Rye College

Create bright futures for all Our mission is to deliver Life - Transforming - Learning for all children and young people in our care

  • Create Bright Futures for All

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Welcome to Rye College

Lisa Askew	Head of School Mr Dom Downes
Our mission is to 'create bright futures for all'.

With this in mind, we work hard to ensure that every child is happy and well supported on their educational journey with us. We want every child to grow and flourish in our care.

Our college is set in the attractive heart of 1066 country and is a place where students feel safe and have space to learn. We pride ourselves on being a close knit community where students are known as individuals and where their talents are nurtured.

We are part of a family of schools that serve the young people of Rye from two to sixteen years of age, truly making us a 'local community college'. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of start points and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education.

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Church of England Education Trust Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

At Aquinas, we work together so that our learners have an exceptional education; one where individuality is celebrated, talents are nurtured and progress is sustained from early years to Post 16.

Established in 2013, the Trust was founded as a natural development of positive relationships built between neighbouring Church of England schools; initially in the Bromley area. In November 2018, we added two College schools to our family, Rye College and Rye College in East Sussex.

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Testimonials Testimonials

  • Pupils work hard to uphold

    the school’s values of ‘be proud, committed, positive, employable, kind’.

    ofsted 2023
  • Leaders have

    introduced an ambitious curriculum that all pupils, including those with

    special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), study.

    ofsted 2023
  • Staff are loyal and committed to the school. They are very positive about the support leaders provide, including professional development for those new to


    ofsted 2023

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We strive for all members of our community to live out our values;

Be Proud, Be Positive, Be Employable, Be Kind and Be Committed.

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