Studying at Rochester Independent College combines academic rigour with a creative buzz.

There's no uniform and students and staff are on first name terms. Accepting day students from the age of 11 and boarders from 15, the average class size is 8.


Our difference

Students enjoy being here and are treated as young adults. Our teachers have masses of expertise and experience and really get teenagers. It’s a place for individuals and a real alternative to traditional schools.

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Study with us

We encourage our students to voice their opinions, to think critically, creatively and independently. They leave not only with excellent examination results but with enthusiasm for the future and new confidence about themselves and their education.

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Next steps

RIC interviews are a chance to explore your education, including things that haven’t worked out as planned. Routes forward may look different for every student who joins us. A small school allows this flexibility.

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