Chelsea Independent College
Chelsea Independent College enjoys a reputation for being one of the leading independent sixth form colleges in London. We specialise in providing a wide range of GCSE, A-Level and Foundation courses, and have an excellent academic record with the majority of our students progressing to Russell Group or similar leading universities.
We successfully combine a challenging academic environment with student led extra-curricular programmes. We do this within a vibrant and welcoming community located in two modem buildings in fashionable Fulham.
Our stylish residences offer a home away from home for our boarders. We welcome students from all over the world who make a tremendously positive contribution to college life and help all our students foster values of global citizenship. Together, our staff and students create the unique character of the college and work with one another to ensure success not only in the exams but at university and beyond.
We have a strong focus on maximising our students’ performance and academic results. We achieve this by providing the following:
• A specifically tailored teaching programme.
• Small classes with an individual focus.
• Close monitoring of students’ academic progress.
• Regular exam practice with detailed feedback.
“The small class sizes at Chelsea really benefitted me. At my previous school, I was in a class of 30 students and it was really easy to get distracted. This is quite reflective in my results: I did really well here with my GCSEs, left to go to a different school and my grades dropped, so I returned to Chelsea and my grades improved.”
Andrew Porter – progressed to University of Bristol to read Economics
Entry to leading universities
For our sixth form students, we provide comprehensive assistance at every stage of the university application process. We help students to make informed choices to progress to the best and most appropriate universities and degrees for their subject interests. In 2015, 64% of our students progressed to Russell Group universities, the UK’s top 20 ranked institutions or medical schools, and 50% progressed to world-ranked institutions.
We place high importance on our personal approach to the care and support of our students. Every student is assigned a personal dedicated tutor and the college nurse is on hand to give advice regarding heath and emotional well-being. We believe that students develop most successfully if they feel part of a community. We achieve this by creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect amongst all our students and staff.
The college offers a wide range of sports and activities. We run a flexible extra-curricular programme which is influenced by the interests and demands of our students. This year, some of our clubs and societies include yoga club, drama society, a league champion football team and philosophy club. Our Student Council helps plan the college’s social activities including a Christmas carol concert, charity events and an end-of-year prom.
The next step
If you would like to visit the college or find out more information, please contact a member of our admissions team who will be happy to help.
Facts & Figures
Meet a selection of leading British schools, all with extensive experience of integrating European students into boarding life. Click on each school to find out more
Advice for your family
Talk with the sector’s top consultants about the best choices for your family and how to smooth the transition from Italy into the British system.
Charlotte Cavendish is Academic Director of Bonas MacFarlane. She has provided tuition and mentorship to influential families around the globe and prepared numerous candidates for successful entry into many of the leading independent schools. She also has extensive experience with students requiring learning support.
Following a decade as Principal of Davies Laing and Dick, in recent years Elizabeth Rickards has been advising European (particularly Italian) students and parents on UK university and school applications. She looks forward to meeting you at the forthcoming British Boarding Schools Show in Milan.