Your Guide to Joining Rye College


Our Virtual Tour

Take a tour, meet students and colleagues and see how we continue to transform the college.

Our Headteacher Speech 

Our Prospectus and 'Peacocke' Uniform

Read our prospectus and see the new uniform inspired by our founder.

Our Curriculum

Discover more about our high performing college and curriculum offer.

  1. Knowledge rich curriculum
  2. Our Rye College Values - creating a 'can-do' culture
  3. How we teach: Principles of instruction
  4. Performance data: our continued improvement

Our Support

Rye College works with Place2Be, the UK's leading children's mental health charity, providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the mental health of students, families and colleagues.

  1. Discover more on Place2Be
  2. Family Handbook: All your questions answered

Visit the College 

Prospective families can visit our college on one of our 'Open Events' which run in the morning or during one evening during Term 1 of the academic year.

You will be taken on a tour of our college in small groups by our students and member of the leadership team. The tour will take you around classrooms, you will be shown our facilities and will have the opportunity to ask questions about college life and what the college can offer your child.

Our Open Evening for 2024 Admissions - Wednesday 27th September 2023

Taking place between 3.30pm - 6.30pm. 

All families are welcome to visit us without pre-booking. 

Our Open Morning Programme for 2024 Admissions 

During our open mornings, prospective families and students can come and look around our college, see lessons in action and look at our facilities.

Our Open Morning dates are: 

  • Tuesday, 10th October 2023 - FULLY BOOKED 
  • Thursday, 12th October 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday, 17th October 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday, 19th October 2023 - FULLY BOOKED

The event starts promptly at 10.10am with a welcome from Mr. Downes - Headteacher and Mr. Harrison - Learning Director for Key Stage 3.  Families will then have an opportunity to tour the school escorted by our Student Ambassadors, returning to the hall for a Q&A session with Mr. Downes and Mr. Harrison.  The event will end at 11.30am.

We ask all families who are booked for one of our Open Mornings to arrive at reception at 10.00am to sign in.   

We look forward to the opportunity to introduce ourselves personally to you soon.  


We invite families who have attended our Open Event programme to provide us with feedback.  

Open Event Feedback Form 

Apply Online

You can apply online for Rye College.

Applications close on 31st October.

Click here to apply online.


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