Principal’s Welcome

An introduction to Chelsea Independent College from Our Principal

As you think about which school to attend, let me tell you why Chelsea Independent College might be just the right place for you. We are one of the pre-eminent day and boarding sixth form colleges in London, attracting students both locally and from all around the world.

Chelsea Independent College successfully combines a challenging academic environment with a vibrant, student-led extracurricular programme. Our cosmopolitan and welcoming community is based in two modern buildings in upmarket Fulham, while our stylish nearby residences offer boarding options for students whose families are not resident in London.

We welcome students who can thrive in and enjoy the college’s rigorous academic programme and who share the college’s special values. Here, you can develop a love of learning, a passion for excellence and a commitment to maturing into a responsible and socially aware adult. There is no single model of success at Chelsea Independent College. Rather, the school encourages students to fully develop their strengths in order to realise their maximum potential.

Our staff are dedicated to the happiness and well-being of our students, teaching, mentoring and engaging with them on a very personal level, as part of the high standard of pastoral care we provide. Together, staff and students create the unique character of our college and the majority of our students excel not only in their exams, but also subsequently at leading universities and beyond.

Chelsea Independent College strongly believes that students learn from one another and that the diversity of the student body and faculty is an essential component of our unique academic environment. I hope that you enjoy exploring our website and will come to visit us soon.

Dr. Martin Meenagh, Principal