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Ryde School with Upper Chine

Queens Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England PO33 3BE
Tel: +44 (0) 1983 562229

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Our purpose is to provide an exceptional education on the Isle of Wight, enabling our boarding and day pupils to flourish in mind, body and soul. We nurture pupils to make a positive difference and embrace the opportunities of the wider world.

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Word From The Head

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From Will Turner, Headmaster

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ryde School with Upper Chine. Celebrating our centenary last year, the School has been educating young people from the Isle of Wight and beyond for a significant period of time. At the heart of the educational experience here are the elements that make up the Ryde School crest. The torch that symbolises knowledge, learning through experience and exploration, not just books. The three stars for body, mind and soul which represent physical, mental and spiritual learning. The gold represents the excellence to be achieved and the chevrons the reward for doing so, and for building character. This has been at the forefront of the education delivered throughout the School’s history and highlights how there is more to an education than excellent exam results. This is therefore a school that prides itself on a rounded and holistic experience for all its pupils, which was as relevant in 1921 when the School was founded as it is today.

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 2 1/2 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, the USA, Hong Kong 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 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 sports and clubs all flourish, we have very active Duke of Edinburgh's Award and CCF groups and drama and music is a joy in our new Jenny Kerry Performing Arts Centre, opened in the summer of 2022.

We are very fortunate to have a beautiful setting here on the Isle of Wight. There is much to explore and learn on the Island while being a pupil here, combined with an international outlook beyond the shores of the Solent and English Channel. We are a Round Square and IB World School. To that end, we are an island school with a global outlook. I encourage you to come and visit us to see this for yourself.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • IBCP - International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rainbows
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Financial Assistance
  • IB Diploma scholarships
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *14910 to 14910
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *29295 to 29295
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *32835 to 32835
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

    26Full Boarding24
    8Weekly Boarding1
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University