Our renovated Victorian Villa Millfield was opened in January 2020 and is part of the main School campus at Ryde and an elegant addition to our Boarding Houses. The bedrooms are single, twins or triples, most with en-suite facilities. The house has a real family feel and, as with any good home, the beautifully designed kitchen is at the heart of the house. The large sitting room and prep areas ensure that study, play and rest are all optimised. There is a large garden with sea views and boarders have access to the school’s facilities and playing fields.
At Ryde, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional level of pastoral care and an emphasis on family values and well-ordered supervision. There is a varied programme to allow time for relaxation, effective study and the opportunity to try new and adventurous games, activities and trips. The boarding accommodation provides comfortable and homely bedrooms, a variety of spacious common areas and places for quiet study. This creates an environment and community where pupils thrive, enabling them to exceed their potential.
Housemaster, Mr Henry Edwards
Housemaster of Millfield, Mr Henry Edwards, lives at Millfield with his partner Ms Charlotte Verleure and their puppy Rusty.
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.