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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.

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.

We would love you to come and experience Rye for yourself.

Here at Rye we’ve been educating children and young people for almost a century. 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. Private School in Oxford

We call it ‘The Rye Way’. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Admissions

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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Rye St Antony Blog

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...

What’s right for you after GCSEs

What’s right for you after GCSEs

The enormity of making the right decision about your next steps after GCSEs shouldn't be underestimated. You have been at school for 11 years and suddenly you are empowered to make decisions that could impact the rest of your life. Here, Ms Croft, our Headteacher,...

A-Level Results 2020

A-Level Results 2020

Update - 18 August 2020 Over the last week, there has been much debate in the national press about A-Level results and the increase in the results of some pupils across the country.  As we continue to celebrate the successes of our pupils' results last week, we can...

All New – Sixth Form Speaker Programme

All New – Sixth Form Speaker Programme

Coming this September 2020 As part of our continued Sixth Form Enrichment and learning beyond the classroom, and in line with feedback from the recent feedback questionnaire we sent our girls, we are delighted to announce the launch of the new Rye Visiting Speakers...

An End of Year Message from Jo Croft – Headteacher

An End of Year Message from Jo Croft – Headteacher

End of School Year They say that time flies, but my goodness it feels like we’ve been travelling through this year at a supersonic speed. Perhaps I missed the blue Tardis somewhere in the school grounds that helped us to go forward in time so quickly to the end of the...

Our Year in Words – by Year 8 and 9

Our Year in Words – by Year 8 and 9

Review about my favourite moment at school: My favourite, or rather memorable moment at school this year was Hendred’s Charities Day. I was in a team with several Y8 students, and we were going to do face-painting. However, only Bella and I were able to attend the...

The Worry Doll – How might it help your child(ren)?

The Worry Doll – How might it help your child(ren)?

In a time of unprecedented worry for families  a Guatemalan legend might ease children’s worries, ranging from Covid-19, moving schools, making new friends, transferring to a new class in September, having new teachers, staying overnight at a family or friend’s house...

Whole School Open Week

Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October

This year we are doing things slightly differently to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines.

We warmly invite you to experience Rye St Antony during a personal virtual meeting at a time that suits you. Meet staff and pupils, have a look around with our virtual tour and see what makes Rye so special.

We are incredibly proud of the Virtual Learning Experience we have offered our pupils during lockdown – you can read about it here