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Number of Students


% A*-C at A-Level


Ideal for

Flexible start dates

Rochester Independent College

Private Boarding School – Rochester , Kent

Located an hour's drive and under 40 minutes by train from central London, Rochester Independent College is a private, coeducational UK boarding school for students in years 7 to 13. The rigorous curriculum includes some 40 A-Level courses, 15 GCSE core subjects and an outstanding Sixth Form College; all taught in intimate classroom settings. Rochester Independent College attracts a select group of international students seeking entry into the world's best universities. While at Rochester Independent College, all non-native English learners benefit from the outstanding IELTS programme and renowned English, Mathematics, Science and Film Studies departments. The school consistently ranks as one of the top coed boarding schools in the country. In fact, many of its alumni have gone on to become successful doctors, dentists, journalists, filmmakers and artists. The school is a specialist in entry to medical school; this yeat 6 places were won at Oxford University, 2 at Exeter, 2 at Bristol University and one at UCL. 

Rochester Independent School is consistently ranked as a Top UK Co-Educational Boarding School and a Top UK Sixth Form College.  


Historically distinctive buildings are linked with award-winning wildlife gardens on 2 acres of grounds. There's a digitally creative department (Music Technology, Media Studies, Film Studies and Graphics) equipped with the latest Mac equipment as well as a 100-seat performance auditorium, a fitness suite and a games court. 

Sports and Arts

Fun activities include cinema, 10-Pin bowling, games nights, trampolining, football, swimming and fitness. Trips are regularly planned for London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon and Margate. 

Dormitories and Student Life

Student accommodation is located on the urban campus, so commuting from classes to boarding facilities is not required. All pupils are closely supervised by resident staff in a safe and secure environment. The dormitory facilities include single or twin (most e-suite), common rooms and study areas. Everyone has full access to the school's sports pitch, fitness centre, on-site cinema, art studios and the stunning gardens. 

Location: Rochester, Kent

Estimated start date: beginning of September - most students start with Rochester Independent School in September but the school is able to accept students on an on-going basis throughout the year

Estimated end date: end of June / beginning of July

Eligibility: The school will look at the last two school reports and qualifications. Each application is considered on its own individual merit. 

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students


Year Groups Accepted


Teacher/Student Ratio


Ideal for

Flexible start dates

ESL Programs


IB Programs


School Uniform


Religious Affiliation


% A*-C at A-Level


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Year Established


Academic Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classic Civilisation
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Textiles
  • Government and Politics
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Art History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Physical Education
  • Statistics
  • Drama


  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Field Trips

School Location

Partial List of University Acceptances

Exeter, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cambridge and Reading. 

Closest International Airport: London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR)