Ryde School’s landmark centenary year has been marked by further growth and ongoing improvements and upgrades to its facilities during 2021.

Now a Round Square and IB World School, Ryde was the first independent school in the UK to offer three routes for Sixth Form: the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the IB Career-related Programmes as well as A Levels Plus which includes additional enrichment options. A new Prep curriculum was implemented earlier this year with a new STEM facility called The Hive, including a Lego studio.

Across the school many facilities have been introduced or upgraded this year: new Economic and Business classrooms, a new gym, new tennis and netball courts and a new coffee shop for parents to meet teaching staff and enjoy a coffee.

Meanwhile, a new Performing Arts Centre is due to be opened in June 2022 and two new boarding houses have been opened within the school grounds, bringing all boarding to the main school site in Ryde and offering full, weekly and flexi-boarding options for pupils from age 10.

The independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from two-and-a-half to 18 is set in over 17 acres of grounds overlooking the sea, and makes full use of the wider Island for an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, as well as constantly improving its own educational facilities.

The school is heading into the next 100 years with an innovative buzz.  Indeed, alongside all the academic enhancements Ryde has also introduced mindfulness walks, bee hives, an outdoor yurt and a ‘Victory Garden’ where pupils grow vegetables for the school kitchen.

For more information, visit: rydeschool.org.uk