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Set in 12 acres of beautiful grounds overlooking the city of Oxford, Rye St Antony offers a first class educational experience with plenty of space to explore, relax or play sport. For younger children it’s a utopian environment to run around, play and let off steam.

Within the grounds are two substantial Victorian buildings, one of which was built by the same architect who designed the Natural History Museum, Alfred Waterhouse. As well as the main school buildings there is a drama and music block, science block, the Food Technology and ICT building and a purpose built sports hall. The King Library’s picture windows have one of the best views onto our front lawns – an inspiring place to study.

Mature trees from oaks to large conifers are dotted around the site and form plenty of interesting wooded areas to explore. 

All our buildings have been designed to blend in with the school’s scenic surroundings and provide the perfect setting for a stimulating educational environment. 

Our pupils, aged from three to 18, are able to make full use of the grounds which vary from well kept lawns and gardens to stunning woodland areas, sports areas and playing fields. In summer months you might see pupils enjoying our swimming pool or playing rounders on the playing field. In the winter, you may find Prep School pupils in the woods making camp fires or building shelters. 

When visiting our spacious, well kept grounds, it’s hard to believe that the city of Oxford is less than a mile away.

We are proud of our school and many people comment on the beauty of the grounds. If you would like to take a tour of our school and grounds, contact the Registrar Fern Williams who will be happy to make an appointment to suit you.