The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) gave the College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep a perfect score in every single category in its last full ISI Inspection, which took place in May 2015.
We’re also exceptionally proud that they went further and also awarded us the rare 'Exceptional' accolade for Achievements and Learning, making Brighton College one of only a handful of schools in the UK to be awarded this grade.
I am obviously delighted for the pupils, teachers and support staff who work so hard to ensure that this school is the special place we believe it to be. This is first and foremost their achievement. Inspector after inspector commented on how delightfully positive the boys and girls here are, and how warm are the relations between teachers and pupils. I hope you enjoy reading the reports.”
— Richard Cairns (Head Master)
The full report is available to download below, but here’s a summary:
Inspectors assess schools in nine key areas and grade them as 'excellent' (the equivalent of the state sector's 'outstanding'), 'good', 'sound' or 'unsatisfactory'. Inspectors can also grant a rare 'Exceptional' accolade for the Achievements and Learning category. This grade is not available for the Prep & Pre-Prep (they achieved 'excellent').
In all nine areas Brighton College achieved excellent. This is an outstanding inspection report, with the highest grades possible awarded across the College, Prep, and Pre-Prep.
Full inspection overview
College 2015 Inspection
College 2015 full ISI Inspection reportBrighton College Full ISI Inspection Report
Prep School 2015 Inspection
Prep School 2015 full ISI Inspection reportBCPS Full ISI Inspection Report
Pre-Prep 2015 Inspection
Nursery & Pre-Prep School 2015 full ISI Inspection reportBCNPPS Full ISI Inspection Report
The Independent Schools Inspectorate found the College, Prep School and Nursery & Pre-Prep to be fully compliant and meeting all required standards when they visited in February 2018 to undertake a Regulatory Compliance Inspection.
Unlike an Educational Quality Inspection where schools are graded (Excellent, Good etc.), standards in a Regulatory Compliance Inspection are either met or not met in eight assessed areas. Results are either a Pass or a Fail. Brighton College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep each passed in every category.
College 2018 Inspection
College 2018 Compliance Inspection report.Brighton College ISI Compliance Inspection Report
Prep School 2018 Inspection
Prep School 2018 Compliance Inspection reportBCPS ISI Compliance Inspection Report
Pre-Prep 2018 Inspection
Nursery & Pre-Prep School 2018 Compliance Inspection reportBCNPPS ISI Compliance Inspection Report