Reddam House is part of the Inspired group of co-educational and non-denominational international schools.

Your child should be at a reddam school if...

You are serious about

Academic Performance

Reddam House sets a new standard in private education with a dedication to excellence permeating every aspect of the school. Integrating innovative, challenging and enriching academic, performing arts and sports programs, students leave with outstanding academic results, a love of learning, confidence and a firm value system that arms them to embrace the challenges and opportunities of life.  An extensive range of subjects beyond the mandatory school curriculum are on offer. Through sound teaching methods the students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects, including information technology and research skills. At Reddam House we strive towards academic excellence in every grade, with the ultimate focus on achieving outstanding  examination results.


You place a high priority on

Individuality and self-confidence

At Reddam House we recognize that each student is special and unique and our aim is to nurture and develop this uniqueness while simultaneously locating any latent talent and building on it. Students are encouraged to express their individuality, to be comfortable with who they are and to respect each other for their differences. Our core objective is to provide each child the opportunity to develop his or her full potential.

Your child has

Abundant potential

We believe in raising the standard – In an average school environment, placed together with averagely achieving children, the above-average child will under-achieve, becoming complacent  and bored. In the Reddam House environment each child is motivated, stimulated and supported to meet our highest academic expectations. Even the average child will rise to the challenge when presented with work that will extend and stimulate.  We teach children to think and to question – Our aim is to promote independent thought and encourage young people to use the knowledge they have acquired to develop their own thoughts,  ideas and opinions. We support children in their educational endeavors by teaching them how to think, not what to think.  Skills development – Students are taught to hone their thinking, understanding, application and  analytical skills in each subject. Reddam House students also receive tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management, and are introduced to entrepreneurship, stock-exchange and banking know-how, drug awareness and eating disorder programs, guidance in choosing subjects and career counselling.

You want to prepare your child for a

Global Society

Reddam House education extends beyond the confines of traditional academia to tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management. We firmly believe it is vital that our students are adequately equipped to meet life’s challenges in a globally competitive world.

Your child has passion for

Dance, Drama,
Music & Visual Arts

The pursuit of performing and creative arts promotes individuality, personal growth, self-confidence and freedom of expression – while promoting self-discipline and mutual respect. Compulsory training in public speaking and drama has been developed to ensure that all Reddam House students build strength in these crucial life skill character traits.

You want

a school environment like no other

Class sizes – Reddam House is committed to maintaining small class sizes based on research, which has demonstrated that smaller numbers in each class is one of the most effective ways to maximize the learning capacity of each individual student.
Multiform – At Reddam House we believe that feeling comfortable is conducive to working at your optimum level. Reddam House prides itself on its uniform, which we prefer to refer to as a multiform. We have designed the multiform to be practical and eye-catching, whilst at the same time enjoyable to wear. Any items from the multiform can be co-ordinated with each other throughout the seasons and year to suit the individual. There is however a formal uniform which is to be worn at formal functions and when representing the school.
Educators – Each classroom employs the services of an expert educator trained to implement our principles. Our teacher selection policy is one of the most vital aspects of our schools because we appreciate the importance of their contribution to shaping enquiring minds and developing young talent.

Your child is

Passionate about sports

Sport and creative and performing arts feature strongly in a Reddam House education. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities on both competitive and non-competitive levels, resulting in students that are well rounded and not solely focused on academia. Reddam House believes that sport plays a major role in building the personal and social values necessary to achieve success.

You simply want your child to

Love school

Being non-denominational in nature, the Reddam House environment allows for total religious freedom whilst fostering mutual respect and tolerance. Through its curriculum and teaching methodology, Reddam House instills a sense of right and wrong and promotes ethical values
and behavior (common to most religions) in all aspects of school and personal life.  Reddam House is a co-educational school group that educates students to identify and understand the differences between individuals that make up a school and therefore a community. We provide a secure and natural environment, reflecting the society in which students learn to relate to each other, and an opportunity for students to interact whilst comfortably encouraging gender equality.


Let's talk numbers


Matric pass rate 12 years running


of Matric students obtained A-averages*


achieved 5 or more subject distinctions*


of students participate in giving back

*National IEB (Independent Examinations Board) Matric Results - 2014

A word from the director

Graeme Crawford, a renowned South African educator, opened his first school in 1993. In the following five years, the Crawford Schools grew to 21 in total. In 2000, working closely with his sister Sheena Crawford-Kempster, Graeme founded Reddam House Constantia in Cape Town. In January 2001, Graeme opened the first school outside of South Africa: Reddam House Sydney. Both Atlantic Sea Board, Cape Town and Bedfordview started in 2003. A newly constructed Reddam House Waterfall opened its doors in 2012 in a residential property development on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Following the successful launch of Waterfall, Reddam House added 3 more schools in South Africa – Somerset, Durbanville and Umhlanga. Reddam House also branched out to the UK, acquiring Bearwood College as one of the latest additions to the Reddam House family. Reddam House is part of Inspired, the group currently boasts 27 premium schools across the globe.

Latest News

Umhlanga College to join Inspired

London, June 7, 2016 — Inspired, a leading operator of premium schools in Europe, Australia and Africa, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Umhlanga College in Durban, South Africa.  Umhlanga College (“UC”) is a leading school located in Durban, South Africa. UC provides an outstanding education to 775 students…
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Reddam House Somerset – Where Children’s innate gifts are celebrated

Reddam House schools pride themselves on applying the unique Reggio Emilia educational approach to pre-school education. A teaching philosophy first developed in post-war Italy, it focuses on recognising and celebrating each individual pre-school child’s innate abilities and gifts. Children are regarded as competent and capable in their own right and the philosophy respects childhood as…
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Opening in 2015


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