Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery

We aim to fulfil your child's unique potential and to exceed your expectations. Our Catholic school welcomes families from all denominations; we believe that every child benefits from our loving care and Christian values. Recent 'Outstanding' Ofsted & ISI Inspection reports and excellent Key Stage 2 SATs results ensure that we are ranked in the top echelon of preparatory schools nationally.

Rydes Hill House
Aldershot Road

+44 (0)1483 563160

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ISC associations: IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls (some boys)

Size: 146

Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery fees:

Day fees per term:
£390 to £4,662

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
936 / 6049

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 7 (38)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 11 (108)

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Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery is a small, single form, prep school which offers a range of means-tested bursaries.  The School has no endowments and bursaries are wholly funded from fee income, excluding Nursery income.  

Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to the School’s ability to fund these within the context of what is viable within its overall budget. At present this is 6% of the main School fee income.  Awards are made at any level up to and including, in exceptional circumstances, 100% fee remission. 

At present, two pupils receive a 100% bursary, two 75%, one 70%, two 60%, two 50%, one 40% and one 25%, worth £76,300.

All applications for the following academic year must be submitted by the first week in January.  

Pre-Admission Bursaries: The assessment will be made on the basis of what parents can afford so that, assuming no changes in circumstances, the amount payable by parents remains constant (except for the annual percentage increase in fees, if any) throughout the pupil’s time at Rydes Hill  including when moving from one fee band to the next.  An application form will still need to be completed annually so that the School can be assured that the recipient’s financial circumstances have not changed.

Post-Admission Bursaries: are awarded for one academic year only and no awards or forecasts of future availability beyond the forthcoming academic year can be given.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies