Rikkyo School was founded in 1972. It is situated in extensive beautifully landscaped grounds on a wooded hilltop in Sussex, commanding magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Rikkyo School is perhaps the oldest Japanese boarding school in Europe.
28 03 2020
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, we will be closing the school until furthe…
07 02 2020
Homestay Hosts Wanted
Every year, for the May half term week and at other times during the year, we gi…
07 02 2020
Staff Vacancy – Domestic Cleaner 20 hours per week, term time only.
Applications are invited to join our busy domestic team. Previous experience of …
08 01 2020
A whole-term study at Collyer’s College, Horsham 〈Student’s Report 3 〉
Here is the final report from the last student of the three who took part in the…
06 01 2020
A whole-term study at Collyer’s College, Horsham 〈Student’s Report 2 〉
We have had another student's final report about a whole-term study at Collyer's…
29 12 2019
A whole-term study at Collyer’s College, Horsham 〈Student’s Report 1 〉
We had three girls going to Collyer's College, Horsham, this whole term. They ha…
23 12 2019
Christmas message from our Headmaster
This year has seen increased attention on Japan with the Rugby World Cup and the…
20 11 2019
Weald School Visit
Weald School and Rikkyo School have been partner schools since 2018. We visited…
19 11 2019
Rikkyo / RGS Joint Production – From Alice to Arisu
Earlier this year the Rikkyo School, England and the Royal Grammar School, Guil…
When the School first opened there were only 19 Primary students. Classrooms, dormitories, dining room, chapel and staff room were all accommodated in the magnificent Pallinghurst House, built in 1902 by a banking family. The Middle School was inaugurated in 1973. Following the approval by the Japanese Ministry of Education as an overseas school in 1975, the School was able to inaugurate the High School which enabled Rikkyo to educate students from 10 years to 18 years old. Thus it was that a modern co-educational boarding school for Japanese children came into being. The School has grown steadily through the years and many facilities have been added.
This is based on the Japanese National Curriculum. In addition, students all follow a GCSE Science course, studying Chemistry, Physics and Biology. In the English Communication lessons students are focusing on speaking and listening, and have a number of opportunities to communicate with local English students and local people.
IGCSE SCIENCE COURSE
A basic knowledge of the Sciences in the English language is an asset for any ambitious young person. The School prides itself that it is able to offer a two-year course of study in English leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in Biology and Chemistry. Students start on the course on entry into year 3 of Middle School. Assessment is by written examination at the end of the course and by practical assignments during the course.
EC (English Communication)
The numbers in the English classes are small, which has proved beneficial in language learning. The students have four lessons a week with qualified native teachers. The aim of these lessons is to enable all students to develop to their full potential their skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading in a hard working and pleasant atmosphere.
Every term all students have the opportunity to visit local towns with many shops and facilities. It gives the pupils the chance to put their English into action and to speak to residents and shoppers in the towns.They carry out a mini survey and ask passers-by about their reason for their trip to the town and how they travelled there that day.
- 1st term starts on 19 Apr. 2020
- Half term starts on 23 May 2020
- Half term ends on 31 May 2020
- 1st term ends on 4 Jul. 2020
- 2nd term starts on 5 Sep.2020
- Half term starts on 9 Oct. 2020
- Half term ends on 18 Oct. 2020
- 2nd term ends on 5 Dec.2020
- 3rd term starts on 9 Jan. 2021
- Half term starts on 6 Feb. 2021
- Half term ends on 9 Feb. 2021
- 3rd term ends on 13 Mar. 2021
Rikkyo School is very conveniently situated, being within easy reach of London. There is a frequent train service from Guildford to Waterloo which takes 35mins. Road communications from London are excellent with the journey taking an average 75 mins. Heathrow International Airport is easily accessible by road. The journey takes about 1 hour.