Spiritual

    Ryde is a Church of England School. Christian values inspired and guided our founders and we were recognised as a designated church school in June 2006. The Bishop of Portsmouth is our visitor and we have a special relationship with All Saints where we hold major services and where the Senior School meets fortnightly for a service of reflection. The All Saints team also provide our chaplaincy under the leadership of Rev Canon Graham Morris. Understanding the implications of Christian values is important to us, as is recognising the values of other faiths, and we hope our pupils will learn the value of reflection and prayer and understand that many people in the world appreciate truth in many ways.  We expect all pupils to attend our assemblies and church services which reflect the broad and inclusive nature of Anglicanism and hope that pupils who do not have a faith will still be able to grow spiritually and develop a sense of awe and wonder of the world in which they live. We encourage our pupils to try meditation and offer yoga and mindfulness as activities. Arrangements are made at weekends for boarders wishing to attend church services on the Island and those of most faiths and strands of Christianity can find an appropriate place of worship.
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