John Marr 1931 - 2020
It with sadness that we note the passing of John Dolling Marr. He was at the school during World War 2, from 1941 to 1946. He lived a very happy and long life and would have been 90 in January. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer mid August he died on Tuesday 13 October peacefully at home w...
Posted: Monday, 19 October 2020
The school that refused to be beaten by lockdown.
A great story from the Daily Mail about how our boarders survived lockdown for 101 days!

"The school that locked down TOGETHER: Where other schools closed, these pupils stayed put... after its head teacher was inspired by the 'magical experience' of children who were evacuated in...
Posted: Thursday, 23 July 2020
July 10th 1971 - 50th Jubilee Celebrations
49 years ago today Ryde School was celebrating its 50th Jubilee year. It was a year long programme with an imaginative festival of events culminating in the visit of her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent and the Admiral of the Fleet Lord Mountbatten, Governor of the Island.

The celebration ...
Posted: Friday, 10 July 2020
Old Rydeians Amazing Fundraising
So pleased to members of our community getting involved in fundraising.

Old Rydeians Salar, Harry and Tom took on a 24 hour marathon, running more than 150 miles between them and raising a whopping £4000 for the Samaritans. Well done to the trio!
Posted: Monday, 6 July 2020
Dennis Millett 1939 - 2020
We are sad to hear the news that DENNIS GEORGE MILLETT Passed away on 1st July 2020 Age 80

Dennis attended Ryde School from 1952 - 1958 (T) on leaving school he studied mechanical engineering at Chelsea College. Ultimately becoming Southern Regional Manager for Peugeot Cars. He spent his form...
Posted: Friday, 3 July 2020
Dame Vera Lynn 1924-2020
So sad to hear the news about Dame Vera Lynn, we were proud to parade for you and were honoured to have your interest in our school and cadets. Known as the forces’ sweetheart, Dame Vera kept the nation’s spirits high during the war, including the spirits of those fighting on the frontl...
Posted: Sunday, 21 June 2020
New Ryde Centenary Facebook page
In celebration of our upcoming Centenary celebrations we have set up a Facebook page. It is filled with trips down memory lane, with pictures from the archives. Join us there to see all the wonderful memories of Ryde School.
Posted: Monday, 1 June 2020
VE Day
Although, sadly, we were not able to celebrate VE Day 75th anniversary at school, we are pleased that Ryde CCF still managed a tribute to the heroes and to Dame Vera Lynn. This short video celebrates a year of CCF, recognises the special place Dame Vera Lynn occupies for our Contingent and shows the...
Posted: Friday, 8 May 2020
The Ryde School Centenary Book - calling all storytellers!
After the success of both Bembridge School and Upper Chine Centenaries in 2019 and 2014 we felt it necessary to create something to celebrate all three schools.

We are currently in the process of producing a book for publication to celebrate this event and hope to launch in 2021. In it we wil...
Posted: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Old Rydeian News
In a time when we are flooded with bad news, it is nice to share some good news.

Old Rydeian Ondřej Soukup has been accepted onto the Master of Music in Conducting at the Royal College of Music for September. The Royal College has been the undisputed top music institution in the UK f...
Posted: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Are you a bellringer?
A word from the ORA Chair.

Even though we are on lock down, The Ryde Connection and The ORA are looking towards to the future. 2021 is the Centenary of Ryde School and we have lots of exciting events planned that we look forward to sharing with you soon.

One special event is the Cente...
Posted: Saturday, 25 April 2020
Old Rydeian News
Old Rydeian, Michael "Mike" Rooke. Passed away suddenly at home on 4th February, aged 78 years. He lived for most of his life in Teignmouth, Devon. He was at Ryde School in the Class 1959.  A true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. 
Posted: Friday, 7 February 2020
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