Rochester Independent College in the County of Kent, just east of London, is a progressive alternative to conventional secondary education with a happily distinctive ethos. Accepting day students from the age of 11, and boarders from 16, the focus is on examination success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations.
The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school. About 60 of the College's 200 students are boarders. Our Halls combine the informality of a university residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults. The College offers students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence and acts as a stepping stone between school and university.
Students who are 15 are considered if their 16th birthday falls within the first half term of the academic year. College accommodation is in either single or double rooms. All rooms have a direct telephone and internet connection.
Rochester Independent College is accredited by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) and a member of the Independent Schools Association.
- Co-educational Day Programs (Ages 11 and up)
- Full Boarding Program (Ages 16 and up)
- One or two year A-level courses in sixth form
- GCSE courses in the Lower School
- English as a Foreign Language (ESL)
- Visual and Creative Art courses
2. St. Paul's School, London
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Situated in the London Borough of Brent in northwest London, St Paul’s is an independent school offering an outstanding, all-round education for gifted boys ages 13-18, with day programmes for boys from Year 9-13, and boarding facilities available for boys of 16+ (Year 11 upwards). The School has a strong academic tradition to which staff are committed.Boarding has always been part of the school's provision and continues to play an important role here for many families. We offer full, weekly and flexi boarding options.
As well as accommodating boys for whom the daily commute to this part of London would be impractical, we have a number of boys whose parents have relocated abroad or to other parts of the UK.
At St. Paul's, we believe a good education must also develop character and a sense of values, and must strike the right balance between the intellectual, physical and spiritual. With this aim in view, we offer extensive sporting facilities and a wide range of extra-curricular activities to cater for each individual pupil.
- Boarding Programs for boys 16+ (year 11 upwards)
- Full boarding (including weekends) and flexi-boarding options
- Day Programs for boys in year 9-13
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
Core subjects include:
- English Literature
- French / German / Spanish...
3. Dulwich College, London
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Dulwich College is an academically selective independent boarding and day school for boys located in Dulwich, which lies south of the City of London only six miles from the River Thames. Our boys are aged between 11 and 18, and generally in the top 15 percent of the national academic range. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and have diverse interests which enrich the life of the College.
Almost all students proceed to university, with about a sixth being accepted into Oxbridge or top American universities. Boarding at Dulwich is truly international, with boys coming from all over the world, and this adds to a cultural atmosphere of tolerance and intellectual curiosity.
We also cater for the busy London parents who like to have their sons home at the weekends. There are three boarding houses at Dulwich, all close to the campus. Each house has a housemaster who is resident with his family. The College benefits from historic buildings in a delightful environment; it has a distinguished tradition of inspired teaching and genuine scholarship. We seek to build on this to achieve our aim and so help current and future generations of Alleynians to be well prepared for life.
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