Redhill Primary School (Community School) was opened by Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment on 1st April 1998. It is located On Gatcombe Way in Priorslee. We opened for pupils on the 27th April 1998. With 419 children in our school, we are larger than average primary schools; We currently have 14 class bases, a large hall, sensory garden, wild life area, small forest school plot and a large playing field with excellent outdoor resources.
The school data indicates that 70% of the pupil population come from outside the school catchment area. 33% of our children (5’s and over) represent different ethnicities with 23% of pupils (5’s and over) speaking English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is at 12%. The nature of these needs include moderate learning, dyslexia and behaviour. 5% of our children are claiming Free School meals. 6% of our pupils are from Service families and so often join and leave us mid- term. Our school logo and ethos reflect this diverse school community.
There is EYFS provision for children in Nursery and Reception, taking grant funded and fee paying sessions. Provision is offered for before and after school for pupils aged 4 to 11 in the form of a breakfast and after school club, alongside a wide variety of after school clubs run by the school staff and outside providers.
The head teacher works closely with the Senior leaders to continually raise achievement and strive for excellence across the school. The school’s data has improved year on year, which reflects the schools high position in the league tables.