Inspection

Excellent all round!

The Independent Schools Inspectorate gave the College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep a perfect score in every single category in the most recent inspection in May 2015. They also awarded the College a 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.

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 and Pre-Prep Schools. 

Here is how they rated Brighton College, the Prep School and the Nursery & Pre-Prep:

  1. The quality of the pupils' achievements and learning.
    EXCEPTIONAL (EXCELLENT at Prep and Pre-Prep)
  2. The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision.
    EXCELLENT
  3. The contribution of teaching.
    EXCELLENT
  4. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils.
    EXCELLENT
  5. The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care. 
    EXCELLENT
  6. The contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety.
    EXCELLENT
  7. The quality of boarding (College only).
    EXCELLENT
  8. The quality of governance.
    EXCELLENT
  9. The quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, carers and guardians.
    EXCELLENT

In other words, Brighton College has received another simply outstanding inspection report, with the highest grades possible awarded across all three schools.

The Head Master commented: "I am obviously delighted for the boys, girls, 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."

Click here to download the full College inspection report from the ISI website.

Click here to download the full Prep School inspection report from the ISI website.

Click here to download the full Nursery & Pre-Prep School inspection report from the ISI website.