“England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 ” THE SUNDAY TIMES
Brighton College is the leading co-educational school in England. A level results place Brighton as the number one Independent School in England, and it was recently chosen to be 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 best universities, particularly Russell Group Universities 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, and they are busy shaping the future for generations to come.
All of these are hugely important factors when parents choose a Brighton College education for their son or daughter. However, parents are just as likely to remark upon the warm, 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 an environment of inclusivity in which children thrive.
“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 2019 with about 20% of pupils offered places at Oxford or Cambridge every year.
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.