Ryde Junior School

Ryde Junior School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Hampshire

Set in a beautiful, safe and idyllic island setting just off the South Coast of England, Ryde School with Upper Chine (known locally as Ryde School) is a thriving, prosperous school providing exceptional educational opportunities for boys and girls in a nurturing environment – helping them to grow as independent individuals with ambition and purpose. Co-Ed Senior school with a Junior department and pre-prep school.

Year Founded 1921
Religion Christian
Inspection Report

Ryde Junior School has a total of 262 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £1090 to £3990, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £7975, per term.

130 Day Boys
(2- 11)
131 Day Girls
(2- 11)
1 Boarding Boys
(9- 11)

About Ryde Junior School

From the Foundation Stage to Year 6, we provide an outstanding all-round education for boys and girls. With the wellbeing of each and every child at the heart of all we do, our pastoral care is excellent and our learning environment warm, caring and nurturing. We aim to ensure children grow to become independent, confident, happy and resilient learners.

At Fiveways and in the Junior School, we aim high and want our pupils to succeed. Small classes, taught by a team of dedicated and highly qualified teaching staff, enable us to know each child individually and plan appropriately.  Passions and talents are supported and nurtured, and we ensure that every child is able to achieve their full potential.

At the heart of a school day is a traditional academic curriculum, enriched with an introduction to Spanish, Mandarin and Latin and a wide ranging extra-curricular programme including clubs such as philosophy and chess. Opportunities for outside learning, on the water, on the beach, in the forest with our Forest School or rambling through the extensive grounds, all provide an inspirational environment for children to develop lifelong skills. 

We actively encourage our pupils to participate in team sports – both competitively and for recreation and many of our older children play for Island clubs. We broaden young minds through a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Pupils regularly compete in drama and music competitions, public speaking, maths challenges and art and design competitions.

We follow our school motto of ‘Ut Prosim’, to be of service, through community service initiatives and charity fund-raising to help build an awareness of the outside world and its influences.  High self-esteem, self- confidence and independence are fostered throughout all our activities including the ASC (the young arm of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award).


Fees shown are from 1/2 days in the nursery (£1090 per term) to full time Junior School (£3990 per term). Fees correct for 2017 but please see website for up-to-date information www.rydeschool.org.uk/fees

Scholarships & Bursaries

The School is able to provide a number of  Academic Scholarships into Year 5 and Academic, Sports and General scholarships into Years 7, 9 and 12.These places are awarded to high quality candidates and are competitive following specific assessments. Scholarships open opportunities to bursaries which provide fee assistance and are means-tested with parents required to submit a financial declaration before the examination date.

Places will be offered on a basis of performance in the assessments and at interview, the amount and number of the awards made being at the discretion of the Headmaster, operating within the guidelines set by the Board of Governors.

Academic scholarships are offered for entry into Years 5, 7, 9 and the Lower Sixth Form (Year 12). External candidates for academic scholarships will sit examinations in November each year for Years 5, 7 and 9 and in February for the Sixth Form. We examine English and Mathematics and set a non-verbal reasoning test, with subject specific assessment for Sixth Form entry.

For General Scholarships candidates will still need to demonstrate sound academic ability but the Headmaster will also take into account exceptional abilities in other areas of school life such as music, drama, art or design, as well as leadership potential. Sports scholars will demonstrate ability and potential in at least two sports, one of which must be a major Ryde School team sport.

Shortlisted applicants for entry to Years 7 and 9 in Senior School may be invited back for interviews with the Headmaster and Heads of English and Mathematics at a mutually convenient time.

Admissions Process

Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to complete and return a registration form, available on the website for download in PDF format, and arrange payment of the non-returnable registration fee.  Admission and entry will be subject to the availability of a place and the pupil satisfying our admission requirements.

In due course applicants will be invited to sit the relevant entrance tests. Although we do not run competitive entrance exams, we do need to ensure that all pupils can access our academic curriculum.  In the case of girls and boys entering the Sixth Form from other British curriculum schools, admission is based on interview and GCSE results and we would expect students joining our Sixth Form to have as a minimum five GCSE A* to C grades with B grades in subjects to be studied at A Level/International Baccalaureate Diploma Higher Level. For the IB Career-related Programme the entrance criteria is a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE . 

Pupils are considered for entry into any year group throughout the School where there are places available.  We would not normally consider entry half way through GCSE or A Level/ IB courses though we do offer a one year GCSE programme for pupils joining in Year 11 which is ideal for someone wanting to prepare for Sixth form entry or seeking a year in a British school with qualifications at the end.

It is assumed that a pupil will be able to continue between each stage of their education in the school unless the pupil has been unable to satisfy the entry requirements for the next stage.



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