Why Brighton?

Brighton College succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child. Our curriculum aims to inspire lifelong learning and combines the best of both a traditional and innovative education, delivered by inspirational teachers.

Every child at Brighton College is valued for their own sake, encouraged to develop their talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed. 

Academic results consistently place Brighton in the top 3 schools for boys and girls in England. In 2019, 37 pupils received offers of university places at Oxford or Cambridge.

Brighton’s recent accolades have included:

  • England's Independent School of the Year 2019
  • England's Independent School of the Year 2018
  • Britain’s Most Forward Thinking School 2017
  • Outstanding Independent School 2016-2017
  • Britain’s Most Forward Thinking School 2014
  • UK Independent School of the Year 2013-14
  • Tatler Headmaster of the Year 2012-13
  • Sunday Times School of the Year 2011-12

These accolades are reflected across the Brighton family of schools: in less than three years, Brighton College Al Ain (founded in 2013) was ranked “Outstanding” by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge – the highest grade ever achieved by a new school in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Brighton College Abu Dhabi, also rated "Outstanding", founded in 2011, last year achieved the best A-level and GCSE results in the Emirate.

Brighton’s former pupils number amongst Britain’s foremost business, professional and political leaders; they electrify the nation with their sporting, creative and artistic talent, and they are focused on shaping the future for generations to come.

Above all else, Brighton is well known for its warm and positive atmosphere, and for offering a caring, supportive and tolerant environment in which children thrive and love to learn.

In the video below, Brighton College Dubai current parent Lisa, discusses with Head Master Mr.Simon Crane, why her family chose Brighton College Dubai, how her children have adapted to E-Learning, how Brighton College Dubai has helped her children to pursue becoming the best version of themselves, the dedication of teachers and the overall Brighton community.

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