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Rye St Antony is an Independent School in Oxford. We are a day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18 and boys aged 3 to 11.

Here at Rye we’ve been educating the individual for 90 years. Our pupils are encouraged to become whoever they want to be, and our aim is to inspire them to be the best they can be in life. To be ambitious, be curious, and be themselves 

We pride ourselves in providing our pupils with a first-class education in a spectacular peaceful setting, close to the centre of the beautiful and historic city of Oxford.Independent School in Oxford 

We call it ‘The Rye Way’. 

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Nursery

A thriving and warm educational, child-led, day nursery in Headington, Oxford, for boys and girls aged 3 and upwards. We have excellent facilities both inside the classroom and outside and our highly qualified staff have a passion for nurturing the individual.

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Pre Prep

Your child’s education starts here. Rye’s lively, happy and nurturing Pre-Prep years for girls and boys aged 4 to 7 offer the best possible beginning to life at school. Our rich and varied curriculum ensures children enter the Prep School with a love of learning.

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Prep School

Giving boys and girls age 7-11 the best start to their school life, our Prep School offers a rich curriculum with extensive additional opportunities to give our students the confidence to truly be who they want to be.

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Senior School

Offering a first class educational experience, and making Oxford our classroom, girls aged 11+ become confident and resilient learners who are not shy to take on new challenges during their time in senior school.

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Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form students are mature, confident women with excellent academic achievements who thrive in our school community, and they enjoy a wide range of enrichment and leadership opportunities.

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Boarding

With two boarding houses, and set within our school grounds just a mile from Oxford City Centre, boarding at Rye is a rich and exciting experience where students enjoy school life during the day, and have the independence to explore our beautiful city during evenings and weekends.

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Choosing the right school for your child is the most important decision you will ever make and at Rye St Antony Independent School in Oxford we are here to help and guide you through every step of the process.

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My days as a Boarder – By Alice Herring a 2004 Alumni

My days as a Boarder – By Alice Herring a 2004 Alumni

My name is Alice Herring, and I joined Rye in 1997 and left in 2004. I work freelance in the Film industry within the costume department. My role as a costume buyer is to source everything from cheap polyester fabrics on the Goldhawk Road to the finest wools, linens,...

A Short Story

A Short Story

We are so impressed with Olivia's short story about reaching for equality that we wanted to share with the wider community. Olivia is in Year 5, and shared her story with Ms Northcote this week. Reaching for Equality Jess Hardbreak had dreamed of climbing a mountain...

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Here, another of our Year 11 girls talks about a topical and emotive subject for her Spoken Language presentation. Today I would like to talk to you about an important issue that many of you are aware of, but might not realise the extent of the damage and how it will...

Impassioned and Inspiring – thank you Year 11.

Impassioned and Inspiring – thank you Year 11.

In English, Yr 11 have been busy preparing their Spoken Language presentations as part of their formal GCSE English language assessment. Last week they presented their talks to the class. And what an impassioned group of young women they are! There was a huge range of...

Happy 90th Birthday Rye St Antony

Happy 90th Birthday Rye St Antony

As we come together, today, to celebrate our school's 90th birthday, we wanted to take some time to reflect on the school's history and inspirational foundresses. Our Foundresses, Elizabeth Rendall and Ivy King established Rye St Antony, a Lay-Catholic school in...

A girls only senior education – What are the benefits?

A girls only senior education – What are the benefits?

Here our Head, Joanne Croft, talks about the benefits of a girls-only senior school education. The benefits of a girls-only environment for learning are enormous.  Within the first five minutes of walking around any girls’ school, you will see them. It gives them the...

Enrichment – broadening each pupil’s school experience

Enrichment – broadening each pupil’s school experience

In recent years, schools have put increasing emphasis and value on the enrichment programme they offer, and why it is so important. Our young people are living in a world of mounting pressure – to do well, to get ‘the grades’, to go on to successful careers, and to be...

Chaplaincy at Rye

Chaplaincy at Rye

My name is Mrs Fran Walsh and I am thrilled to be your new Lay Chaplain, and for some of you, your new Religious Studies teacher. I come to Rye with 20 years of youth work and school chaplaincy experience and I am very excited about all the new adventures that are to...

Miss Croft’s Welcome Back Vlog

Miss Croft’s Welcome Back Vlog

As we approach the end of the first day of the new school year, it is safe to say, the school has been wonderful today. The buzz, the learning, the laughter, the friends re-united. After such a challenging year for our young people, it has been very special to have...

Book a Personal Virtual Meeting to experience Rye

At this time, we are unable to invite prospective families to our school site, but we would still love to meet you and show you our school and all it has to offer.

We warmly invite you to virtually experience our school and ‘e-meet’ our Head, Miss Joanne Croft, with a virtual meeting at a time to suit you.