Padworth College

Ryde School

Padworth College

Full Street Address:
Queen’s Road, Ryde,
Isle of Wight, P033 3BE

Head Teacher:
Mr Mark Waldron

Number Of Pupils (11-18): 500

Nearest Airport :
London – Heathrow

Boys/Girls/Co-Ed: Co-Ed

Tuition And Boarding Fees:
Senior School £8395 per term (Full Boarding) £7835 (Weekly Boarding)

International Scholarships for ASIS Pupils:
Academic, Sports and General scholarships for Years 7, 9 and 12. These places are awarded to high quality candidates and are competitive following specific assessments. 

School Website

Ryde School

Who will it suit?

Set in an idyllic and safe island just off the South Coast of England, Ryde School provides excellent educational opportunities in a nurturing environment. Sailing is a big focus but also hockey, rugby, netball & cricket, with golf, and yoga with mindfulness, as recent additions. Music is also a big feature at the school and many students go on to develop professional careers in this area. Drama and art are also well-supported. Drama students pursue LAMDA exams to a high level and there are many opportunities to exhibit artwork.


Students have excellent results at GCSE, A level and IB with many going on to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities as well as art, music and drama colleges.


Boarding houses are positioned in 100 acres of private grounds away from the main school, allowing students to make the distinction between school and home. The Hovercraft and Catamaran are close by, providing good transport links to Portsmouth and London when required. Friends are made from around the world and they make the effort to stay in touch with each other when they have moved on from school.


The students are cheerful and well prepared for the changing needs of a global society. The School encourages spiritual reflection and meditation and students develop a good sense of integrity. Extra- curricular activities are superb and life is lived to the full in many different areas. Poetry and art thrive here.