Nursery Admissions

How to apply to Rye Nursery School

Your child’s education starts at Nursery School so choosing what’s right for them is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. Our admissions team is here to guide you through every step of the entry process, making it as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Rye Nursery School is situated within the school’s own beautiful 12-acre grounds just off Headington Hill. Our Nursery School children benefit from a dedicated outdoor learning area as well all the facilities the main school has to offer.

Once a child reaches school age they are automatically transferred from Nursery to Pre-Prep. No new application will need to be made – this is a seamless process to allow for a smooth transition from Nursery to Reception so you can continue your journey with us.

To book your visit and tour, please contact our Registrar Fern Williams on 01865 762802 or email

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