Brighton College A GSG School
- Brighton College
- Head: Mr Richard Cairns
- T 01273 704200
- F 01273 704204
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.brightoncollege.net
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Brighton and Hove
- Pupils: 995
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day: £15,780- £22,800; Boarding: £31,290- £40,590 pa
- Open days: Four each year
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Brighton College Prep and Pre-Prep School, Handcross Park School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Sited to the east of the landmark pier and pavilion, the school is fashionable, practical and innovative. No Saturday morning school means that everyone has a full weekend and the chance to be part of the town instead of just being educated within it. Detractors of the school (often parents of ex-pupils at the prep or pre-prep) see it as too results focussed, with some families turning to outside tutoring to enable their children to...
What the school says...
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. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2006, Mr Richard Cairns MA (40s). Oxford history first. His path to Brighton was via a law firm in Australia, a Palestinian refugee camp, Stewart's Melville in Edinburgh, The Oratory in Reading and the deputy headship of Magdalen College School, Oxford. Staggering list of achievements/accolades includes the opening of Brighton College, Abu Dhabi; a rise from 147th to top 20 in the UK academic rankings; doubling boarding numbers; trebling applications; a huge new building programme; the acquisition of Roedean Junior and Handcross Park Prep Schools; ISI inspection report with outstanding in every category; The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year.
Keen not to take sole credit for this, he has built a teaching and management structure to ensure that ideas and initiatives can be sparked and grown –...
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.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|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|