Private Secondary School Oxford

We’re delighted to welcome you to Rye St Antony Senior School Private Secondary School

Moving up into Secondary School is one of life’s most significant milestones. We aim to make the transition from Prep School as smooth and straightforward as possible. New Senior School girls are welcomed into our Rye ‘family’ through our carefully thought-out mentoring systems and will have already attended induction days, whether they are existing pupils or new ones.

At Rye we take great pride in the level of our pastoral care – each girl’s mental and physical wellbeing is our number one priority and this leads to happy, confident pupils who willingly accept challenges and perform to the best of their ability.

Whilst academic standards and expectations are high, our small class sizes ensure active, inclusive, and confident learning. Girls at Rye really benefit from teaching and support targeted to their individual needs, strengths, and interests.

The Rye Senior School community is happy, busy, and full of life as this ensures our girls reach their full potential, whether academic, sporting or extra-curricular.

Our experienced specialist teaching staff take time to encourage a zest for learning, opportunities to question, research, and discover across a broad curriculum. Girls are encouraged to discuss and investigate what they have learned, both in and outside the classroom so that they easily switch from learning with others to learning independently.

The Core Curriculum subjects of English, Mathematics, and the Sciences are extremely well covered and languages such as French and Spanish are offered to all. Pupils at Rye also immerse themselces in Drama, Art and Design, Sport, Music, and Food and Nutrition –all important components of the curriculum. Pupils also enjoy participating in extra-curricular offerings in these subject areas. Last but certainly not least, Religion, Philosophy, and the Humanities are covered within the main curriculum. Girls can choose from 18 GCSE and A-Levels as they progress through the school. On average, they will go on to take 10 GCSEs and three A-Level subjects alongside an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or our Leiths Introductory Certificate in Food and Wine – you can see more about our Sixth Form subjects here.

Enrichment is an important part of life at Rye, providing a perfect balance with academic learning. Our extensive and imaginative range of enrichment activities are created to fit girls’ interests whilst helping them to accept challenges and grow in confidence and self-awareness.

Walk into our Senior School on any one day and you will see so much more than girls with their heads down in the classrooms. They may be organising a charity activity during break time, taking part in a hockey tournament, practising for their Duke of Edinburgh Award or attending one of the school’s numerous clubs which really do offer something for everyone.

Do come and witness the Rye Senior School community in action for yourself. We are extremely proud of our school and the activities and achievements made every single day by our Senior School girls.

We are so much more than a school, we are a family.

Please come and take a look around our school, we’d love to see you.

Joanne Croft
Head of Rye St Antony Private Secondary School

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