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Private Secondary School in Kent, UK

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Are you searching for a quality secondary school in Kent, UK? Rochester Independent College (RIC) is situated in the Medway Towns in the County of Kent, only 35 minutes south-east of London.

We aim to provide an alternative to a conventional secondary school or sixth form college, offering GCSE courses and A level courses to British and international students.

Established in 1984, we accept day students from the age of 11. Boarding is available for A-level students and Year 11 students on GCSE courses who are aged 16 or older.

Location and Facilities:


The Rochester Independent College campus is home to a conference centre, an observatory with a telescope for star-gazing, a fitness centre and a peaceful landscaped garden. 

The College has two cinema rooms equipped with state of the art digital projection facilities and surround sound and five fully equipped Science laboratories.

The College has first class ICT facilities with over 120 onsite computers for student use, all linked to the College network.

Students are encouraged to use the College’s intranet where each subject tutor has archived materials, online lessons, resources, self tests and web links.

School / Office Address: Star Hill, Rochester, Kent
England ME1 1XF
Email: Contact Us


Directions / Instructions:

The College is only a two minute walk from Rochester Station or a short taxi ride from Chatham Station, both on the main London-Dover train line. Fast trains from London Victoria take only 45 minutes. For road travel, both the M2 and M20 motorways pass close to Rochester.

The major airports are within easy reach, Gatwick being only one hour and Heathrow one and a half hour away by road. Airport pick ups are arranged at the beginning and end of each term by the College.

The Eurostar terminal at Ashford with its direct links to Paris and Brussels is also only 30 miles away. Again, transport to and from the College is easily arranged.

Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-01-15 were from:

Reutlingen, Germany; Nigeria / England, Nigeria; lagrange, USA; Stirling, Sweden; saint louis, USA; Cairo, Egypt; Pinner; Iran; Harare, Zimbabwe; and more.