Rochester Independent College

Our unique campus and friendly staff make the College feel more like a home than a school. There is no uniform and everybody is on first-name terms. However, that doesn’t stop us from being in the top 2% of schools in the UK for student progress at A-Level.

“It’s place for individuals. The campus is as unique as the school. The students are a strikingly nice bunch and there’s a lovely air of tolerance and warmth.”

We prepare our students for success: their hard work, leading to first-class results means that they win places at a range of top universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Exeter, UCL and Bristol. In 2020 we placed 9 students at Medical School and our art students regularly win places at universities such as UAL’s Central St Martins and UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art.

“The relaxed setting of the school has allowed the children to mature and transition seamlessly into adulthood. Education is taken very seriously and the children are encouraged to be the best version of themselves.” Tabitha Kwajafa, Mother of Daniel, Year 13 boarder studying A-Levels.

“We enrolled Taiwo & Kehinde in hopes of them excelling in their studies, and learning life skills to enable them to prosper in the next chapter of their lives. Rochester school did this and more. We felt comfortable entrusting the boys in their care and were proud when they granted admission into their universities of choice. A truly great establishment that we highly recommend.” Kemi Bello-Basibo, Guardian of twins Taiwo and Kehinde.

“Having come from a large school in Dubai where the teaching, for the most part, felt very impersonal and uncaring; the teaching at RIC has been fantastic. Small class sizes make things much more personal and it is much easier to address any problems with course content. When I first arrived, I was incredibly worried about how my time here would unfold. I’d never been to a boarding school, having grown up in Italy and the UAE. However, all of my fears were completely unjustified as the boarding staff are a very friendly team and they instantly make you feel comfortable. Overall my experience as a boarder has been a truly positive one and I would recommend Rochester Independent College to any local or international students.” Eric Charles, former RIC student. Now at Reading University studying Law.

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Enquire about: Rochester Independent College
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HeadMr Alistair Brownlow
School TypeSenior co-education school
Senior Age Range11 - 21
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Snr Boarding Fees£11,550.00 per term
Sixth Form£13,000.00 per term
Forces DiscountNo
Total Students345
Youngest Boarder15
Senior Boarders105
Int'l Students75
Closest Airport 1Gatwick (70km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (105km)
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