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Prep School Headington Oxford

Prep School – where every day is an adventure

In our lively and educationally stimulating Prep School for boys and girls aged between 5 and 11, every new day is for exploration. Our Prep School pupils are encouraged to use their natural curiosity to develop a love of learning and quickly establish lifelong patterns of learning and a joy for living.

We believe in developing the life skills of the pupils from their very first day with us; always mindful of the years ahead of them beyond school and the need to prepare them for the wider world. This means that as well as their academic achievement and extra-curricular diversity, we develop the soft skills that employers are seeking – respect, independence, resilience and curiosity.

We recognise individual hard work and achievement through regular awards, competitions, and challenges while encouraging all our pupils to develop friendships and links with the whole school community right up to Sixth Form.

 Alongside our broad and balanced curriculum, taught by highly-experienced, passionate and inspiring staff, children are always busy with all kinds of activities from clubs to Forest School, art and pottery to cookery – an opportunity for them to work out what they enjoy outside of the classroom and start to build skills and interests unique to them.

Our child-centred approach, combined with structured learning targets to suit each pupil’s individual ability, provides the key ingredients for creating a happy, well-rounded young person, ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of Senior School and beyond.

 Just as importantly, our parents are always welcomed and encouraged to participate in school activities – our door is always open and we work hard to keep them informed on every aspect of their child’s school life. Our parents love attending our great variety of events and highly popular drama productions.

Please come and see Rye Prep School in action, we would be delighted to show you around.

“Rye St Antony offers the perfect balance in the classroom of enjoyment, adventure and academic attainment, driven by the teachers’ great talent to create the optimal classroom environment of fun, curiosity and achievement.”

Prep School parent

Our wonderful Prep School staff made this video during lockdown – it spread smiles and cheer across the whole school community. Enjoy watching.

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.