Your Guide to Joining Rye College


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 student to grow and flourish in our care, for students to feel safe and have space to learn. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit local community college where students are known as individuals and where their talents are nurtured and are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards.  

This is an exciting time for Rye College; we believe your child will benefit enormously from our shared ambition to excel. We are proud of the positive reputation we have for supporting students in realising their potential and going on to lead fruitful and productive lives.  

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

Our Headteacher Speech September 2023

Our Prospectus 

Read our prospectus 

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 Us - Our Open Event Programme for 2025 Admissions 

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.

Year 5 Open Mornings 

We are holding two Year 5 Open Mornings on Tuesday 4th June and Thursday 6th June 2024.  

Our Year 5 Open Morning agenda is as follows: 

  • 10.00 – Please arrive promptly at reception to sign in. 

  • 10.10 - Welcome by our Head Teacher and introduction to our curriculum and Rye Advance Programme from members of the Senior Leadership Team.  

  • 10.30 – 11.00 - Tour of our school in small groups led by our Student Leaders. 

  • 11.00 – 11.30 - Discover more about our values, standards and support, with opportunities to ask any questions of our Senior Leadership team. 

Please note Tuesday 4th June is now fully booked.

To book a place on Thursday 6th June please click here

Please note, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and are restricted to a party size of four.   

A member of our team will email you to confirm your place.  Please book early to avoid disappointment and inform us, if you can no longer make the appointment ( so we can offer your place to other families.    

We will publish our bookable October Open Morning dates shortly. 

Open Evening September 2024

Our Open Evening for 2025 admissions will be taking place on Wednesday, 25th September 2024  between 3.30pm and 6.30pm giving you the opportunity to tour the school, speak to our team and students and get involved in the fun activities taking place around school. There is no need to book, please drop in. Our car park is available for all families to use

Click here for In Year Admissions 

Apply Online

You can apply online for Rye College.

Applications close on 31st October.

Click here to apply online.


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