Rye St Antony School 85th Anniversary Year
The first phase of the latest building programme for Rye St Antony, day and boarding school, in Pullen’s Lane has already been completed and includes a reception area and a new technology building as well as developments to external areas. The second phase is currently under way and includes the reorganisation and refurbishment of the Prep School teaching areas and resources as well as external restoration and landscaping.
A formal opening event to showcase the school’s newest developments is being held on Tuesday 8 September 2015, to be attended by triple Olympic medallist in Rowing and Chairman of Henley Women’s Regatta, Miriam Luke
September 2015 also marks a change in the provision for boys. The school currently accepts boys aged from three to eight but has increased provision to the age of 11 in response to demand from parents.
“By enabling boys to complete their primary years here, we offer continuity,” says the school’s Head, Alison Jones. “Rye is proud to maintain its reputation for providing a first-class education in terms of academic achievements and the development of team skills and leadership skills.” The school is proud too of its Catholic heritage: in the words of a parent, “It is a school which genuinely reflects the religious, artistic, moral and intellectual ethos of the Catholic tradition.”
The latest developments are part of an ongoing programme for the school, its handsome new buildings carefully harmonised with its original Edwardian villas in their beautiful 12-acre location overlooking the city of Oxford.
Rye St Antony celebrated its 85th year with a Musical and Orchestral Extravaganza as part of its annual St Antony’s Weekend. Pupils were given the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra and choir, and three pieces composed by the school’s A-level musicians were premiered.
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