Since its launch in the year 2000, Inspired’s Reddam House group has taken great strides, growing to eight schools across the country and establishing itself as one of the most prominent names in South African private education. Following the success of Reddam House, Reddford House schools launched in 2015. There are currently three highly successful, Gauteng-based Reddford House schools with plans afoot for further expansion.
To further enhance the holistic educational offering available to students, Reddam House and Reddford House are adding additional state-of-the-art co-educational boarding in select schools across South Africa.
With the commencement of the 2018 school year, Reddam House Helderfontein in Midrand launched boutique boarding homes for students from Grades 6 to 12. Reddam House Umhlanga, in KZN, will launch their boutique student residences in September 2018. In 2019/2020, Reddam House Somerset and Reddam House Durbanville (both schools in the Western Cape) will launch their own bespoke home-from-home residences.
In addition, Pretoria’s Reddford House The Hills will launch its boarding house facility in 2019.
Boarding at Reddam House and Reddford House schools is offered to both boys and girls from Grades 6 to 12 (Grade 7 to 12 at Reddam House Durbanville, Somerset and Umhlanga), providing a professional, homely and structured environment to students. Students will generally reside in boutique apartment-style rooms, complete with en-suite facilities and private study areas. Members of the boarding family will be available to fetch students from airports and bus stations when required. School leadership believes that through the convivial and supportive structure of this exclusive home-from-home environment, students will be able to better attain success and reach their potential in all spheres: academic, sporting and cultural.
Managing Director of Reddam House schools for the Western Cape and KZN, Sheena Crawford Kempster, believes Reddam Residences offer students “a unique opportunity to immerse themselves more fully in the holistic educational ethos of our schools.”
“Our aim is to provide them with an education that goes far beyond solely academic achievement. We want to equip them to face the challenges of the modern world as fully formed, balanced individuals who will become the leaders who shape the world of tomorrow,” she states.
The decision to offer boarding at select schools is another value-add for the Reddam House and Reddford House brands, which have both made a name for themselves locally by offering a premium independent private education to students that is holistic and founded on global best practices, including a focus on the individual needs of each student in our care. The schools boast an excellent track record as far as academic results are concerned, and of the 293 students who matriculated from Reddam House schools nationally in 2017, 100% achieved a pass, while 82 students passed with an A-Aggregate and 48 students obtained six or more subject distinctions.
Reddam House and Reddford House join a whole range of Inspired schools around the globe that offer premium boarding. These include St. George's International School (Switzerland), St. John’s International School (Belgium), International School of Milan (Italy), St. Louis School (Italy), Sotogrande International School (Spain) and Brookhouse Karen (Kenya). All Inspired boarding schools take the utmost care to create nurturing environments for our students, providing the needed support in every area of their lives – whether it be on an emotional or academic level. Inspired’s aim is to create homes-away-from-home where students will thrive and be inspired towards success.