“England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 ” THE SUNDAY TIMES
Brighton College is, today, the leading co-educational school in England. A Level results place Brighton as the number one Independent School in England, and the College was recently voted England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 by The Sunday Times.
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.
All of these are hugely important factors that help parents choose a Brighton College education for their son or daughter. However, parents are just as likely to remark upon the warm, happy, vibrant and positive atmosphere that they see 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 2018 with over 70 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 International School 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, East of Bangkok 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.