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RIC is a member of the Dukes Education family

Dukes is a family of schools, teachers, learners, and parents connected by our pursuit of an extraordinary life for every member of our community.

Our philosophy is to support each individual to live with purpose, to encourage a love of learning, and to act as a team. All of this is underpinned by a quality standard that runs through everything we do.

We believe that education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every student.

RIC joined Dukes Education in 2016 and it’s a fit that works. Dukes respects our existing culture, invests in facilities and staffing, and promotes the college and its ethos enthusiastically.

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RIC won the Dukes Education School of the year award in 2018 and the Dukes Education Sustainability award in 2022.

Dukes Plus

Dukes Plus is a family of specialised consultancy services and educational experience providers, including the highest standards of university preparation, once-in-a-lifetime industry experiences, tuition, summer schools and day camps

RIC students benefit from industry leading experts– the leading consultants worldwide – who provide expertise in university admissions, Oxbridge Applications, competitive US universities with A List and Medical School Admissions with The Medic Portal

Year 10 and 12 students students take part in weekend career experience programmes run by our Dukes Education partner InvestIN. Their career experience programmes enable students to gain hands-on, practical industry experience alongside leading professionals, so that they can make the right career decisions and maximise their potential.

Summer Boarding Courses

Founded in 2008, Summer Boarding Courses (SBC) is an award winning provider of residential summer schools and day camps, designed to set the foundation for children’s long-term success. 

As well as courses at schools such as Eton, Headington and the Dragon School SBC operates the Rochester Independent College summer course which focuses on visual arts. 

Schools, Colleges and Nurseries

Each school and college in the group has a unique character. Though distinctive in identity, they are all chosen for their consistent excellence in the provision of learning and development for young people.

Dukes preserves the individual ethos and characters of each school by ensuring Heads and Principals lead on all decisions. Dukes add to this the power of the collective, providing security and support, a platform for sharing educational best practice, and staff development programmes. 

In addition to RIC Dukes Education operates schools including Fine Arts College in Hampstead, the Institute of Education in Ireland and Cardiff Sixth Form College in Wales. Dukes is expanding and operates schools in Switzerland, Portugal and the Czech Republic.  

Little Dukes is Dukes Education’s early years arm, providing the finest care and education in early years development. 

The Dukes Club

Welcome to the Dukes Club, an extraordinary community of parents, pupils, staff and alumni.

The Dukes Club connects families across all the Dukes Education nurseries, schools and colleges. It is a space to learn, network, take advantage of exciting opportunities and amazing rewards, and make new friends.

If you are a parent with a child at a Dukes Education school, college or nursery, we warmly invite you to join. As a growing family of schools, our scale and scope enables us to provide you with exclusive access to a huge array of opportunities that would simply be beyond the reach of any single school.

Click here to learn more and join the club.