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 family-like atmosphere in which older students act as ‘big sisters’ supporting younger girls and helping them to settle in. Friendships made last a lifetime and we live by the motto ‘laughter is the best medicine’.

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 confident, mature young women sure of what they want in life and well equipped to achieve it. They have been challenged in their academic life to ensure they get the very best outcomes, whilst in a supportive and nurturing environment. They are resilient learners 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

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.

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