Welcome to Rye College

Dear new Year 7 students and families, 

Welcome to Rye College! We are so pleased you are now part of our amazing school!  

To start your journey with us, we have created this special 'transition webpage'.

We will be in touch with you and your family soon about what to do next - and there will be plenty of opportunities to answer all your questions. 

Rye College is a very safe and welcoming school. All our students were Year 7 students once so they know how you feel. 

Our school is a place where you can be yourself, quickly make friends and feel part of our family. 

We know this is the start of your bright future! 

Mr P Harrison
Director for Learning for Key Stage 3

Rye College Virtual Tour & Maps

For those families who didn't get the opportunity to visit us during our Open Events, please see some useful videos and maps to help familiarise yourself with our school. 

Rye College Maps

Video Messages From Our Students

A warm welcome to you from your fellow students at Rye College.  

Transition Events

We are busy planning our Transition programme where we invite students into school for activities. This is taking place from Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th July. This week gives students a great opportunity to familiarise themselves with our school, meet our team, make new friends and to start the preparation for the educational change that is before them. Our activities centre around our core Rye College character values of Proud, Positive, Employable, Kind and Committed and gives students a fantastic opportunity to develop positive relationships with their peers and our team. 

Please can all families complete this short online questionnaire with arrangements for students joining us for Transition. 

We ran a Transition Q & A Webinar for Year 6 families via Zoom on Thursday 23rd June at 6pm with Mr Downes, Headteacher and Mr Harrison, Director of KS3 Learning and Transition Lead. Please click on this link to register and access a recording of the webinar and enter password: rMp^h7.= 

Please see a list of all questions that were asked during the Welcome Webinar with answers:


We will contact all families and primary schools with details and arrangements for Transition.

Rye College Values 

Our overarching school values promote a ‘can do’ culture in our school that focuses students on what are the essential aspects to succeeding, not only in school, but outside as well. 




Our Rye College Standards 

This is the behavioural standards framework we expect all Rye College students to abide by to create an effective learning environment for all :

We value good behaviour and actively rewards those students who demonstrate our 'can do' Rye College culture. Termly awards are run to encourage and motivate students to embrace this culture:


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my admission pack?

Admission packs will be sent out to families at the beginning of March, please complete all forms and return to us by 31st March 2022. Please see below for online copies of all the forms including within your Welcome Pack. 

Where can I find out more about uniform?

Uniform can be purchased through Superstitch. Click here for more information about our uniform.

Where can I find out more about school life at Rye College? 

Our family handbook is a really useful resource with everything families need to know about daily school life at Rye College. Click here to view

How will I be keep informed? 

We will keep our incoming families updated on transition events and activities in the coming months via email. 

To stay up to date with more general Rye College news and developments please follow our social media accounts which we regularly update with information, good news stories, student achievements, community links, useful resources and upcoming events. 

  • Facebook - @ryecollegeuk
  • Instagram - @ryecollege_eastsussex
  • Twitter - @ryecollegeuk

Year 6 Welcome Pack

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