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Welcome to the Rye St Antony noticeboard for former pupils.

If you would like to get in touch with any old school friends you may have lost touch with or would like to arrange a reunion for your year group, you can send us the message you would like posted on this noticeboard.

Send the message you would like posted, together with the e-mail address you are happy to have published on the website, using the Past Pupils Contact Form on the Contact Us page and we will post it for you.

If you would like to add your name and contact details to the confidential Past Pupils database kept by the school for internal use, or would like to update any existing details without posting a message please get in touch via the Contact Form adding any other message you would like to send to the Headmistress. Please mark your message, ‘For Internal Use Only’.


Susie Kumah writes from Washington DC:

Since my last visit to Rye in 2014, I graduated from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Population and Development.  I am currently working in Washington DC as Development Coordinator for a public policy think tank: the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  I began in October 2015 and I am enjoying the responsibility.  I owe much of my skill set to my experience at Rye and am forever grateful to God about how the school so unquestionably shaped me both personally and professionally – furthermore these memories always bring back so much joy.  I hope to visit soon.


 Wing Yan Vivian Chan

25 July 1996 – 17 August 2015

Vivian was a boarder at Rye from January 2011 when she joined Year 10 until the completion of her GCSE studies at the end of Year 11 in Summer 2012. 

Vivian came to Rye following her earlier secondary education at St Paul’s School in Hong Kong.  From Rye she returned to Hong Kong to attend Harrow International School before coming back to the UK to take up her place to study for a Law degree at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  She then moved to BPP Law School to continue her studies in law. 

It was on holiday in Thailand with friends that Vivian was killed in the Bangkok bombing of 17 August 2015. 

Intelligent, hardworking and ambitious, Vivian was a high achiever who well deserved her 13 GCSE results (7 A*s and 6 As) and the academic scholarship awarded by Epsom College.  She was highly committed and conscientious in all that she did, and her aspirations gave her energy and focus. 

The readiness and warmth of her smile and her positive and determined approach to life were inspiring for others, and Vivian was well regarded throughout the school community.  She was a talented clarinetist and an enthusiastic Latin and ballroom dancer.  She enjoyed tennis, she gave valuable help to junior pupils with the development of their reading and mathematics, and she proved a creative and adept lighting designer for her house’s acclaimed production of Peter Pan.  She had a keen interest in philosophy, an interest which informed her future studies. 

A life full of gifts and promise has been cruelly cut short.  It was a privilege to know Vivian, and everyone at Rye joins me in sending heartfelt condolences to her family. 


Alison Jones

11 September 2015


Past Pupil Requests

Xandra Rowat invites anyone who remembers her when she was at Rye to get in touch with her by email: (Message posted 3 November 2014)

Catherine Morris would love to hear from any of her erstwhile classmates, notably: Belinda E, Susan W, Lesley M, Susan B, Sarah C or anyone who remembers the fateful day of the Fete when her pony (giving rides) bolted and was found in the tea tent!

To contact Catherine, please e-mail (Message posted 02/06/2014)

Louise Rosborough would love to hear from anyone she knew in her years at Rye.

To contact Louise, please e-mail (Message posted 21 March 2014)