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 Welcome to Rye St Antony Boarding School, Oxford

Welcome to Rye St Antony, where girls live happily in comfortable, modern accommodation, supported by a team of experienced boarding staff. Our school is set in 12 acres of woodland, close to the centre of Oxford and within easy reach of London, Heathrow, and all major airports. 

The well-being and happiness of our girls is our first priority. Boarders aged 9 to 18 live together, creating a close knit community and family-like atmosphere in which older students act as ‘big sisters’ supporting younger girls and helping them to settle in. With boarders from all over the world, friendships span the whole world, and last a lifetime. Boarding at Rye is about so much more than school.

Girls live in beautifully furnished facilities, with comfortable bedrooms and spacious communal areas. Days are filled with fun, friendship, and laughter; whilst allowing for privacy and quiet moments when needed.

We are proud that the girls who board with us leave as resilient, mature young women with a unique independence and confidence to take on the world before them. They have been challenged in their academic life to ensure they get the very best outcomes and when their school day is over enjoy a supportive and nurturing home environment. They are resilient individuals who have been, through their time with us, encouraged to be ambitious, curious, and most importantly themselves. They have experienced Senior School ‘The Rye Way’.  Boarding School Oxford

Oxford is your Classroom!

Rye St Antony is proud to be a boarding school within a mile of Oxford city centre – an international school in an international city. Oxford is a historic city renowned for its academic excellence and our pupils quickly realise how exciting and enriching it is to study in this cultural hub. Boarders can easily access a wealth of world-class facilities, museums, galleries, restaurants and theatres, including two renowned universities on their doorstep.

The school is a hidden gem of historically interesting architecture set in vast green space and woodland, yet right in the heart of Oxford. We are within easy reach of London and surrounding airports via strong transport networks and our boarding team are highly experienced in ensuring that our international students’ travel to and from school is conducted safely and smoothly.

Our two boarding houses offer a happy home-from-home environment situated within our beautiful 12 acre grounds. Each are run by two experienced Housemistresses and their team of assistants, and consist of:

The Croft – for girls from Years 5 to 10

The Cottage – for girls from Years 11, 12 and 13

Whilst boarding at Rye is busy, fun and exciting, we encourage girls to stay in regular contact with friends and family at home. Building partnerships with parents is crucial in understanding and ensuring each individual has the time of their life whilst boarding with us.

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about our Boarding School Experience 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.