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Rye College

Rye College
The Grove

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TN31 7NQ

Coordinates50°57′18″N 0°43′55″E / 50.955°N 0.732°E / 50.955; 0.732
MottoCreating Bright Futures for All
Religious affiliation(s)None
FounderSir Thomas Peacocke
Department for Education URN138624 Tables
Executive HeadteacherMr Barry Blakelock
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)Peacock Blue, Ivory, Black

Rye College, formerly known as Thomas Peacocke Community College, is a coeducational secondary school with academy status,[1] located in Rye, East Sussex, England.[2]


The Old Rye Grammar School

The school developed from earlier schools in Rye such as Rye Grammar School which was founded by Sir Thomas Peacocke in 1636.[clarification needed] It became a comprehensive school in (or before) 1969.[citation needed]

Ofsted judgement and academic performance

The school was judged Good by Ofsted in 2023.[3] Performance at GCSE in 2017 was average compared to national results, based on the Progress 8 measure.[4]

Future plans

As of December 2017, the plan is for Rye Studio School to merge with Rye College in September 2018.[5]

Notable former pupils

Of Thomas Peacocke Community College:

Of Rye Grammar School:


  1. ^ "Rye College". BBC. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Rye College". East Sussex County Council. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Rye College". Ofsted. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Rye College". Find and compare schools in England. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ Pearce, Janet. "Monitoring inspection visit to Rye Studio School" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Boshoff, Alison (5 June 2004). "WALRUSGUMBOOT'S ARCHIVED NEWS: Reluctant McCartney's life as a recluse". Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
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