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. We regularly place students at Medical School and our art students win places at universities such as UAL’s Central St Martins and UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art. 

RIC won the ISA national award for excellence and innovation in Fine Arts in 2021.

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“We enrolled our children 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.” 

Guardian of twins studying at RIC. 


“The relaxed setting of the school has allowed our 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.”

Mother of Year 13 boarder studying A-Levels

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Enquire about: Rochester Independent College
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HeadMr Alistair Brownlow
School TypeSixth Form College
Senior Age Range11 - 21
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£13,600.00 per term
Forces DiscountNo
Total Students360
Youngest Boarder13
Senior Boarders133
Int'l Students125
Closest Airport 1Gatwick (70km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (105km)