Stockton's Red House School in £18m relocation plan

image captionHow the new Red House school may look

A Teesside independent school has unveiled an £18m plan to relocate to a new purpose-built site.

The proposed move for Red House from Stockton to a 22-acre site at nearby Wynyard is due to be completed by September 2013.

The move will see the addition of a sixth form college as well as updated teaching and sports facilities.

The school, which was founded in 1929, said the expansion would also lead to a number of new teaching posts.

Chairman of governors, Vinay Bedi, said: "This is a hugely exciting moment in the history of the school.

"We believe that this new facility and location will be the standard bearer of independent education in Teesside for many years to come."

Headmaster Alex Taylor added: "It has been my long held belief that Red House School should provide a complete and rounded education for our pupils from nursery through to, and including, sixth form.

"These facilities will enable us to do that and I am particularly excited that we will now be able to offer a top class sixth form in order to continue the school's already excellent academic record."

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