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Brighton College


Address: Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0AL
Website: www.brightoncollege.org.uk
Number of Pupils: 1,235. Day: 435 boys, 355 girls. Boarding: 241 boys, 204 girls
Founded: 1845
Ages: 11–18
Fees: Day: £8,400. Weekly boarding: £12,220. Full boarding: £13,770.
Head Teacher: Richard Cairns
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, welcomes all/no faiths
Entrance Procedure: Assessment and interview at 11, 13 and 16
Contact: Anthony Merrett, Registrar
School Visits: College: 23 April 2022; Prep: 7 May 2022. Please contact Admissions to arrange a visit on 01273 704200.

The Curriculum

The college regularly achieves the best A-level and GCSE results of any co-educational school in the UK, whilst ensuring children enjoy a wealth of extracurricular opportunities. Renowned for its focus on kindness, the college also excels in art, music, dance, drama and sporting achievements.

Games & the Arts

As one of the leading sports schools in England, we believe every child deserves to enjoy sport whatever their level. Our arts calendar is full of activities for girls and boys to get involved in.

Pastoral Care

Our last ISI inspection rated our provision of pastoral care as ‘excellent’ – the top grade possible – and the last Ofsted inspection awarded our welfare for boarders as ‘outstanding’. We take considerable care in maintaining a supportive and accepting community that celebrates differences between people, affirming a sense of belonging for all.

University Places

Oxbridge: 20 per cent of pupils each year. Russell Group: 660+ offers each year

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

Around 40 per cent of the upper-sixth apply each year. A strong record of success with 227 offers in the past decade.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child at Brighton College is valued for their own sake, encouraged to develop his or her talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.’

Outstanding Characteristics

  • GCSE and A-level results among the best in the country
  • Pupils go to the world’s leading universities
  • School of Science and Sport
  • ‘United Kingdom School of the Decade’ – The Sunday Times
  • ‘One word: exceptional’ – Tatler
  • ‘Britain’s most forward-thinking school’ – The Week


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