Rye St Antony is an independent school in Oxford. The school offers day places for girls aged 3 to 18 and for boys aged 3 to 11, with excellent boarding facilities for girls aged 9 to 18. The school prides itself in providing pupils with a first-class education in a spectacular, peaceful setting, close to the centre of the historic city of Oxford.
The School offers specific support and courses for international students:
The Academic Course for International Students
Pupils embarking on this one-year programme can customise the elements of their individual course depending on their age and language abilities. This can include studying for a pre-A-Level qualification, a range of IGCSE or GCSE courses including Maths and English, the Cambridge First Certificate in English, or an IELTS qualification. To complement these studies, girls will study with our day pupils in a range of subjects including Art, Business Studies, Computing, Drama, Science or Food and Nutrition in Rye St Antony’s own Leiths’ professional kitchen.
At the end of the one-year course, girls graduate with an internationally recognised qualification and also key skills such as higher-level reading and greater fluency in English plus the self-confidence of having lived as an international student in a cosmopolitan city such as Oxford. Upon graduation, girls will be ready to embark on A-Level studies in the UK in preparation for university or will return to their home country to begin the next stage of your studies at home.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support
The Learning Support team helps pupils who are learning English as an additional language by offering tuition and a range of support options within the framework of an individual education plan created according to the individual pupil’s needs. On entry, a pupil whose first language is not English is given a standardised diagnostic test, so that the level of EAL support needed can be ascertained. The Learning Support teachers work closely with subject teachers to ensure EAL pupils reach their full potential.