Chelsea Independent College: London, UK

London, United Kingdom

Chelsea Independent College: London, UK

Price Range ₤ 40,000 - 50,000 per annum


Located near King’s Road in West London, Chelsea Independent College is a leading private College that specialises in a range of GCSE, A-level and Foundation programmes for international students.

Nearest international airport: Heathrow (22km)

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 70 60 130
Day School: 60 55 115
Year of foundation: 2005
Some history:
Campus size and facilities: The modern College buildings are located in one of the most exclusive areas of London, and bordered by Kensington and Belgravia. The home ground of Chelsea Football Club is located a stone’s throw from the campus. Both buildings benefit from top of the range classrooms and laboratories, as well as private study areas and state of the art catering facilities. The boarding houses are located very centrally, and the short travelling times using London’s outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class quickly and easily any time of day.
Accreditations: BAC

Name of Director: Jenny Blaiklock

Address: 517-523 Fulham Rd, London

Tel: +44 (0)207 610 1114

Contact school: contact-us


Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

Application fee: £ 200

International application fee: £ 3000 deposit

Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: £11,534 - £15,150

Day school only cost: £7,700 - £8,900

Needs based aid: Offered

Percentage of students receiving some aid: 20%

Average aid awarded: 15%

Merit scholarschips:Offered

Percentage of students receiving merit scholarschips: 10%

Average merit scholarschip awarded: Up to 15%

About the school

Dorm Facilities:

We understand that moving away from your family can be stressful which is why we make sure that if you stay in our student accommodation you have everything you need to feel safe, comfortable and happy.

We offer boarding in two luxurious boarding houses in Fulham and Earl’s Court.

Facilities at both boarding houses include:

•Single and twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenette

•Live in supervisors available 24 hours a day to ensure students welfare and safety

•High speed internet access throughout the building

•All meals included

•Free use of laundry facilities

•Secure access for our students only using electronic swipe key

•CCTV coverage in all public areas

The boarding houses are located very centrally and the short travelling times using London’s outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class quickly and easily any time of day.

Fulham Palace Studios – for students aged 16+ on the first day of term


Fulham Palace Studios is located in exclusive South West London, only 10 minutes from the College and is equipped with electronic key cards, CCTV and a 24-hour staffed reception. Our Boarding Supervisors live in the residence with you to ensure that you receive a high level of support and pastoral care outside of the classroom.

Princess Beatrice House – for students aged under 16 on the first day of term

Princess Beatrice House is located in exclusive Kensington, less than 20 minutes from the College and is equipped with electronic key cards, CCTV and a 24-hour staffed reception. Our Boarding Supervisors live in the residence and will accompany our younger students to and from the college every day.

Dress code: Casual

Academic life

Number of teachers and their qualifications: Number of teachers and their qualifications: we employ 22 highly experienced teaching staff, over 50% of whom hold a degree from a Russell Group university

Student/teacher ratio: 9:1

Average class size: 7 (max 12; English lang classes max 15 students)

Social life & attractions


Chelsea Independent College in London, United Kingdom is a stone’s throw from King’s Road. King’s Road, synonymous with music and fashion since the 1960s and one of the world’s most trendy shopping streets is quite literally around the corner. It is brimming with independent clothes stores and boutiques belonging to both emerging and established designers as well as global fashion brands. Many world-renowned artists and writers have lived and worked in the area and The Saatchi Gallery, close to Sloane Square, hosts exhibitions of international contemporary art.

Places to visit around Chelsea and Fulham:

• Saatchi Gallery

• National Army Museum

• Royal Hospital, Chelsea

• Chelsea Physic Garden

• Carlyle’s House

• Oscar Wilde’s House

• Stamford Bridge - home of Chelsea Football Club

• Craven Cottage - home of Fulham Football Club

Student organizations:

At Chelsea Independent College, we recognise the importance of a broad educational experience with us. To cater for the interests of a diverse student body the College offers a wide range of activities both within the College timetable and outside. Opportunities to be involved in the wider life of the College include the Young Enterprise Scheme, social clubs including debating and chess, and various programmes to involve students in the wider community.

Sport and culture

Sport Facilities:

Sports at the college focus around Football, Basketball, Swimming and Tennis with students, along with the help of the Student Welfare Officer, setting up and running these clubs throughout the year.

Culture and arts:

An integral part of our social programme is the Student Council. Members are elected at the beginning of each academic year and meet regularly with the Principal to provide feedback on all aspects of college life. The council is also responsible for the organisation of the two main social events at the college: the Christmas and Summer Balls.

Extracurricular trips around London and overseas provide an excellent opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and make friends. We regularly visit London’s many museums and galleries including the Tate Modern, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum. Further afield recent college trips have included Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona.

Summer Programs

Academic Summer Programme

The Academic Summer Courses at Chelsea Independent College offer you the opportunity to explore your favourite subjects in more depth and gain practical experience in your chosen career field. At the same time you will improve your English and have fun exploring this great and most international of cities with other students from around the world.


You will be taught in small groups in a relaxed and collaborative environment, meet leading professionals, take part in interactive workshops and seminars and of course visit some of London’s incredible cultural and commercial attractions.

Courses include:

Art & Design - Visit a working art studio and take classes in Fine Art, Photography, Textiles or Graphics

Business & Finance - Learn how to trade on the stock exchange and compete in the class business challenge

Law, Politics & International Relations - Visit London’s highest criminal court: the Old Bailey and prosecute or defend in a classroom trial.

Medicine - Visit one of London’s major hospitals and learn what is required to win a place at medical school in the UK.

Why Should You Choose this School?

A message from the Principal:

Chelsea Independent College is an exciting place to study that offers an academic and yet informal environment, focusing on both knowledge acquisition and examination technique.

You can look forward to being taught by tutors who will inspire you to achieve excellent examination results and gain entrance to the top universities. However it’s equally important to us that you develop into a person who is the articulate, confident, with a strong sense of social responsibility, ready for university and the wider world.

We are keen to give you not just academic support but also the highest standard of pastoral care. As soon as you arrive at the college, you will meet your personal tutor, who will be the main point of contact for your parents and guardians, and all of my staff are looking forward very much to getting to know you.

We also offer a range of opportunities beyond the classroom, for example in music, drama, debating and sport, so you’ll be kept busy from the moment you arrive.

With very best wishes,

Dr Kevin Savage



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