We’re thrilled that the Sunday Times have listed us as third in the UK for our academic results, our best position to date on their Parent Power League Table. This is a truly exciting achievement, as it is the highest result ever for any co-educational school.
In their annual write-up, the Editor of Parent Power expressed that “Brighton College is tearing up the rulebook" when it comes to single-sex education. He added that: "Brighton College provides ample evidence" of the benefits of co-educational education.
Head Master Richard Cairns commented “I really am delighted for the whole community and, in particular, for the wonderfully talented and focused teaching body which has made this possible – and the hundreds of engaged and positive pupils who have fulfilled their own individual ambitions.”
In 2019 we were selected by The Sunday Times as England’s Independent School of the Year, the most prestigious award in UK secondary education. The College was praised above all else for its culture of kindness, which has made possible the remarkable academic success of the school. And in a nice nod of appreciation for the Head Master, The Sunday Times writes: “The Cairns touch is not far off legendary in independent school circles!”
Parent Power is the benchmark for academic excellence at schools in the UK. It takes into consideration both A-level and GSCE results to produce its League Tables. We had record-breaking results for both sets of exams this year: at A-level we achieved 97.2% A*-B, and at GCSE 94.5% of grades were 9/8/7.
Well done to everyone – this truly is a whole-school success.