“One of England’s leading schools” THE TIMES
Brighton College is, today, the leading co-educational school in England. Academic results place Brighton among the top 10 schools in England; provision for art, music, dance and drama is exceptional, and the College’s sporting prowess is nationally renowned.
Every year, more and more of Brighton’s pupils secure places at the world’s most esteemed universities, particularly Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League. The College’s former pupils number amongst Britain’s foremost business, professional and political leaders; they entrance the nation with their sporting, creative and artistic talent; they are busy shaping the future for generations to come. Brighton was named The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year 2011-12 and Richard Cairns was named Tatler Headmaster of the Year 2012-13. Brighton College was named UK School of the Year 2013-14 at the Independent School Awards.
All of these are hugely important factors that parents describe as having influenced them in choosing a Brighton College education for their son or daughter. Above all else, however, parents remark upon the warm, happy, vibrant and positive atmosphere that struck them around our campuses in the UK and the Middle East. First and foremost, a Brighton College education offers a caring, supportive and tolerant environment in which children thrive and love to learn.
“The most forward-thinking school in Britain” THE WEEK
Founded in 1845 by William Aldwin Soames, who collected a group of like-minded local citizens to join him in the task, Brighton College was the first independent school to be founded in Sussex. The school occupied a significant niche in the development of English secondary education during the nineteenth century: it helped to promote the use of individual classrooms for teaching small groups; it was an early pioneer in teaching both modern languages and science, later erecting the first purpose-built science laboratory (1871); it invented the school magazine (1852); and it set up the first gymnasium (1859).
Now one of the leading schools in England, Brighton College achieved the best A-level results of any co-educational school in England in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 with over 60 ex-pupils currently Undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge.
Brighton College UK has a reputation for innovation: it was the first independent school to introduce compulsory Mandarin from the age of 13 and the first public school in the UK to sign a deal with the Chinese government to encourage teaching of Mandarin and Chinese culture in 2006.
Brighton College Bangkok is another exciting step in the development of Brighton College. The success, innovation and momentum of Brighton College UK provides the foundation for a world-class school in South-East Asia.
Brighton College Bangkok is the realisation of a joint venture between Brighton College UK and the Ocean Group, the well-established corporate group within the Thai business community, led by the Assakul family.
The state-of-the-art campus in Krungthep Kreetha provides a range of facilities and learning environments, with Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools each retaining their own distinctive identities within the wider College community.