School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 2 1/2 -18, Boarding 9-18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 750+ Pupils
Bursaries Available

Scholarships open up bursarial support on a means tested basis up to 90% of fees. Academic, Sport, Sailing, Music and General scholarships are available for Years 7,9 and Sixth Form. Academic scholarships for Year 5.

Mr Mark Waldron

Open Days & Events

Whilst websites and prospectuses can tell you much about a school, the best way to find out about it is to visit. In the current environment we know this is not always possible so please let us know if you would like to arrange an online meeting or be sent a link to our Virtual Open Morning page where you can view online videos and take a virtual tour.

To find out more please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Becky Craik, on +44 1983 617970, or email if you would like further details or a prospectus.

For applicants moving into Years 7, 9 and the Sixth Form next September it is possible to apply for both an academic scholarship and either a sports, music, McIsaac (general) or sailing scholarship. Year 5 entry may apply for an academic scholarship.

For enquiries, please contact the admissions registrar, Mrs Becky Craik, on +44 1983 617970, or email

Contact Details

Ryde School with Upper Chine

Queen's Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3BE

Ryde School with Upper Chine

Queen's Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3BE

Set in a safe and idyllic island setting, 10 minutes from Portsmouth by hovercraft, Ryde School with Upper Chine (known locally as Ryde School) is a thriving, prosperous co-ed day and boarding school, providing exceptional educational opportunities in a nurturing environment. We have a strong tradition of excellent pastoral care and all pupils and staff are supported by our mentoring and coaching culture.

Head's Welcome

We are an Island school with a global outlook. Welcoming pupils from across the Isle of Wight, many pupils also travel the short distance across the Solent to us from Portsmouth and surrounding areas and our boarding community is a mix of international and UK boarders. With a full range of skills, needs and talents, all our pupils come together in the ambitious, vibrant and supportive community that is Ryde School.


“An IB & Round Square UK island school with a global outlook”

We are an IB World School and a Round Square School. We offer GCSEs followed by three study options for Sixth Form: A Levels, IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programmes. We also offer a one year GCSE Pre Sixth Form course providing an ideal preparation for entry into the Sixth Form. We have a long tradition of welcoming international and UK boarders and children of Forces families. We have recently added two new stunning boarding houses, offering tailored, home-from home -boarding for our pupils.

We have an excellent record of academic achievement, pupils go on to study at Oxbridge, other Russell Group universities and Art, Music and Drama colleges. At Ryde we embrace our Island setting and extensive grounds to offer a wealth of extra-curricular options including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (three levels), CCF, competitive sports and sailing. Pupils succeed academically and are well-mannered, characterful, happy and independent; a result of Ryde School’s dynamic yet welcoming environment.

I love this school… Ryde… ticks all six boxes that really matter to me about what schools are for… positive education, coaching, the international baccalaureate, mindfulness, character and holistic education.  Ryde is managing to ace the double of getting results and doing the holistic piece. Sir Anthony Seldon, former Head of Wellington College and author and co-founder of Action for Happiness.

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