Breakfast and supper clubs for all ages, and flexible boarding from the age of 10 are just two of the options offered by Ryde School to help ease the pressure on busy family lives.

School buses transport pupils from many areas of the Island, a Hover Nanny service is available for younger pupils to be accompanied from the mainland, and then there’s Summer School, to offer activities during the long school holidays.

Educating pupils since 1921, Ryde School is a co-ed independent day and boarding school for pupils aged from two-and-a-half up to 18. Set in over 17 acres of grounds overlooking the Solent, Ryde makes full use of the Island  environment for a wide range of its extra-curricular activities. As a Round Square and IB World School, Ryde offers excellent academic teaching, sailing built into the curriculum and main sports, such as netball, cricket, rugby and hockey, are played regularly against teams from both Island and mainland schools.

Within the School grounds, Ryde offers boarding in two award-winning houses: Millfield, a beautifully renovated Victorian villa for the younger boarders, and Centenary House, a purpose-built house with stunning sea views, designed to prepare older students for independent living.

To find out more and experience the surroundings, families are invited to arrange a private tour or book a place at the next Open Morning, by visiting the website:, or email