Top co-ed or boarding school in England 2019 and 2020
We are thrilled that The Sunday Times Parent Power 2020 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 Sunday Times Parent Power and is also the top boarding school in the UK.
In 2019 we were selected by The Sunday Times as England’s Independent school of the Year, and our results in this year’s GCSE and A-level examinations broke College records. Parent Power is the benchmark for academic excellence at schools in the UK, and we’re proud that our culture of kindness has been praised as making this achievement possible. Read more here.
Life at Brighton College
A culture of kindness
At Brighton College, we focus first on the thing that matters most – your happiness. We know that young people only flourish when they 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 just want pupils to be true to themselves, happy in their own skins and kind to one another. As The Sunday Times put it in 2019: ‘the currency at Brighton is kindness, pure and simple’.
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 five years our pupils have gone to some of the world's finest universities:
- 102to Cambridge
- 81to Bristol
- 65to UCL
- 56to Oxford
- 51to Edinburgh
- 47to Manchester