Why is Enrichment so important at Rye St Antony?


At Rye St Antony, we place great value on enrichment and challenging our pupils to try new things, broaden their horizons, push themselves outside their comfort zone and really understand what they do and don’t like. In line with ‘The Rye Way’ not only does this allow them to develop as individuals in their own way, but also inspires a curiosity for learning, and builds confidence in trying new things. Coupled with their classroom and teaching experience, our aim is that all students leave us as curious, independent and resilient learners ready to take on the world and achieve their own personal goals.

We offer a wealth of opportunities for pupils to participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities and enrichment. Pupils should try to take part in at least two clubs per week to allow them to experience a diverse range of activities so that, in future, they have the confidence to take on new challenges, build on their passions and develop new interests. These clubs run either during break and lunchtime or after school.

Pupils have the chance to discover nature through our Forest School and Gardening Club. They can prepare for the world with Child Care, Languages Clubs and Model UN. They can enhance their passion for science by joining Dissection Club and fuel their desire to build from scratch with Greenpower.

Rye truly excels on the creative side with an Open Art Studio, Photography Club, Jewellery making and, for Sixth Form, Life Drawing. Our musician have fantastic opportunities to take up a huge array of instruments with private lessons and can be part of the School Orchestra and Choir, with selected pupils asked to join the Chamber Choir. The dramatists of the school focus on an Annual Production which could be anything from opera and musicals to classic Shakespeare or comedy. Alongside this LAMDA clubs run throughout the year with pupils able to take examinations.

The Rye St Antony Activities Fair takes place in the first week or term where pupils are able to gather information, meet existing members and get a feel for all the different clubs.

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