Welcome to our wonderful prep school in the heart of Guildford
Rydes Hill is a non-selective, one form entry private Catholic School 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.
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 2019 over 50% of our School leavers were awarded at least one scholarship to a senior school with the majority of our leavers heading to Tormead, Guildford High, St Catherine's, Prior's Field, Farnborough Hill and St Teresa's. We are extremely proud to be one of the top prep schools in the Uk for Speech & Drama, with all 64 children taking Speech & Drama exams in 2019 achieving a distinction.
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.
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 Tour with our Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Norville, please fill in the form below or call our Registrar, Ms Jacqui O'Neill on 01483 544 973.