Congratulations to all of our Upper Sixth and Upper Fifth pupils on their A-level and GCSE results! We’re incredibly proud of all you have achieved in what has been a very challenging year. Well done on all of your hard work. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved break this summer. To our Upper Sixth leavers: we look forward to celebrating with you as Old Brightonians very soon. And to our Upper Fifth pupils: we can’t wait to see you in September in your smart new suits!
School of the Decade
We are thrilled that Brighton College has been awarded the prestigious title of School of the Decade by The Sunday Times.
In their Independent Schools Guide, widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the top schools in the country, The Sunday Times names the College as “one of the hottest tickets in independent education.”
The editor of the Schools Guide said that “in the course of the past 10 years, Brighton has become the leading co-educational independent school in the country. Under the excellent headship of Richard Cairns for the past 14 years, the school is progressive in outlook and the children are taught kindness and respect for one another.”
Head Master Richard Cairns commented: “I am delighted. But the real credit for this award must go to our wonderfully inspirational teachers and energetic and positive pupils.”
A culture of kindness
At Brighton College, we focus first on the thing that matters most – your personal happiness.
We know you flourish when you are treated with love, kindness and respect. So we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual, whether that person be shy or confident, sporty, scholarly or both. We want pupils to be true to themselves, happy in their own skins and kind to one another. As The Sunday Times commented in 2019: “The currency at Brighton is kindness, pure and simple”.
Top co-educational and top boarding school in England
The Sunday Times has placed Brighton as the highest ranked co-educational school in England in their comprehensive survey of schools’ academic performance.
In fact, Brighton is the highest ranked co-educational school in the history of the publication, and is also the top boarding school in the UK. Read more here.
Life at Brighton College
A journey through Brighton College
Top school in Britain for STEM
We are delighted that Brighton College has been named Top School in Britain for STEM subjects by The Week in its 2020 school awards.
In their write up The Week commented that "this forward-thinking school achieves stellar science and maths results. Its stunning new School of Science and Sport is evidence of its commitment to STEM subjects." Read more about our beautiful science facilities here.
A love of learning
Everyone’s life can be transformed by an inspirational teacher. And here at Brighton we have inspirational teachers in abundance. Ask any pupil when you visit what makes Brighton special and one of the first things they will say is ‘our amazing teachers’. Their passion, commitment and kindness explains why Brighton College is now one of the highest performing schools in the world.
Over the past six years our pupils have gone to some of the world's finest universities:
- 117to Cambridge
- 99to Bristol
- 84to UCL
- 74to Exeter
- 69to Oxford