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Rochester Independent College

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        Rochester Independent College - Year 7 to Sixth Form

Twitter: @rochesterindcol

Instagram: @rochesterindcollege

To find more about the Sixth Form, please follow the link

Lizzie Bradshaw
“We never contemplated private education until we heard about RIC, then we were shown around & it has worked out very well for Lizzie. She’s really flourished at RIC, & that’s due to the ability & dedication of the teachers, as well as her own hard work.”
John and Helen Bradshaw


The whole procedure for entrance to secondary schools in Kent can be a difficult one for both children and their parents. Every year RIC students, whose primary schools told us they were unlucky not to have been offered grammar school places, finish after seven years here with confidence about the future, top A levels and places at some of the country’s top universities.

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Our only entrance qualifications in Year 7 are a willingness and ability to work hard and behave well. At RIC our Lower School offers children from the age of 11 a world of difference from traditional secondary schools and a chance for them to continue to grow in confidence, develop academically and mature as they have often done so well at primary school. Children’s needs are more clearly recognised and focused upon in a smaller school. In class sizes that average 8, relationships between teachers and children prosper. A smaller school size allows more opportunity for our teachers to work closely together and share information, as well as allowing us to provide an unparalleled level of feedback to parents. The curriculum offered is a full academic one with an additional focus on the creative arts.

The Good Schools Guide review quotes one RIC mother saying:
That playground talk, everyone wanting their child
to be in the top set, you don’t have that”
but makes the point that this lack of
“school gate competitiveness” and traditional
formality is not at the expense of academic results
or “artistic high flying”.


Open Events 2021

Lower School Virtual Open Morning: Saturday 6 March 10am - noon

Lockdown Lessons - for prospective year 7s. Free and open to all, no commitment necessary. Every Wednesday 2-3pm Starting 24 Feb.

Sixth form Virtual Open Evening - Thursday 4 March 6-8pm

Boarding and International Open Morning - Saturday 25 March 6-8pm


The Rochester Independent College Virtual Bookshelf

Please visit the virtual bookshelf at the following website to download all our Prospectuses and publications.



Please call 01634 828115
or email
for more information or to book a place.