Ryde School

Co-educational boarding and day in Ryde, Isle of Wight

Set in a safe and idyllic island setting, 10 minutes from Portsmouth by hovercraft, Ryde School with Upper Chine (known locally as Ryde School) is a thriving, prosperous co-ed day and boarding school, providing exceptional educational opportunities in a nurturing environment. We offer boarding in two stunning new boarding houses in the school grounds and all our pupils are supported by excellent pastoral care and our mentoring and coaching culture.


We are an IB World School and a Round Square School and the ideals, life skills and ethos of both are embedded in our curriculum and school life from Nursery to Sixth Form. We offer GCSEs followed by three study options for Sixth Form: A Levels, IB Diploma and IB Career related Programmes. We also offer a one year GCSE Pre Sixth Form course providing an ideal preparation for entry into the Sixth Form.


We have an excellent record of academic achievement throughout all age groups, pupils go on to study at Oxbridge, other Russell Group universities and Art, Music and Drama colleges. At Ryde we embrace our Island setting and extensive grounds to offer a wealth of extra-curricular options including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (bronze to gold levels), CCF, competitive sports and sailing. Pupils succeed academically and are well-mannered, characterful, happy and independent; a result of Ryde School’s dynamic yet welcoming environment.

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“ An IB & Round Square UK island school with a global outlook”
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We have a long tradition of welcoming children of Forces families and offer a bespoke Forces package as well as general scholarships and bursaries.
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Head Mr Will Turner
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 11
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Vocational International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme for Sixth Form (includes BTEC)
Total Students 785
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 45