Rye St Antony is an independent day and boarding school in Headington, Oxford for girls aged 3 to 18 and boys aged 3 to 11.

Christian values such as integrity, fairness, respect, and hard work are central to our school community. As a school founded by two women who purposefully chose to create a lay-Catholic school in the heart of Oxford, these values remain integral to all we offer today. Pupils at Rye of all faiths and secular backgrounds thrive in our school which has a rich Catholic heritage. They are taught to be courageous, to show integrity, discernment, and a love of themselves and others.

Pupils at Rye have the chance to explore and develop their talents and passions, to be curious in their learning and to be bold in their aspirations. Through our forward-thinking nurturing community which blends strong pastoral care with a dynamic approach to learning which we call ‘The Rye Way’, pupils move forward with faith: faith in their religion or beliefs, faith in each other, faith in themselves.

We believe that every child is an individual with their own rich tapestry of life waiting to be fulfilled. Our role as a school is to give every child the confidence, skill and courage to embrace opportunities. We are proud of the successes that all our children achieve and the rich lives that they go on to realise.

Our pupils grow in confidence year on year and the opportunities for them to contribute to the school community are limitless. We actively encourage pupils to test their limits, take initiative, build upon their strengths, accept challenges and prepare themselves for success in the outside world.

The best way to experience the special and warming community in which our students thrive and achieve is to come and visit us. We welcome you to come for a bespoke visitor experience at a time that suits you.

Here at Rye we’ve been educating girls for almost a century. Our pupils are encouraged to confidently be whoever they want to be and our aim is to inspire them to be the best they can be in life.

We see it as The Rye Way.

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