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The children are focused and engaged, polite and sparky – the eldest ones very aware of the regular exams and what hangs on them. Prep school kids are in silence as they snake in single file across the road to the main college. They do have an enormous amount of fun too; the teaching is inspiring and embellished with plenty of non-curriculum activities – from sleeping overnight on the Golden Hinde II in London to dancing with…

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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.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since October 2017, John Weeks, previously head of the London Academy of Excellence, and deputy head of Brighton College. Read economics at Durham then qualified as a maths teacher at Sheffield. He arrived at Brighton College soon afterwards, where he has been maths teacher, housemaster, head of year and head of maths before becoming deputy head.

Entrance

Main entries at 3+ and 6+ with assessment in maths, English and verbal reasoning plus observation. Special arrangements for dyslexic pupils, with recent educational ed psych report. Travel via the same buses that serve the college– a third of the children live in town, a third from Hove and the rest come from Lewes, Worthing, Shoreham, Hassocks etc.

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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
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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