Teams are payable termly, paid by the first day of term. A non-refundable Registration Fee of £230 becomes due when a pupil is registered for admission to the School.
Ryde School is happy to accept Child Care Vouchers (CCVs), saved with your employer, for pre and after school care, residential trips and boarding provision, certain rules apply, please contact the Bursar for more information.
Scholarships & Bursaries
The School is able to provide a number of Academic Scholarships into Year 5 and Academic, Sports and General scholarships into Years 7, 9 and 12.These places are awarded to high quality candidates and are competitive following specific assessments. Scholarships open opportunities to bursaries which provide fee assistance and are means-tested with parents required to submit a financial declaration before the examination date.
Places will be offered on a basis of performance in the assessments and at interview, the amount and number of the awards made being at the discretion of the Headmaster, operating within the guidelines set by the Board of Governors.
Academic scholarships are offered for entry into Years 5, 7,9 and the Lower Sixth Form(Year 12). External candidates for academic scholarships will sit examinations in November each year for Years 5,7 and 9 with exams in February for the Sixth Form. We examine English and Mathematics and set a non-verbal reasoning test, with subject specific assessment for Sixth Form entry.
For General Scholarships candidates will still need to demonstrate sound academic ability but the Headmaster will also take into account exceptional abilities in other areas of school life such as music, drama, art or design, as well as leadership potential. Sports scholars will demonstrate ability and potential in at least two sports, one of which must be a major Ryde School team sport.
Shortlisted applicants for entry to Years 7 and 9 in Senior School may be invited back for interviews with the Headmaster and Heads of English and Mathematics at a mutually convenient time.
Parents seeking the admission of their sons or daughters are asked to complete and return a registration form, available to download in PDF format on our website : www.rydeschool.org.uk/joining-ryde and arrange payment of the non-returnable registration fee. Admission and entry will be subject to the availability of a place and the pupil satisfying our admission requirements.
In due course applicants will be invited to sit the relevant entrance tests. Although we do not run competitive entrance exams, we do need to ensure that all pupils can access our academic curriculum. In the case of girls and boys entering the Sixth Form from other British curriculum schools, admission is based on interview and GCSE results and we would expect students joining our Sixth Form to have as a minimum five GCSE A* to C grades with B grades in subjects to be studied at A Level/International Baccalaureate Diploma Higher Level. For the IB Career-related Programme the entrance criteria is a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE .
Pupils are considered for entry into any year group throughout the School where there are places available. We would not normally consider entry half way through GCSE or A Level/ IB courses though we do offer a one year GCSE programme for pupils joining in Year 11 which is ideal for someone wanting to prepare for Sixth form entry or seeking a year in a British school with qualifications at the end.
It is assumed that a pupil will be able to continue between each stage of their education in the school unless the pupil has been unable to satisfy the entry requirements for the next stage.