"A grounded and inclusive small class environment committed to personal development, which promotes academic and creative excellence, with a nurturing and informal approach to education."
RIC aims to give students an enjoyable and successful experience of school in an international, creative and inclusive environment with small classes and high-quality teaching and pastoral care. The focus is on examination success and preparation for university in a flexible, 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 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.
Statement of Boarding Principles
Our aim in the boarding is that all students are well supported to live in an international environment where the informality of a College is combined with supervision appropriate to the age of the students.
We understand that our boarding students are often far away from home and our aim is to ensure that they:
• Live and learn in a safe and secure environment
• Thrive in a caring atmosphere
• Have clean and comfortable accommodation
• Are well fed
• Are able to talk to a member of staff or an independent contact about any issue or concern
• Receive as much attention as they need
• Are happy and well looked after
• Have the opportunity to express their wishes
• Are respected