Brighton College Prep and Pre-Prep School A GSG School
- Brighton College Prep and Pre-Prep School
- Head: Mr Harry Hastings and Miss Jo Williams
- T 01273 704343
- F 01273 704318
- E prepadmissions…toncollege.net
- W www.brightoncollege.net
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Brighton and Hove
- Pupils: 505
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: £9,420 - £18,210 pa
- Open days: Three each year
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Brighton College, Handcross Park School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
The children are focused and engaged, polite and sparky – aware of the regular exams and what hangs on them since this is an academically ambitious school. There's no doubt they have an enormous amount of fun too; the teaching...
What the school says...
A vibrant, all-action family school, Brighton College Prep School is well known for its welcoming atmosphere and its high standard of pastoral care. We want our pupils both to enjoy school and to be inspired to achieve their full potential. Drawing upon our own outstanding resources, as well as those of the senior school, we provide a very wide range of opportunities and ensure that these are underpinned, always, with the greatest support and encouragement.
We aim to help each pupil to build a warm and strong character. The pursuit of whole-hearted effort is our priority; whilst the school praises and encourages high standards of achievement. We believe that what you are is even more important than what you achieve.
The prep school provides a superb, all-round education that stimulates, challenges and captivates. The excellent academic curriculum is complemented by a wealth of sport, music, creative and performing arts and a wide range of extra-curricular activities; trips, activities and competitions abound. Most of our pupils transfer to Brighton College Senior School. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe children are focused and engaged, polite and sparky – aware of the regular exams and what hangs on them since this is an academically ambitious school. There's no doubt they have an enormous amount of fun too; the teaching is inspiring and embellished with plenty of non-curriculum activities….
Since Sept 2013, Harry Hastings (40s), came from eight years at Cumnor House, where he was assistant head, head of history, director of sport and plays. Energetic, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial, in his last year there, he created Harry Hastings’ History Heroes, a cross between Top Trumps and Trivial Pursuit, sparked by a quiz played to occupy kids on history trips. He’s sold it now, relieved to be once more focussed on his school full time – but it’s a good example of his skill at coming up
Special Education Needs
Brighton College specialises in helping bright dyslexic children to achieve their academic potential whilst, at the same time, providing them with a stimulating environment in which to develop their strengths and talents. The school has its own Dyslexia Centre which supports children from each of the three schools of Brighton College: the Pre-Prep School, the Prep School and the Senior School. Up to the end of Year 6, pupils receive a combination of in-class support in English and small group withdrawal for specialist teaching. From Year 7 onwards, full members of the Dyslexia Centre receive all their English lessons in the Centre in groups no larger than 9. In addition, most (but not all) dyslexic pupils substitute their modern languages time for additional support. For those pupils whose needs require less support, ad hoc provision is available. In the sixth form, an AS/A Level study skills course is available, together with individual support lessons. Pupils with other special educational needs are the responsibility of the three Special Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs). The school is always happy to discuss individual needs with parents, although it recognises that the level of provision it can currently offer may not be sufficient to support all special educational needs. The school has a separate department for the support of those pupils whose first language is not English. Please see Brighton College for response to questionnaire which covers all 3 schools. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|