Welcome to Our Outstanding Prep School in Guildford

Opening Our Doors - Virtually

Rydes Hill is a non-selective, one form entry private Catholic School & Nursery educating girls from 3 to 11 and boys from 3 to 7 within idyllic surroundings in the Guildford suburbs. We welcome families of all faiths and beliefs and we are immensely proud of our small, close-knit school and of the level of individual care extended to each child who passes through our doors.

During these unprecedented times whilst we care for the children of key workers, we would like to reassure you that Admissions remains open and we are on hand to help and guide you. We are happy to offer 'Virtual Personal Tours' via Zoom with our Headmistress, Mrs Norville, where you will be guided around the School and grounds and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Whilst the main class entry points are Nursery, Kindergarten (Reception) and Lower Preparatory (Year 3), pupils can be accepted into all year groups, places permitting, and at any point in the school year. To find out more or to arrange a Personal Virtual Tour with our Headmistress, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call our Registrar, Ms Jacqui O'Neill on 01483 544 973.

At home with our traditions and embracing the best of current educational practice, we carry the interests of each child at the heart of all that we do. This is evident in our excellent academic provision which prepares each child for the senior school of their choice. In January 2020, our 22 School leavers were awarded a total of 15 Scholarships to Farnborough Hill, Guildford High, Priorsfield, Tormead, St Catherine's and St Teresa's including 8 Academic, 3 Sports, 3 Music & 1 Drama scholarship.

We recognise that happiness and well-being are the cornerstone of academic success and our children are given the confidence to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. When our leavers return to see us, it is heart warming to hear about the brightness of their futures, of the friends they have carried with them and of the affection in which they hold their Rydes Hill days.

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