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Brighton College


Address: Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0AL
Website: www.brightoncollege.org.uk
Number of Pupils: 1,020. Day: 393 boys, 262 girls. Boarding: 183 boys, 182 girls
Founded: 1845
Ages: 11–18
Head Teacher: Richard Cairns
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, welcomes all/no faiths
Entrance Procedure: Assessment and interview at 11, 13 and 16
Contact: Alison Withers, Registrar
School Visits: Open Morning or individual visit. Please contact Admissions to arrange a visit on 01273 704200

The Curriculum

We encourage inquisitive minds, inspire confidence and provide challenging activities outside the classroom. A wide range of subjects are experienced and we ensure each pupil achieves a happy school/life balance.

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 music, dance, art and drama activities for boys and girls 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: 650+ offers each year

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

Around 40 per cent of the Upper Sixth apply each year. A strong record of success with 229 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 his or her 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 amongst the best in the country

– Pupils go to the world’s leading universities

– £55m Sports & Science Centre opening in 2019

– ‘England’s Independent School of the Year’ –
The Sunday Times

– ‘One word: exceptional’ – Tatler

– ‘Britain’s most forward thinking school’ – The Week



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