Sport, Sailing & Extra Curricular
Independent day & boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18

Sport, Sailing & Extra Curricular

We encourage all our pupils to fully participate in activities beyond the classroom. Regardless of ability, all children aim to reach their potential and benefit hugely from the team spirit and a sense of achievement that our opportunities offers.

The facilities for pupils in Pre-Prep and Prep are of an excellent standard. Many activities make use of the Senior School facilities which extends our options and ensures a seamless transition at Year 7 for pupils as they are already familiar with the Senior School grounds.

The whole Island is our playground and we make full use of it for rambles, beach days, and trips to places of specific interest as well as taking trips to the mainland. The school grounds offer interesting outdoor areas for Science and nature lessons including a beautiful Victorian greenhouse, copse and rambling areas. Pre-Prep and Prep children enjoy learning and exploring in the woodland den and more recently helping with the new bee hives, fully clothed in school bee keeper outfits. Forest School learning and exploration within the wooded area of the school grounds provides endless opportunities for nature and nurture.


Trips and sports fixtures throughout the week will punctuate the normal rhythm of the school day and may result in an extended day. Parents will receive notices of all these events in a termly calendar. 

Pre-Prep & Prep Sport

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Throughout the school, children are encouraged to participate fully in sport. All children, regardless of their ability, aim to reach their potential and benefit hugely from the exercise, team spirit and sense of achievement that our sports programme offers. The facilities for sport are extensive and are of an excellent standard. The purpose-built sports hall, the all-weather surface for tennis and netball, the outdoor pitches for hockey, rugby and football means that all these sports can take place throughout their season. An athletics track and beautifully kept cricket square take centre stage in the summer months. Smallbrook Sports stadium, just a mile from the School, also provides the school with a large AstroTurf surface and is used extensively for hockey. 

Curriculum sport is split into terms and run by specialist PE teachers. A strong fixtures list and tour programme helps to ensure children can represent the school and compete competitively against other teams, as well as representing their house in inter-house sporting events. Many children also play for Island teams and some play at County level. Competitive sailing based out of Seaview Yacht Club, and tennis played at Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club are just two of the sports offered as extra-curricular clubs. Netball, football, dance and fitness are also available within the programme of activities.


At Ryde we are proud to be one of the few non-selective schools in the country that offers sailing within the curriculum, allowing all pupils from Prep to Sixth Form, beginner to elite, to experience and develop sailing in the waters around the Island and further afield through inter-schools sailing competitions. 


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