Ryde School with Upper Chine

Ryde School with Upper Chine


Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 2-18
Head's Name: Mark Waldron
Address: Queen's Road
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 3BE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01983 562229
Website: www.rydeschool.org.uk
Division: South Central

School Profile

We are an IB World School and recently approved as a candidate Round Square school. The school has an excellent record of academic achievement throughout all age groups and is the first independent school in the UK to offer the IB Career-related Programme alongside the IB Diploma Programme and our 2 year A Level programme, through which pupils study for A Levels but also take advantage of the IB courses on offer and add them as enrichment options.  We also offer a one-year Pre Sixth Form course providing excellent preparation for entry into the Sixth Form. We have embedded the ethos of the IB throughout the school and have also introduced the innovative PSB program for years 7 & 8.

Pupils leave to go on to study at Oxford and Cambridge, other Russell Group Universities and Art, Music and Drama colleges. Pupils succeed academically and are well-mannered, characterful, happy and independent; a result of Ryde School’s dynamic yet welcoming environment.

Set in a beautiful, safe and idyllic island setting just off the South Coast of England, Ryde School with Upper Chine (known locally as Ryde School) is a thriving, prosperous independent day and boarding school for boys and girls, providing excellent educational opportunities in a nurturing environment – helping them to grow as independent individuals with ambition and purpose. Ten minutes by Hovercraft from the mainland, the School benefits from being near high-speed sea, rail and air links to regional, European and international destinations.

We are constantly investing in the future of our pupils. Recent changes include seven new science labs, two new boarding houses offering flexi, weekly and full boarding options and a separate Sixth Form centre, helping pupils to learn to adapt to more independent living and study, and a further boarding house currently being built to open in 2021.

The aims of Ryde School as embedded in the school crest, 'Ut Prosim', have always been focused on service to others, and our pupils are encouraged towards self-knowledge, good governance, academic excellence and leadership in order to contribute positively within their chosen fields.

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