The Senior Boarding house is an ambitious, modern, purpose-built facility which houses up to 68 boarders in single and twin rooms, most with en-suite facilities.
The newly constructed boarding house offers light and airy study rooms overlooking the sea, many with breath-taking views. There is a large family kitchen, various social and study spaces and a large common room with direct access to the garden.
The house is within the School grounds so boarders benefit from all the facilities of the School as well as the seaside town of Ryde. The hovercraft and ferry are close by, providing good and quick transport links to Portsmouth and London.
A sample of the one and two bed study rooms, many also have en-suite facilities
A view from one of the many bedrooms with stunning sea views out towards Portsmouth
Housemaster Mr Mike Alderton and his family
Mike is Housemaster of Centenary House and a teacher of Physics in the Senior School at Ryde. He lives with his family in a separate part of the new boarding house. He lives with his wife Sonya, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and their two children. Mike has a wealth of experience in boarding and pastoral care and preparing students for IGCSE, A level and IB Physics examinations.
Good health and mental well-being are vital to a happy and successful life and food and nutrition play a key part to achieving this. At Ryde we offer a wide selection of food at all meals with religious requirements, allergies and special diets catered for.
A good choice of healthy and delicious hot and cold meals are available and the catering teams create themed and special meals to mark specific dates in the calendar and to help cross-cultural awareness. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Burns Night, Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Mexican evenings, to name but a few all contribute to creating a fun and relaxed eating environment.
- Centenary House Boarders have most meals at school in the dining hall. However, at the weekends and at the boarders' request, they are provided with fresh ingredients so they can cook their own choice of meals in the kitchen at Centenary.
- Millfield House
Boarders have most meals at school in the dining hall. However, at the weekends and at the boarders' request, they are provided with fresh ingredients so they can cook their own choice of meals in the kitchen at Millfield.
- House Kitchens
All Houses have a well equipped kitchen of which the boarders can make full use. Our programme includes baking and cooking activities where they can learn and improve culinary skills. Basic store cupboard stock, as well as bread, milk, hot drinks, cereal and fresh fruit are supplied.
- Food Choice
A good choice of healthy and delicious hot meals together with a wide selection of salads, cold meats and cheeses are always available. Desserts range from traditional puddings and pies, through to ice creams and home-made yoghurts, as well as a plentiful supply of fresh fruit.