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


Meals at Ryde School are taken in the dining hall with stunning views over the Solent. Pupils choose from a wide variety of foods and eat with their friends and teachers.

Our barista coffee shop in the Pavilion sells coffees and cakes etc to parents between 8am and 10am Monday to Friday (sign in at Reception to join us for a coffee). This is also open from 10am for Sixth Form and light lunches and is used for match teas and functions. 

Breakfast and Supper clubs are available Monday to Friday to extend the school day - please ensure you book beforehand. The cut off time is 12.00 noon on the day of the booking.  This can be through the parent portal and at the point of booking. PLEASE ASK YOUR CHILD TO LOG IN USING THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL 

  • Nursery & Pre-Prep have their own dining room where teaching staff  and pupils eat together helping with table manners and healthy food choices 
  • Prep Years eat their lunch in the dining hall before the Senior School and with staff to help with food choices and table manners
  • Senior School has two lunch sittings per day. The Pavilion is also available for lighter lunches

Boarders eat their breakfast, lunch and supper in the school dining hall and/or  Pavilion. 

Well-appointed kitchens are in both boarding houses allow pupils to make hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals if desired. 

Almost all of our food is cooked from scratch, in-house by our team of skilled chefs, using fresh ingredients and using local suppliers wherever possible.  We happily cater for pupils with special dietary needs such as dairy/lactose intolerance, gluten-free diets.

We pride ourselves on achieving a 5 star Health and Hygiene rating.  The healthy diet of pupils is promoted by our commitment to providing an outstanding nutritional provision delivered by our enthusiastic kitchen staff.  Pupils' cultural, religious and health needs are fully met through the wide-ranging choice of meals on offer.

We offer a three week rolling menu that changes each term, and although this can occasionally be subject to some variation, the general format remains the same.

Break Time Offer
Supper Club

Our Catering Manager, Mrs Becky Pike, welcomes the opportunity to talk both to parents and pupils about any special dietary needs or concerns that they may have. She can be contacted at [email protected]

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