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School proud of its teachers. ‘Phenomenal,’ they say. Parents describe them as ‘firm but fair’, some better at communicating with parents than others. Special mentions for chemistry teacher who offers ‘funny’ experiments involving magnesium or hydrogen - a sure fire way to win them over, to art (‘making birds out of cardboard and plastic bottles.’) and humanities enthusiast ‘who makes a virtue of being a history geek and brings the kids with him,’ says mother. Ambitious curriculum even for the very young, with nursery children taught...


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What the school says...

A vibrant, all-action family school, 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 College, we provide a wide range of opportunities for our pupils and ensure that they are underpinned, always, with the greatest support and encouragement.

We aim to help each pupil to build a kind and strong character. The pursuit of whole-hearted effort is our priority whilst encouraging high standards of achievement. We believe that who you are is more important than what you achieve.

Our school provides a superb, all-round education that stimulates, challenges and captivates. The excellent academic curriculum is complemented by a rich co-curricular programme of sport, music, creative and performing arts alongside a wide range of clubs and activities; trips, House initiatives and competitions abound. The majority of our pupils transfer to Brighton College in Year 9.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2022, Ant Falkus BSc. Graduated from Brunel University. Has many years’ experience in the prep sector, with a strong pastoral background. Previous roles include deputy head and head of boarding at Handcross Park.


Destination school for parents hoping to book passage all the way through to 18. Others find themselves here through circumstance when primary school admissions system doesn’t go their way.

For pre-prep (nursery to year 3), main entry point is now nursery (minimum commitment to five mornings a week, register 18 months to two years in advance, places confirmed following taster afternoon). Occasional places in every year group up to year 6. (In years 7 and 8, older children would apply to the senior school).

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Special Education Needs

Brighton College specialises in helping bright dyslexic children to achieve their academic potential whilst 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 two schools of Brighton College: the Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School and the College. 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, full members of the dyslexia centre receive all their English lessons in the centre in groups no larger than nine. In addition, most dyslexic pupils substitute 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.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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