Life at Rye St Antony Boarding School, Oxford

At Rye we pride ourselves on creating a warm and friendly family atmosphere where each girl is treated as an individual whose needs and likes are catered for. This reflects the whole school philosophy, and we encourage all our girls to respect one another, take an active role in the boarding community, try new experiences and, just as importantly, develop strong and lasting friendships with their fellow pupils. As part of our boarding community, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a busy programme of activities during the evenings and weekends. Girls help to plan our programme so that no two weeks are ever the same. Our boarders love the lively atmosphere of Oxford with its many cultural and recreational attractions whilst many of our outings and visits venture further afield to give you a taste of British culture and heritage.  Within school, we offer many activities including sport and fitness, arts, crafts and music plus age-appropriate social gatherings with other schools. Boarding School, Oxford.

As a boarder at Rye, you will become fully integrated with our day girls with whom our international students develop long-lasting friendships often returning to study at Rye at a later stage of their education. Our boarding options at Rye include Full, Weekly, and Flexi (links to click thru on each of the 3). We actively encourage prospective pupils to sample boarding life at Rye for themselves, it’s the best way to experience our warm and happy community for themselves.

At Rye St Antony, we are very proud to have been rated Outstanding in the most recent Independent Schools Inspection (ISI). This is due to the dedication and commitment of our experienced boarding staff combined with our excellent facilities offered for all ages in a safe and secure environment.

One of our Year 12 students put it better than we ever could:

There is a community environment, and you have an instant family.”

Helen Tomlinson

Helen Tomlinson

Head of Boarding

Why not come along and try out a night’s stay with us – you may find you never want to leave!

We are really looking forward to showing you round our boarding facilities very soon.

Rye St Antony, Oxford – Bringing Our School to your Home

We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke virtual tours and meetings to interested families at this time.

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