Rhys was educated at Framlingham College, Suffolk, where he studied History, English Literature, and Economics. He was a College Prefect i/c Co-Curricular, Secretary of the College Debating Society, and Chair of the College Charity Committee. He also was selected to take part in the John Locke Institute's Summer School.
Rhys is working as a Research Associate at Wild Search during his Gap Year and plans to read History at University. He enjoys performing arts, particularly musical theatre and plays rugby in London.