A Virtual Welcome to Rydes Hill


To get a real feel for Rydes Hill, it is always best to visit in person to see the happiness in our classrooms and meet the wonderful teachers who are at the heart of our 'small but mighty' School. We look forward to the day when we can invite all our prospective families to step inside Rydes Hill once more.

In the meantime, we would be more than happy to arrange a virtual 1:1 personal tour with our Headmistress, Mrs Norville. As restrictions gradually ease, we are also able to schedule a 1:1 personal tour in our grounds at quieter times of the School day. Simply click below to arrange a visit:

Arrange a visit

In the meantime, we hope this page provides a small glimpse into life at Rydes Hill. Our parents have coined a phrase that we are 'Small but Mighty' as we frequently out-compete larger prestigious schools in the academic arena, on the sporting fields or on the stage. Last year, our 23 leavers were awarded a remarkable 16 scholarships to Senior School, we reached the finals of two IAPS National Championships and all 60 children taking Speech and Drama exams received a distinction (for the third year running). We were thrilled to appear within the Top 25 UK Prep Schools in the Times People Power 2021.

Virtual Tour with our Headmistress, Mrs Norville

A glimpse of life at Rydes Hill

Frequently Asked Questions

We have collated a list of questions frequently asked by prospective parents that we hope you will find useful via the link below:

Admissions FAQs

School and Grounds

The selection of images below highlight our large, light classrooms, history-steeped building and beautiful grounds.

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