Rochester Independent College
Medway, United Kingdom
About Rochester Independent College
Rochester Independent College is a fee-paying co-educational secondary with sixth form in Medway. There are 330 pupils on the school roll with 105 boarders. The college opened in 1984. The school’s mascot is the Flying Pig. The town of Rochester is located 30 miles away from London. The school operates minibus services across Kent. There is no uniform at the school, and teachers are addressed by their first names.
RIC aims to give students an enjoyable and successful experience of school in an international environment with small classes and high quality teaching and pastoral care.
The focus is on examination success and preparation for university in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere.
We encourage students to search for their own answers, to voice their opinions, to think critically, creatively and independently. We value academic and creative achievements equally.
Our only entrance qualifications are an honest determination to work hard and behave well.
We aim for students to leave us not only with good examination results but also with enthusiasm for the future and new confidence about themselves and their education.
The college ethos is designed to foster respect, challenge prejudice and develop an imaginative and informed attitude.
The college aims to play a role in the local community with a particular emphasis on the arts and the environment and to support the growth, welfare and development of its staff.
“Students’ personal development is excellent. Students relate exceptionally well to one another. They are aware of the impact of their actions on others and show high levels of self-control. They are courteous and appreciate the support they receive from their teachers. Behaviour is excellent.”