“Fortnightly tutor meetings ensure boarders receive excellent support, both academically and personally. Additional academic support is provided outside of the classroom and boarders can receive this in small groups or individually. There are many areas around the campus where boarders can conduct additional study without distraction.”
ofsted boarding inspection 2010
boarding that is a stepping stone between school and university
Up to 60 of the 275 students at the College board each year. Most are sixth formers and all are 16 or older, allowing for a more adult atmosphere than is possible in a traditional boarding school with younger children. Boarding at RIC combines the informality of a university hall of residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults. The emphasis is on providing a home from home in a comfortable, happy and fun environment. For international students boarding at RIC is an excellent way of learning about life in the UK before university.
a lively, international boarding community
Students board at Rochester for a number of reasons. They may be international students looking to study in the UK in order to gain entry to UK universities. We also welcome many British students from elsewhere in the UK or whose parents are in the armed forces or based overseas as expatriate workers. We never have large numbers of non native speakers of English from any one country in residence. As half of the residential community is new each year it’s easy to make new and interesting friends.
boarding that is secure and well supervised
All of RIC’s accommodation is on campus and students do not have to travel between teaching buildings and accommodation. Students are closely supervised, the site is totally secure and there are resident staff based in each of the buildings. As well as common rooms and study areas, boarding students have access to the College’s sports pitch, fitness centre, on site cinema, art studios and gardens.
a talented and inspiring boarding staff
A dedicated boarding team is in residence. There are also academic tutors living in each of the halls to provide care, supervision and expert homework help in the evenings! Boarders are supported by the College nurse and a team of Personal Tutors.
boarding that is celebrated by ofsted
Key findings of the 2010 Ofsted report on RIC’s boarding provision include:
• Helping children to be healthy – outstanding
• Helping children achieve well and enjoy what they do – outstanding
• Helping children make a positive contribution – outstanding
• Achieving economic wellbeing – outstanding
• Promotion of equality and diversity – outstanding