High School in Bedfordview

Reddam House Bedfordview College


Reddam House provides an education that focuses on developing individuals who are capable of showing initiative, discovering their own strengths and talents and pursuing their own dreams. The creative arts and sport feature strongly in a Reddam House education. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities on both competitive and non-competitive levels. We recognise the importance of discipline in the educational environment and are committed to students achieving self-discipline. Both teachers and students are treated with respect and dignity. Our objective is to equip young people with the tools they need to succeed. Our aim is to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which each child has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential while promoting self-motivation and independence. Leadership skills are identified and developed in all students. Reddam House is committed to excellence, as we believe that we have a responsibility to develop young South Africans who are proud of their education, their culture and their country.  Our finest, hand-picked educators ensure that we maximize the potential of the individual student, preparing them with academic, cultural and sporting, as well as life-skills, all enabling them to give back to themselves, their families, their peers and their wider community. We instil a sense of pride, responsibility, honesty and integrity in young lives and we believe that such education is the catalyst for personal development and achievement.

Stephen Hazley

The opportunity to educate other people's children is a rare privilege, bringing with it a huge responsibility to provide the best all-round education possible as we aim to prepare young people for happiness and success in their adult lives. At Reddam, Bedfordview we take this responsibility extremely seriously. We care about the individual and pride ourselves in the warmth of a community in which all our students feel valued.

School should be fun and happy children are more likely to be successful. We see it as our responsibility to bring out our students’ talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we aim to foster confidence, perseverance, tolerance and integrity; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity; to encourage teamwork; and to promote an open-minded and outward-looking mentality so that students are ready to make a really positive contribution to their wider community.

— Stephen Hazley, Senior Preparatory Headmaster



Lateral thought, comprehension and innovation application of skills and concepts form three pillars of Reddam House’s fundamental approach to education.

Great care is taken in the selection of Reddam House teachers because we appreciate the importance of their contribution to shaping enquiring minds and developing young talent. Specialist knowledge, excellent qualifications, outstanding reputations and exceptional rapport with students are just some of the qualities we expect in our teachers.

We live in a dynamic society and flexibility is applied to the academic programme in order to accommodate the demands and challenges of an ever-changing world. Curricula are extended and enriched in accordance with these external changes.


Reddam House Bedfordview private school in Johannesburg provides education, which extends beyond the traditional academic ambit

In order to provide an all-round and well-balanced education for our students, Reddam House offers an extensive range of subjects beyond the mandatory school curriculum. Through sound teaching methods, students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects, including information technology and research skills. Global awareness of environmental issues is fostered.

Reddam House provides education, which extends beyond the traditional academic ambit because we believe that it is imperative that our students are adequately equipped to manage life’s challenges and to achieve standards that are internationally comparable. In addition to regular academic subjects, Reddam House students also receive tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management.

Reddam’s academic curriculum for Junior and Senior College is developed within the guidelines of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). It is designed to offer an exposure to a wide range of subjects, developing the full variety of skills vital for a holistic approach to education.



Language, Literacy and Communication

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans second language or
  • Zulu second language

Core Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy

  • Mathematics

Natural Sciences

  • Science
  • Biology

Economic Management Sciences

  • Accounting, Economics and Business Management

Creative Arts

  • Drama

Or one of the following:

  • Music (Additional cost applies)
  • Dance

Social Sciences

  • History
  • Geography


  • Design Technology
  • Computer Literacy

Life Orientation

  • Life skills
  • Physical education
  • Tutor class

Additional elective subjects

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Chinese (Grade 8 only)
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Sports Science
  • Jewish studies
  • Sound Engineering


Compulsory subjects

  • English
  • Life Orientation

Choice subjects

  • Afrikaans FAL or isiZulu FAL
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

Any three of the following (timetable permitting):

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Dance Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • French second additional language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Italian second additional language
  • Life Sciences
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Portuguese second additional language
  • Visual Arts


Sport and other extra-curricular activities are important aspects in developing a well-rounded, balanced young person. At Reddam House Bedfordview we strive to expose our students to a large variety of activities that can add to their physical, social and emotional well-being.

This is achieved through a wide range of choices in the afternoon sport and cultural activities, as well as, the opportunities provided in the academy periods. We encourage each student to be included in at least one extra-curricular activity in the afternoon per term.

These activities are also recognised for credit in the subjects of Life Orientation. Where possible all our students who excel are sent through to provincial trials – this again exposes them to more competition and gives students the opportunity to be awarded half, full or honours colours.

The academic period is set aside to allow students to either receive specialised coaching in a particular sport or to experience an activity for which they would not normally have time. The activities on offer are listed here:

  • Athletics
  • Fencing
  • Netball
  • Archery
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Glasswork
  • Scuba diving
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Chess
  • Hockey
  • Science club
  • Cooking lessons
  • Horse riding
  • Squash
  • Cross-country
  • Jewellery design
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Life saving
  • Karate
  • Drum café
  • Mountain biking
  • Touch rugby
  • Extreme boxing
  • Musical Theatre group
  • Wall climbing