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Head Master's Welcome Richard Cairns Brighton College

If you were to ask current parents why they chose Brighton College for their son or daughter, they would tell you the children here are cheerful, balanced, at ease with themselves and each other - yet excited and enthused by the challenges before them. They might add that the College succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child.

As Head Master, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child at Brighton College is valued for his or her own sake, and is encouraged to develop his or her talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.

We were thrilled to be voted England's Independent School of the Year 2019 by The Sunday Times - the second time we have received this accolade in a decade. The Sunday Times praised the ‘remarkable upward journey’ of Brighton, but what pleased me most were the judges’ many references to the culture of kindness that underpins everything we do here.

The best way to get to know us is to come and visit. There are Open Mornings held throughout the year, and the boys and girls of Brighton College who will be your guides on the day are the best proof of everything contained in these pages. I could ask for no better ambassadors.

Richard Cairns, MA (Oxon)

Head Master

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Brighton College: where confidence, kindness and curiosity are championed.”

— The Sunday Times