Pupils who come to Rye St Antony not only receive a first class education in a beautiful 12 acre setting in Oxford, but become part of a lifelong extended family.
Our philosophy is that every one of our pupils is an individual whose particular strengths and talents are allowed to flourish within a supportive educational environment. Pupils from the Rye 'family' are encouraged to respect and listen to one another. Whilst academic standards are high, we never forget that life skills are also important to prepare our pupils for a successful, fulfilling and happy life.
We take pride in how our pupils grow in confidence year by year; there are no limits to the opportunities for them to contribute to both the school and wider community. Testing their limits, taking initiative, building upon strengths, accepting challenges and preparing for success in the outside world are all part of the unique Rye experience.
Happiness in life comes through self-fulfilment: all pupils, therefore, are helped to discover who they are and who they have it in them to become; they are encouraged to challenge themselves and develop the qualities of intellect and character – independence, wisdom and generosity of outlook, determination and perseverance, resilience, vision and ambition – that will lead them into responsible and rewarding adult life.
As well as day places for girls aged 3-18 and boys aged 3-11, Rye St Antony also offers a range of flexible boarding options. Girls aged from 8 upwards can board to suit their own and their family's needs with boarding options including termly, weekly, flexi and occasional nights.
In recent inspections we have been rated as Outstanding and Excellent. This achievement is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of our experienced academic, pastoral and boarding staff combined with our excellent facilities offered for all ages in a safe and secure environment.
Our pupils are asked to contribute to decisions that affect the school, thus learning how to play an active part in their school community, in preparation for their work in the future communities to which they will belong. The school's Catholic heritage underpins our values of respect and consideration and we welcome children from all faiths and beliefs to join the school.
An education at Rye St Antony doesn't end at the school gates or once a pupil leaves – it is a legacy for life.
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