Boarding on Brighton College main campus begins at 13. However, if you would like the option of boarding from 8, there is the option of our beautiful prep school at Handcross Park, just north of Brighton. Many families looking for boarding from 11 choose Handcross Park, who follow the same curriculum and then send their children to Brighton College at 13. Read more.
Our Third Form begin their Brighton College journey on our College campus. With a dedicated Lower School team of Headmaster, Housemistress and a team of specialist teachers and form tutors, we make sure all pupils are happy and fulfilled. The academic subjects and co-curricular activities available ensure the broadest possible education for our younger pupils.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century. In addition to maths and English, pupils learn Mandarin Chinese and can also choose to study French, German, Russian, Latin and Spanish. Science is taught as three separate subjects and has dedicated facilities. Pupils also study coding and IT, music, art, design and technology, drama and have an extensive sports timetable.
Life in our Lower School
Teaching is particularly well planned and based on a thorough knowledge of individual pupils.”
— ISI Report
Our Third Form is taught by subject specialists. These outstanding teachers use their in-depth knowledge to help our pupils develop a love of learning.
Unique to Brighton is the nationally acclaimed 'Story of our Land' course, developed to provide pupils with a proper sense of the nation's story and of global developments. ”
— Jo-Anne Riley (Deputy Head: Academic)
Story of Our Land
Our unique 'Story of Our Land' course was entirely created and written by our teachers. It guides pupils through a coherent narrative of the past, giving them an appreciation of how history shapes the world today. Telling the story of Britain from the beginning of time, it weaves together history, philosophy, geography and religion to enable pupils to link these subjects together in a critically informed way.
Our Lower School in numbers
100+ different activities a week to join in with
100% parents would recommend our Lower School