About Us

Welcome to Rye School of English!

Meet our team

Hello! My name is Julie Wren and I, along with my husband Dr Timothy Wren, founded Rye School of English in 2012, with the dream of providing the very best in English language, Literature tuition and home stay.

BA (History and English Literature; 2.1); Certificate in Teaching, Diploma in TESOL (from Canterbury Christ Church):
I am a fully qualified, and experienced, English Language, English Literature, and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) teacher. I have had over-thirty years of teaching and tutoring experience at: private, comprehensive schools, Summer Schools and home tuition.  Experienced, and teaching, KS1 and KS2 (including the 11+) in English Language, Literature and Verbal Reasoning. Experienced and teaching: KS3 to GCSE – English Language, Literature, Media Studies and History.  AS & A2 levels: English Language and Literature. EFL English to children and adults of a wide variety of nationalities.

Timothy is a Doctor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics.  BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhil, CEng, CMath, MIET (Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology), MIEEE (Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Eur Ing (Member of the Institute of European Engineers).  He has taught and prepared students, for over twenty years, for:  GCSE, A levels, prepared students for university entrance;  and assisted University Final Year students’ Projects.

Helen Walton studied Mathematics to degree level.  She has been teaching for five years and prepares students: KS1, Kent Exams, GCSE A’ Levels and Further Mathematics. All her students have achieved higher examination levels.

Our school was born, grown and remains at our family home – a beautiful eighteenth century farmhouse, situated in the lovely Kent countryside.  

We teach in our converted stables using computers, authentic materials and many appropriate teaching books.

Residential students eat, sleep and learn in our home alongside myself and my family, immersing themselves amongst native English speakers and authentic English culture.

Since our inception we have welcomed, and taught in-person, UK students from London, Kent and Sussex. Also our online students from far away as:  Turkey, Japan, India, Sri-Lanka, Europe and Asia. As our school continues to grow and improve, we look forward to welcoming many more.

We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our students and helping them achieve their English Language, Literature, and Mathematics goals; and in the process have gained friends from the UK and from around the world.

Please explore our website to find out more about us and what we offer. Alternatively, contact us to receive a personal response from myself.

Welcome to Rye School of English!

Julie and Dr Timothy Wren,


Click below to enquire or call us on 01580 243210

What some of our former pupils think….

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What Will You Study?

We offer friendly teaching for students in the UK and from all over the world. Tuition is available for Primary, Secondary and A-Level students.

Also, preparation for all exams: IELTS; TOEFL; BULATS; Trinity ESOL; Cambridge English (PET to Advanced).

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Our Location

Rye School of English is perfectly situated in the peaceful ‘Garden of England’ Kent countryside, yet within excellent proximity to all the amenities the South East of England has to offer.

Our school is located in a peaceful 18th century farmhouse, surrounded by woodland and countryside. We are five minutes from the perfect English market town of Tenterden – known as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ – which has many excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops.

Staff Qualifications

Julie Wren qualifications: Degree in English Literature and History
Certificate in Education (City & Guilds)

Teaching qualifications: TESOL teacher (Diploma in TESOL from Canterbury Christ Church). 

Helen’s qualifications: Five A2 levels: Mathematic, Further Mathematic, Law, Economics, English Literature. BSc degree in Mathematic.

Timothy Wren: Dr of Engineering and Applied Mathematics.Eur Ing Dr Timothy J Wren BSc (Hons) MSc DPhil CEng CMath MIET MIMA MIEEE.

Other ways you can learn with us…

We offer three ways you can learn that offer you the flexibility to choose which approach suits you: personal teaching, online teaching and residential teaching.

Not sure which is for you? Then call us for a chat about your requirements on 01580 243210

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In-Person Teaching

We offer one to one lessons or in small groups; whatever is best for you, or your pocket. Catering English to foreign students from elementary to advanced and preparation for exams.

young boy studying

Online Teaching

Online tuition accessed through our website using Zoom. Preparation for all exams: IELTS; TOEFL; BULATS; Trinity ESOL; Cambridge English (PET to Advanced). This is an affordable and practical alternative to class based learning.


Residential Teaching

Residential teaching with Julie and Tim in our own home. Come and stay with us, Tim and Julie. This is the best way to learn English – total immersion. You will be very surprised how your English language skills will improve and your confidence as well.

Rye School of English are proud to sponsor Bowler Crab Partnership

“Why Will?” the new production at Half House Farm