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Ryde School

School Level

Senior and Sixth Form

Entry age



GCSE and IB Diploma Program





Boarding ratio


Ryde School Overview

Ryde School with Upper Chine is a Church of England School located on an island off the South Coast of England. It was founded in 1921 and is a member of the HMC (Headmasters’ and Mistresses’ Conference). It was originally located in Hanover House in Ryde, with boarders housed in Trinity House, Ryde, from 1922. In 1923, boarding expanded again, and Seaford Lodge became the school’s second boarding house.

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Ryde School Motto

The school ethos is founded in Ryde School’s motto, ‘UT PROSIM’ (that I may be useful/ that I may be of service), introduced to the school by the Founders at the first assembly in 1921.

Ryde School Courses & Programmes

Senior School

Ryde Global programme based on the core values of the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate 

All pupils study the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, ICT & Computing, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, PD, Religious Studies and Science.

Year 7 pupils experience five different languages: Latin, Mandarin, French, German and Spanish as part of a rotating programme. 

Year 8, pupils select two of the languages from the Year 7 programme to study in both Years 8 and 9.

Two hours of Games are included in curriculum time, plus one hour of skills, outdoor learning and project work known as Ryde Global.

Most of the subjects above continue to be studied, but pupils are asked to select three subjects from Art, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama and Music.

International GCSEs (IGCSEs) and GCSEs.

Sixth Form
  1. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  2. A Levels plus enrichment 
  3. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

Ryde School ⁠Academic Results

  • 32.18 points average
  • A*-A: 37%
  • 9-7: 41%
  • 9-4: 89%

Ryde School ⁠Extracurricular

ISI inspections have consistently graded Ryde School’s Extracurricular Programme as excellent. Pupils are expected to take part in at least one extracurricular activity each week, with Years 7 – 9 expected to take two. We hope that most pupils will participate far more than this.

  • Amnesty International
  • Athletics
  • Bridge
  • Brass Band
  • Badminton
  • Combine Cadet Force
  • Concert & Chamber Orchestras
  • Cricket
  • Debating & Public Speaking
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Flute Group
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Model United Nations

Ryde School Boarding

Ryde takes boarding pupils from Year 6 upwards. The boarding accommodation provides bedrooms, a variety of spacious common areas and places for quiet study. There are two boarding houses – Millfield and Centenary House. Both houses have multiple common rooms, study areas and single and twin bedrooms, mostly en-suite.  Students are accommodated in single, twin or triple rooms, most with en-suite facilities.


Millfield is junior boarding house for boys and girls from Year 6 to Year 10.  

Centenary House is senior boarding house for students in Year 11 and the Lower and Upper Sixth. It has sea views and is designed to prepare older students for university and adult life.

Ryde School Pastoral Care

The Form Tutor is at the centre of the school’s pastoral care provision. Each student is placed in a Tutor Group (also known as Forms) and remains with that group until the end of Year 11. Sixth Form students attend a tutorial or PD session for Tutor Groups in Years 7 to 11 to help them with school routines and to provide friendly and accessible contact.

Ryde School School Fees

Year 7 - Year 13

Full Boarding

Ryde School Contact Information


School fee

Year 9


Year 10 - 11


Year 12 - 13



2023 Exam Results (A - Levels)

A* - A


A* - B


2023 Exam Results (GCSE)

A* - A


A* - B


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