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Chelsea Independent College takes very seriously its duty towards all its students who have been entrusted to its care and seeks to provide a College environment where all children are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to. All staff have a full and active part to play in protecting students from harm. We believe that our College should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. As a boarding college, Chelsea Independent College is aware of the increased vulnerability of students who live away from home. As a boarding college, Chelsea Independent College is aware of the increased vulnerability of students who live away from home. 

 Ms Dershna Patel

 Vice Principal, DSL


 Ms Daliya George



 Ms Sally Faulding



 Ms Paula Southam

 DSL for Boarding


 Mr Ben Rogers

 DSO for Boarding


If you cannot find the person you are looking for then please contact Main Reception on  +44 (0) 207 610 1114  or email and they will be happy to help. If you are trying to contact our Safeguarding Team out of normal working hours, please call the Designated Safeguarding Lead on +44 (0) 7714 901507. 

Please click here to view or download the Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children policy. 


Astrum Education Group Ltd is the proprietorial body of two UK independent schools: Chelsea Independent College and Kensington Park School. Mr Bill Colvin, Chairman of the Astrum Board, is the proprietor’s representative. 
Correspondence for Mr Colvin should be addressed to Room 520, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London, SW1W, 0AU or email bill.colvin@astrumeducation.com

The Governors of Chelsea Independent College are pivotal in providing leadership across the college. Their management expertise lead CIC and all its pupils to strive for excellence across all aspects of their education.

The Governors ensure that the college is constantly monitored internally, and CIC is also externally inspected by ISI to ensure that high standards are being met college-wide.


 Mr Alastair Ramsay

 Chairman (Academic)

 Mr Richard Stevenson

 Interim Chairman (Pastoral, Estates & Marketing)

 Mr Benjamin Tan

 Finance & General Purposes

 Mr Stephen Mellor

Independent Safeguarding Consultant and nominated Governor for Safeguarding

The Governing Body also invites the College Principal, Dr Martin Meenagh, and the Financial Controller, Mrs Liu Nikolov, to report at their termly meetings.

Correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to Astrum Education, Room 520, 5th Floor, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London SW1W 0AU. Alternatively, please email holly.symington@astrumeducation.com (PA to Governing Body).