and music studios, computer and science laboratories, a hall, a performance auditorium and a media centre. The canteen will be managed by local health food chain Kauai.
“This is a thrilling project that enables us to bring a fresh, dynamic option to this exquisite setting and to deliver our absolute commitment to the happiness and individuality of each child, while pursuing excellence in every sphere.”
– Graeme Crawford
For those mistakenly inclined to brand this particular part of the glorious Helderberg `Sleepy Somerset West’, a powerful wind is stirring the educational arena at the foot of the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, with the imminent launch of Reddam House Somerset.
The first Reddam House was founded in the similarly mountain-backed suburb of Constantia, Cape Town, in 2000. Success has inspired Reddam House schools in Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Sydney, Australia – an expanding international suite of over 10 great schools - now including the magnificent Reddam House Berkshire in Wokingham UK and Fulham Preparatory School in London.
This astonishing rate of expansion has been possible because of the strength and consistency of founder Graeme Crawford’s educational principles and practices. Crawford has deconstructed the traditional public school system, examined the fitness of every part, and reassembled it - as a new, super-performing operation - equipping Toddlers to Grade 12 to face a global future with confidence.
Reddam House Somerset strongly reflects contemporary international trends in education, incorporating an Early Learning School (age 1 to age 6), a Junior Preparatory (Grades 1 - 3), Senior Preparatory (Grades 4 - 7), and College (Grades 8 - 12).
A co-educational, non-denominational, independent IEB school, Reddam House stimulates learning in a relaxed, self-disciplined environment.
It offers a unique, completely child and student-centered philosophy, allowing each individual to thrive and maximize her or his potential, while strongly encouraging individuality and self-confidence. Fundamental to the philosophy is the recruitment of the finest, hand-picked teachers. In addition, best-in-the-field specialists in dance, drama, art, music, computers, languages and sport provide full enrichment from the Early Learning School through to the College. Says Crawford: “Academically, our approach is to hand-pick the top teacher for every subject - the right teacher to inspire and motivate children - whether in the classroom, on the sports field or on stage.”
Reddam House regards the life skills of self-confidence, leadership and public speaking as paramount. So drama is an integral part of the curriculum for everybody; this helps the shyest children to grow in confidence, rather than simply boosting the confidence of already natural performers.
Needless to say, any institution with a South African and Australian pedigree can be expected to take sport very seriously. Reddam House students also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and perform in an ensemble. A strong emphasis on dance has led to some monumental dance productions.
All the Reddam House schools are co-educational, with a comtemporary uniform and a vibrant campus life. Community service forms an integral part of school life at Reddam House.
‘Excellence’ is a word that Graeme Crawford uses unashamedly.
Renowned for all-round academic, cultural and sporting excellence and nurturing unique individuality, talent and self-assurance - Reddam House inspires true excellence in education - equipping students to face a global future with pride and confidence.
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Waterfall Estate is a new, sprawling, mixed residential development including hospitals, office parks, hotels, major shopping centers and all the infrastructure required by this new community. Reddam House Waterfall embraces this new and growing community by residing on 36 acres of land. The school has extensive views of pools and ponds cascading down to the Jukskei River. A lush green belt and well-established poplar trees separate the Early Learning School from the Preparatory School and the College.
The school’s architecture is perfectly suited to this rustic environment, with wood and stone-clad walls. The tranquil setting provides an atmosphere that is conducive to discovery and learning. Phase 1 of the Preparatory and Secondary School was opened in in 2012 with 600 students and, with community confidence, the student body has grown to more than 1000 in 2013 with extensive waiting lists. The school is designed ultimately to accommodate 2000 students.
The Early Learning School follows the Reddam House Sydney model with a strong Reggio Emilia inspiration. There is a very large piazza to exhibit children’s work, its own performance hall, a kitchen and dining hall, covered astro-turf play area, a library and an atelier. All classrooms open out onto multiple playgrounds with two outdoor exploration and play areas.
The sprawling campus includes extensive world-class facilities, including art, drama, dance and music studios, computer and science labs, a hall and a library. The canteen is managed by local health food chain Kauai. Students will soon take breaks to the vibrant student radio station.
Reddam House Waterfall offers an extensive sports programme administered by excellent qualified coaches, including: Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Tennis and Water polo. Facilities include rugby and hockey fields, four tennis & netball courts, athletics and cricket ovals, as well as a professionally equipped 550-seater auditorium and an Olympic-sized swimming pool designed to accommodate both swimming and water polo. The school will also boast an astro turf in the near future.
The school is located in the heart of suburban Bondi, on a small and well-utilized block of land. Its architecture can best be described as ‘Nouveau Industrial’. Steel, iron, glass and catwalks connecting classrooms to laboratories, mezzanines, corrugated roofs, all reflect modern Sydney. The architecture of this school is a user-friendly, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing construction. Designed to be environmentally responsible the school features energy-saving devices such as a hi-tech shutter system for sun control and cooling.
Open, fresh and innovative describe the use of space, from the glass walls looking through the reception to the dynamic food court café. Here students can order cappuccino or latte, drink in or take away to the various levels or the roof garden.
The Bondi Campus houses the Senior Secondary School (Years 10 to 12). It is specifically designed to offer students a focused environment for the important years of Higher School Certificate study. This school boasts university-style auditoriums, HSC room, as well as computer and science labs, an art studio and a hi-tech library.
The school is equipped with ‘Smart boards’ and wireless networking, in-class use of laptops and iPads are the norm. New developments in interactive training are constantly being explored to harness the benefits within the classroom.
The school has a basketball court and uses its extensive fleet of shuttle buses to transport students to local sports facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts, rugby pitches, golf courses and Bondi Beach for surfing.
The Woollahra School is situated on a modest city site and boasts a ‘heritage’ block and a newly purpose-built multi-story school block.
The ‘heritage’ block has been totally refurbished to integrate with the new block creating a colorful, vibrant environment, which has an inspiring and relaxed atmosphere. It combines a blend of contemporary and Federation era décor.
Our kindergarten students facility was designed to optimize the specific needs of young children with a play area shaded by splendid and well-established trees.
The Early Learning School (1 to 5 year), and Preparatory School (Years K to 6) are housed in the site’s grand, original building.
Middle Secondary School (Years 7 to 9) is located in a newly built multi-story building utilizing state of the art facilities including multiple computer and science labs, a digital media center along with art, drama, dance and music studios, a hall and a library.
The rooftop terrace provides spectacular views of Sydney and is an ideal environment where students can relax, unwind and interact during breaks.
The Woollahra Campus makes regular use of its astroturf playground area and basketball court and shuttles students to the best of the local facilities to support the extensive sports program.