About Chelsea Independent College

Chelsea Independent College is a leading London sixth form offering A-level and retake courses, an International foundation year, as well as a full GCSE programme. The college is located in stunning modern facilities, which used to form an Art Gallery used by the auctioneers Christies. Our neighbours and namesakes Chelsea Football club occupy facilities directly opposite to the college buildings.

The environment

We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly environment, with a warm family feel. Our tutors are selected not just for their considerable academic ability but also for their ability to relate to young people. The college also organises a full range of extra-curricular activities including sports and overseas trips. Our aim is to allow students to learn and prosper in a highly supportive and above all enjoyable environment.


The college accepts students for GCSE, and A Level courses over the traditional two years as well as taking students for one year intensive courses at both levels. Students can also join us in the Upper Sixth for A2 courses. There are no restrictions on the combination of subjects which students may take and we offer 30 subjects at A Level. We will of course give students the best advice when it comes to planning their academic portfolio in order to help them make appropriate choices for university and their subsequent careers.

We also offer an NCUK International Foundation Year focusing on Maths and Science pathways. This course provides International students access to top Russell Group universities with a 1-year course.

Students can also resit their courses at the college. The college offers both GCSE and A-level retakes as well as a short A-level retake course.

Full boarding available

Did you know that we offer full boarding in the heart of London? Our premium facilities include:

  • 69 rooms, single and twin, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • Live in supervisors available 24 hours a day to ensure students welfare and safety
  • High speed internet access throughout the building
  • Meals provided 3 times a day
  • Free use of laundry facilities
  • Secure access for CIC students only using electronic swipe key
  • CCTV coverage in all public areas

The short travelling times using London’s outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class quickly and easily any time of day.

Tuition Fees : Average £23,500 per year
Type of school : Boarding School
Location : London / England
Size : 240 students
Academic, artistic and sporting extra-curriculum activities
Airport service
Dining hall
Intensive 1-year A levels
Intensive 1-year GCSE
International foundation programme
Resident Houseparents
Resident nurse
Science laboratories
Sixth form
Special diets