Brighton College

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding East Sussex

Brighton College is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 18. 

Year Founded 1845
Religion Christian

Brighton College has a total of 1081 pupils, with 388 pupils in the Sixth Form.

466 Day Boys
(11- 18)
272 Day Girls
(11- 18)
193 Boarding Boys
(11- 18)
150 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About Brighton College

'England's Independent School of the Year 2019' The Sunday Times

If you were to ask current parents why they chose Brighton College for their son or daughter, they would tell you that 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 Brighton College succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-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, 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.

Richard Cairns MA Oxon

The College's Aims
Brighton College seeks to impart or provide:
- a love of learning for its own sake;
- a foundation of knowledge and body of skills with which to understand and question the world we live in and to prepare us, through an innovative approach to education, for the world we are likely to inhabit in the future;
- an awareness of, and appreciation of, the spiritual dimension in our lives;
- an enthusiasm for the world beyond the classroom - in particular, sport, music and the performing arts;
- a respect for difference in others and a recognition that the efforts and achievements of every individual in our community are valued equally.

In short, we strive to turn out well-educated, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women who are ready to take a full, active and positive role in the life of our country and of our world.

Admissions Process

The main entry points for the College are 11+, 13+ and 16+

11+ Entry

The admissions process for 11+ starts in Year 6. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry. Families are encouraged to visit the College to get a flavour of the school, and we also offer a number of of Taster Days prior to assessment for prospective Year 7 pupils.

13+ Entry

Fourth Form (Year 9) is our main entry point for the College. The admissions process for 13+ starts in Year 6 with the ISEB Common Pre-Test assessments. Offers made are conditional on a successful performance in the Common Entrance (CE) or Academic Scholarship examination. We can make alternative arrangements for children who do not sit the Common Entrance at their own school.

16+ Entry

The admissions process for 16+ starts in Year 11. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry, and you are warmly invited to attend one of our Open Mornings. We also host a Sixth Form Information Morning, which gives specific information for this entry point.



News from Brighton College

Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Morning

    9:30 -12:00

  • Open Morning

    9:30 -12:00

  • Open Morning (16+)

    9:30 -12:00