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Life at Rye St Antony Boarding School, Oxford

Boarding isn’t just part of the school, it isn’t just somewhere to sleep. It is your daughter’s home for the foreseeable future and so at the heart of what we want to achieve, for you, is a fun, supportive, stimulating, friendly and safe environment where you feel comfortable sending her. 

Each of our boarders is treated as an individual whose needs and likes are catered for. This reflects our whole school philosophy. 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, girls will have the opportunity to enjoy a busy programme of activities during the evenings and weekends. With their input, our activity programme is varied 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 girls 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.

Our boarding options at Rye include full, weekly, and flexi. 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.

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, the opportunities and care we give our girls and the 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.”

Would you like to hear more?

If you would like to hear more about our Boarding School, please email our registrar Fern Williams, who is ready to help.

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.