School Values & Mission
Independent day & boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18

School Values & Mission

We are an island school with a global outlook

Our purpose is to provide an exceptional education on the Isle of Wight, enabling our boarding and day pupils to flourish in mind, body and soul. We nurture pupils to make a positive difference and embrace the opportunities of the wider world.


Our four aims, derived from our Mission Statement, provide a clear sense of purpose to drive the delivery of our mission statement.

EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL – We are an exceptional school, providing an exceptional education in an outstanding learning environment.

MIND – We develop pupils to have a love of learning, a sense of curiosity and an ability to think independently.

BODY – We recognise the importance and benefits of a healthy lifestyle, physical exercise, indoor and outdoor activities and personal challenge.

SOUL – We encourage all members of our community to develop a sense of their own wellbeing and to foster self-reflection.


Ryde is a Church of England School.  Christian values inspired and guided the 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 Church where we hold assemblies, major services and where the Senior School meets regularly for a service of reflection.  The School’s Chaplain oversees our Christian worship.  The inculcation of Christian values is important to us, but we recognise the values of other faiths, offer opportunities for other faith leaders to speak in the School and teach world religions in RS classes.  We expect all pupils to attend our assemblies and church services which reflect the broad and inclusive nature of Anglicanism.  We hope that pupils who profess not to have a faith will grow spiritually in that they develop a sense of awe and wonder of the world in which they live.

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