About Brighton College

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Brighton College is one of Britain’s leading schools. Described as “Britain’s most forward thinking school” by The Week, it was named UK Independent School of the Year 2013-14 at the Independent Schools Awards, having previously been awarded the coveted title of England’s Independent School of the Year 2011-12 by The Sunday Times. Richard Cairns, Head Master, was named ‘England’s Headmaster of the Year’ by Tatler magazine in September 2012.

Academic results consistently place Brighton among the top 10 schools for boys and girls in England; provision for art, music, dance and drama is exceptional, and the College’s sporting prowess is nationally renowned.Image result

Our teaching body ranks among the best in England. Every year, more and more of Brighton’s pupils secure places at the UK’s most esteemed universities, particularly Oxford and Cambridge. The College’s former pupils number amongst Britain’s foremost business, professional and political leaders; they entrance the nation with their sporting, creative and artistic talent; they are busy shaping the future for generations to come.

All of these are hugely important factors that parents describe as having influenced them in choosing Brighton College for their son or daughter. But above all else, parents remark upon the warm, happy, vibrant and positive atmosphere that struck them the moment they entered through the school’s gates. First and foremost, Brighton College offers a caring, supportive and tolerant environment in which children thrive and love to learn.

Educating boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years, Brighton College, together with its prep and pre-prep schools, is wonderfully situated at the heart of Brighton’s Kemptown, just a short walk from the sea yet only minutes away from the beauty of the South Downs National Park. London is less than an hour away by train. Brighton College’s superb reputation draws pupils from across Sussex and, with full and weekly boarding available from age 13, from across London and the South East, the UK and the world.

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Our overseas sister schools share Brighton College UK’s aims and ethos and strive to turn out well-educated, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women. Exceptional academic results, wide-ranging co-curricular programmes and outstanding pastoral care are key features of this. Like Brighton College UK, they are preparing pupils for the best universities in the world, including Oxbridge, the Russell Group and the Ivy League, as well as the world beyond academia through our forward-thinking curriculum including public speaking lessons, entrepreneurship programmes and compulsory Mandarin.

Each overseas school is privately and independently owned, and is operated by our investment partners. The schools are managed by boards of governors, which include representatives of Brighton College in the UK.