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.
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).