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Ryde School, Isle of Wight

School Details
School Crest
Queens Road,
Isle of Wight,
United Kingdom,
PO33 3BE

Tel: +44 1983 562229
Fax: +44 1983 564714

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Mr M A Waldron, MA

Becky Craik

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Please contact school for more details on staff numbers
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Report from previous school, Interview, Assessment, Please apply to school, Registration, Taster days, Scholarship exam, Scholarship or bursary exam, Non selective school, GCSE results

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, Music, Financial need, Academic, Other scholarships, Senior school entry, Junior school entry, Boarding, IB Diploma scholarships, Means tested bursaries, Siblings, Sport, 6th Form

What we offer

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Design technology
  • Government/Politics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Engineering
  • Business studies
  • ICT
  • Psychology
  • Photography
  • Environmental studies
  • Economics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • German
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Athletics
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Fitness training
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Rounders
  • Gymnastics
  • Drama productions
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Head PhotoRyde School is a safe, supportive but most especially a beautiful place in which to work and grow and I am sure that is why so many of our parents are former pupils themselves. I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity of leading this excellent School, full of warmth and opportunity and ambition for both Island children and our boarding community.

As the leading independent day and boarding school on the Isle of Wight we welcome not only a diverse community from across the Island; children aged 3 to 18, from West Wight to Ventnor but many pupils who travel the short distance across the Solent to us from Portsmouth and surrounding areas and a growing number of international students and UK boarders from Scotland through to France, Russia and beyond. With a full range of skills, needs and talents all our pupils come together in our ambitious, vibrant and supportive community.

Whilst justifiably proud of our academic results, both for those who go on each year to universities such as Oxford and Cambridge (10% of our 2014 leavers are there now) or those who, with great effort and determination from teacher and pupil, secure GCSE results way above their national predictions, we are committed to educating the whole child. Our sport, music and drama all flourish, we have very active Duke of Edinburgh's Award and CCF groups and our new award-winning Bembridge building hosts innovative and creative art and design technology departments.

Our independence allows us to offer a curriculum that works for each individual child and I believe the diversity of our students, including those who join us daily from the Portsmouth area and from overseas in our boarding house at Bembridge, is one of our strengths. But we also have a responsibility to raise the sights of our pupils, to use this magnificent and secure setting as a safe place from which to take risks and face the growing challenges of a competitive world that cannot be ignored. We are an Island school but with a global vision and the ambition that our pupils will learn here the resilience, values and skills that will sustain them wherever they find themselves in the future.
Mark Waldron
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