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( Log Out /  The school also raised money for St Saviour’s Church where the girls danced and sang, while in 1926, a school fete, featuring a sale of work, dancing and solos by the misses Barbara Crusoe, Margaret Saul and Joyce Moss-Mundell, raised £120 for the new chapel. 307409 whose registered office is Ryde School, 7 Queen's Road. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In 1999, a shield was dedicated to May Stacey, who worked on the domestic side of the school for 44 years with close association with the founding family and boarding, awarded annually to pupil(s) in forms 1 to 5 for contributing most to doing good for others. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The school's current facilities include a shooting range (.22) used by the CCF (Combined Cadet Force), three sports pitches for rugby, football, cricket and hockey, a sports hall, gym and table tennis area.

It was well named as it stood above Shanklin’s best-known beauty spot, the Chine. Upper Chitral. This got me thinking that it couldn’t have always been a school.

Community. This was the stuff of Mallory Towers, midnight adventures in the dorm. I have opened the page to all the girls who were worse in the school and who might have moments or pictures to share The chapel has recently been repaired and renovated. The Bembridge Building, the award-winning art and design centre that reflects Westmont through its glass panels, combines contemporary architecture with eco- friendly sustainability. Isle of Wight. Interesting article, Jan, and interesting photo you unearthed. One can’t underestimate the importance of schooling. [13] In 2014, the school celebrated the centenary of Upper Chine School and will celebrate the same for Ryde School in 2021. The Fourth International Quizlimbo was held on 11 March 2015 and current World champions are KWTY with 180, a new World record. We had school dinners, free milk and went home each night. Community. In one, Brogan Percy achieved a Bronze Medal at the World Island Youth Games. A number of the rooms were converted into classrooms and laboratories. It was living with the Gypsies which offered an escape from that ‘lucky’ life the american lady claimed I had lived in the boarding school,games obsessed anti-intellectual prison. Ryde School with Upper Chine is a company limited by Guarantee. When you are young, whatever was there before you were born has always been there and you expect that it will continue to be so. Nonprofit Organization. Publications at the school include a weekly and termly newsletter with updates on Facebook, Twitter and the school website. Only girls attended, wearing unflattering mid blue uniforms – with hats – and they didn’t go home at night. Thank you for the suggestion. Molly announced that she had had a “ripping time.”. In 2015 Isle of Wight Council authorised Ryde School with Listed Building Consent and planning permission to alter 16/17 Lind Street in Ryde to provide a new boarding house for sixth formers, "Spinnaker House".

I thought it was a beautiful place. War soon intervened and in December 1915 the Army and Navy Gazette announced that at Upper Chine, “The Daughters of Officers,  Military, and Naval, received at greatly reduced fees.”. [10], On 16 September 2011, the school hosted BBC Radio 4 Any Questions live with chairman Jonathan Dimbleby and panellists Hilary Benn, Simon Heffer, Chris Huhne, Sally Hunt and Victoria Wakely. I went to this school in 1971 till 1978. In 1922 a performance of the ballet Wooing of the Rose, produced by Miss Muriel Miles supported the Waifs and Strays Society.

[7][8] In September 2002 at Speech Day, the headmaster Dr England paid tribute to him and confided that Roy McIsaac would have been delighted with the best A Level results that the school had ever achieved. Ryde. Ryde. A new glass building was designed by Walters and Cohen including new teaching facilities for art, design and technology and ICT, a reception and a new dining area and kitchens, relocated from Westmont, alongside alterations to existing buildings, including library and study facilities for the sixth form in Westmont and modern languages moving to art, design and technology, and changes to the site. The grounds around the chine were beautiful and Shanklin was a lovely little town (although we were only allowed out once a week in groups!). Upper Chine sat among trees along Church Road, the church being St Blasius, although the school had its own chapel.

The school has been given conditional planning permission for demolition of old huts to be replaced with new accommodation blocks, which are close by Bembridge School Chapel. The case went to court and it was decided that the letters were not malicious but that Molly had been expelled without reasonable cause. Among the school's former pupils are the author Philip Norman and the former world-record holder as the youngest cross-Atlantic yachtsman, Seb Clover. Recently an American born academic who has lived in the UK for years shouted at me that I was SO LUCKY to go to Upper chine claiming I would never have got to Oxford.

Camera/Photo . As part of its report, it gave a positive write-up to Bembridge Boarding Campus with its friendly atmosphere and many opportunities for recreational activities.[20]. Among the school's former pupils are the author Philip Norman and the former world-record holder as the youngest cross-Atlantic yachtsman, Seb Clover. She felt that her experience at Upper  Chine gave her an “English reticence.”   Jane Birken also attended, finding the experience “horrid,” while Judith Okely felt that she had been scarred for life, comparing it unfavourably to Alcatraz. Upper Chine School has 673 members. The school purchased 11 and 15 Queens Road and then sought planning permission to demolish them in 2008 and 2009. A study of Islands and Britishness convinced Jodie Matthews that: “The girls’ school prepared its inmates for relative powerless within male-dominated privilege.”  Perhaps Shanklin C of E School wasn’t such a bad deal, after all.

Owing to increased numbers of pupils, extra buildings were purchased, as well as an extension to Hanover House, within a year of opening. English, Modern Languages, Excellent Music, Drawing, Painting, Physical Culture, Special Games Mistress, Cycling, Riding. status. I never bothered to find out what the boys thought although now, it would be interesting to know. No: 432077 and a Registered Charity No. Happily, I really benefitted from a sixth form in Sandown Grammar School. In 2001, the school were local winners, Hampshire finalists and product design winners in Young Enterprise.

In September 1972, the school's headmaster, Keith Symons, admitted the first girls into the sixth form. 307409 whose registered office is Ryde School, 7 Queen's Road. 307409 whose registered office is Ryde School, 7 Queen's Road.

she claimed to have read my articles on that school. Hate is too strong a word but the Upper Chine girls were alien, living in a world that we hadn’t experienced. Ryde School is both a limited company and charity. The school was opened by the Mayor of Ryde with 46 day boys, who were put into three houses, Britons, Celts and Romans. It is a geographical phenomenon peculiar to the South Coast and the Isle of Wight. Upper Chine School for young Ladies.. Shanklin. After two refusals, the application was approved on appeal. In 1978, the school was involved in the National Trust Isle of Wight Youth Group, volunteering at the restoration of The Needles Batteries, owned by the National Trust and were introduced to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at the official opening of Needles Old Battery in 1982.[23]. The 2012 pass rates for the school were 96% 5+ A*-C including English and Maths with 52% at A* to A for GCSE and 100% pass rate with 91% A* to C and 42% A* to A for A Level.[14][15][16].

All for £100 per annum, A similar school already existed in Folkestone. [18] In Autumn 2011, the Earl of Wessex officially opened Bembridge Building and Wessex Quadrangle. Ah, I suspect its history is very mundane, although now you mention it, it is a piece of social history.

Memorials to their work stand in the Chine. Junior and Senior school pupils compete in house events including song, debating, quizzes and sports, as well as fundraising. The latest additions to the school are the Sixth Form boarding house, Spinnaker House, in Lind Street, purchased in 2015 and the newly opened Millfield Boarding House in Queen's Road, adjacent to the School, opening in January 2020.

Did I miss out by having a state-funded education? It was well named as it stood above Shanklin’s best-known beauty spot, the Chine.

In 2002, the school won in all three categories at the Isle of Wight final for Rotary Youth Speaks Competition and the intermediates came second in the district final. Intersting history, but wonder why you a present the history of a school you did not attend.

The Upper Chine Old Girls' Association[3] continue to operate, as does The Old Rydeians' Association. School. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The music department, located in Oxford Lodge in West Street, provides instrumental lessons and runs orchestra, bands and singers.

Still grateful for those two years. ( Log Out /  "A Torch Was Lit" published by Ryde School in 1966, Authors: Roy McIsaac and Geoffrey Coombes, Dovecote Press. A few years later, Nicholas Percy is shown as having continued to excel at specific Field Events, in particular Discus.*[22]. [17] On the site, New House is classified as a listed building. [24], Independent school in Ryde, Isle of Wight , United Kingdom. I did indeed see it as Alcatraz. In May 1929 Miss Damon, the headmistress, received some very unwelcome attention. A further senior boarding house is currently being built in the grounds of the School to open in 2021 at which point all boarding will be on or around the main campus in Ryde and those resident at our third house, Bembridge Boarding Campus, will move to Millfield.

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