A school where confidence, kindness and curiosity are championed.”
— The Sunday Times
Excellent all round - ISI Inspection
We are delighted that the Independent Schools Inspectorate has awarded the College and Prep Schools 'Excellent' in all categories in our latest Educational Quality Inspection, conducted at the end of 2021. This is the highest possible ranking, and the ISI made many warm comments in their review. Read more on our inspection page.
School of the Decade
We are thrilled that Brighton College has been awarded the prestigious title of School of the Decade by The Sunday Times.
In their Independent Schools Guide, widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the top schools in the country, The Sunday Times names the College as “one of the hottest tickets in independent education.”
The editor of the Schools Guide said that “in the course of the past 10 years, Brighton has become the leading co-educational independent school in the country. Under the excellent headship of Richard Cairns for the past 14 years, the school is progressive in outlook and the children are taught kindness and respect for one another.”
Head Master Richard Cairns commented: “I am delighted. But the real credit for this award must go to our wonderfully inspirational teachers and energetic and positive pupils.”
Top co-educational school in the United Kingdom
The Sunday Times has confirmed Brighton as the highest ranked co-educational school in the United Kingdom once again.
In their comprehensive 2021 survey of schools’ academic performance, The Sunday Times singled out Head Master Richard Cairns for his transformative leadership over the last 10 years. Congratulations to all of our pupils and teachers!
A culture of kindness
At Brighton College, we focus first on the thing that matters most – your personal happiness.
We know you flourish when you are treated with love, kindness and respect. So we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual, whether that person be shy or confident, sporty, scholarly or both. We want pupils to be true to themselves, happy in their own skins and kind to one another. As The Sunday Times commented: “The currency at Brighton is kindness, pure and simple”.
Life at Brighton College
A journey through Brighton College
Top school in Britain for STEM
We are delighted that Brighton College has been named Top School in Britain for STEM subjects by The Week in its school awards.
In their write up The Week commented that "this forward-thinking school achieves stellar science and maths results. Its stunning new School of Science and Sport is evidence of its commitment to STEM subjects." Read more about our beautiful science facilities here.
A love of learning
Everyone’s life can be transformed by an inspirational teacher. And here at Brighton we have inspirational teachers in abundance. Ask any pupil when you visit what makes Brighton special and one of the first things they will say is ‘our amazing teachers’. Their passion, commitment and kindness explains why Brighton College is now one of the highest performing schools in the world.
Over the past seven years our pupils have gone to some of the world's finest universities:
- 130to Cambridge
- 125to Bristol
- 104to UCL
- 85to Exeter
- 80to Oxford