Brighton College announces new branch for Dubai

26 June 2018 | P1C Admin

Thursday 9th November, Dubai: Brighton College, one of the most renowned and academically successful co-educational schools in the United Kingdom, will open its third branch in the United Arab Emirates in September 2018.

Established in 1845 and renowned for its heritage and tradition, Brighton College UK has achieved numerous recognitions and awards, including being recently named as the Most Forward-Thinking School in Britain in the 2017 Independent Schools’ awards in The Week magazine. Brighton College Dubai will seek to emulate the phenomenal academic success of its two local branches, both of which have been found to be of the highest standards in external inspections; Brighton College Abu Dhabi achieved the best A Level results in Abu Dhabi in 2017, with students gaining university places at Harvard and Oxford whilst Brighton College Al Ain, reported the best GCSE results in Al Ain for 2017.

Brighton College Dubai will offer students a FS1 to Year 13 British curriculum in a co-educational setting, leading to the award of IGCSEs and A-levels, enabling pupils to access the leading universities of the world. Pastoral care and creating a culture of curiosity, confidence and kindness in which all pupils can thrive, are key elements of a Brighton College education and underpins the values and ethos of the school. The school will also offer a truly British educational experience, where the highest academic standards are complemented by a focus on students’ holistic personal development and leadership.

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA said:

“British education in Dubai is known for its high-quality teaching and learning, as well as its wellbeing-centred approach. We welcome Brighton College to a collaborative and giving schools community in Dubai.”

Richard Cairns, who has led Brighton College UK for the past decade, said: “As the UK’s top co-educational school, Brighton College is renowned for delivering academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a strong commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each pupil. We are delighted to be opening our third branch in the Middle East, providing a world-class comprehensive education, within a framework of tradition.”

Newly appointed principal of Brighton College Dubai, Marco Longmore, added: “With the depth of experience Brighton College brings alongside our recognised quality of education, we will support our pupils and families with an education offering that enables our graduates to join, not only the best universities in the UK, but around the world.”

Brighton College Dubai, will be located in Al Barsha South on an impressive 40,000 square-metre campus. This world-class campus, designed by Brighton College and their local partners, Bloom Education, will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including: large, airy classrooms, incorporating the latest educational technology; a spectacular auditorium; a black box performance space; stunning music and art facilities; a range of outstanding sporting facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, IAAF-standard running track, football pitches, tennis and basketball courts and a cricket/rugby field; as well as modern and attractive learning spaces designed to enhance pupil well-being, together with a Creative Learning Centre to enable teachers to deliver inspirational lessons using the latest educational technology.

The interest list will open on Thursday 9th November 2017, with the admissions office opening soon for entry into FS1 to Year 9 in September 2018.  KHDA approved fees for Brighton College Dubai range from AED 64,000-107,000 and there will be a Founders Fee ranging from AED 64,000 – 98,000 in year 1 of operation, which will be valid to students throughout their duration at the school.

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Notes to Editors

Bloom Education

Bloom Education is the specialist education division of Bloom Holding established to operate world-class schools in the UAE and the wider GCC region. Bloom Education offers students the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential in a positive, enjoyable, stimulating and safe environment that is conducive to their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Bloom Education is equally committed to instilling in children an appreciation of local cultural heritage and values, as well as the values of other cultures.

Brighton College will open in September 2018, subject to building completion and final approval from the KHDA