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The Ryleys Preparatory School

Ryleys Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England SK9 7UY
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 583241

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 1 - 11 Years Day


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Word From The Head

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Julia Langford

Welcome to The Ryleys School, a co-educational preparatory school for children from 12 months to 11 years, set in the heart of Cheshire.

At The Ryleys School, we provide a perfectly balanced education for children of the 21st century by combining high academic standards along with an outstanding personal development and extra curricular programme. We offer a progressive education while maintaining the traditions and core values of a Preparatory school within our exceptional site and facilities.

Through our programmes of study, and personal and outdoor education, we aim to engender a 'can do' attitude. We equip our pupils with key life skills such as problem solving, risk-taking, resilience and social and emotional awareness, all of which fosters a positive mental attitude and equips them for life. At The Ryleys School, we really do provide an all-rounded education.

The Ryleys School is a friendly and nurturing environment where each child feels valued and important. We believe in identifying each child's talents, whether that be academic, musical, theatrical, artistic or sporting, and enable them to flourish in that particular area. Our detailed reporting and tracking procedures enable us to monitor progress and support children wherever needed, whether that be children who need challenging and stretching, or those who need extra assistance. Children receive specialist teaching from Nursery which means we are able to achieve the highest possible levels for our pupils who benefit from our stimulating and engaging curriculum.

Please take the time to explore our website, but the best way to appreciate what The Ryleys School has to offer is to come and visit us, so please ring us to make an appointment and experience The Ryleys School atmosphere.

I look forward to meeting you.

What We Offer

    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Electronics
    • Environmental studies
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • English As Foreign/2nd Language
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Training
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Horticulture
    • Language Club
    • Orienteering
    • Rock Climbing
    • Sailing
    • Young Enterprise
    • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
    • Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
    • Language and Communication Disorders
    • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
    • Delicate/Medical Conditions
    • Epilepsy
    • Dual/Multi-Sensory Impairment (DSI/MSI)
    • After School Club
    • Before School Club
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Special Diets


    • Assessment
    • Report from previous school
    • Academic
    • All-rounder
    • Financial Assistance
    • Music
    • Sport
    • Non-denominational
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range1 to 11
      Annual Day Fees *£6048 to £10239
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      0Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 40
      Part-time: 8

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University

      School Reviews

      ISI Inspection

      Pupils enjoy high levels of achievement and success beyond the curriculum in a range of academic, sporting and performance areas.  


      Since moving my daughter to The Ryleys, we have seen a huge change in her. She has made great leaps academically and has settled in extremely well making new friends. We couldn't be happier!  


      We love The Ryleys, it was the best decision we made to send our son here, he is thriving and we couldn't be happier. We have a great relationship with his teachers and the head, we always feel listened to. We always feel no matter the teacher, they know every childs name and always take an...  


      Fantastic staff and a great community feel. He has excelled during his time at The Ryleys. He is more than prepared for his 11+ exams and we have no worries about getting in to his chosen senior schools. Most important of all, he is happy and still loves going to school.  

      Prep Parent

      Since moving my daughter to The Ryleys, we have seen a huge change in her. She has made great leaps academically and has settled in extremely well making new friends. We couldn't be happier!