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Brighton College Dubai offers pupils a lively and challenging learning environment, with a distinctive British independent school ethos that reflects the values and dynamic culture of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

The College’s vision is for all pupils to be passionate learners, developing an intrinsic desire to consistently improve while having high expectations of themselves.

Every child at Brighton College is valued for his or her own sake and is encouraged to develop skills and talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.

Kindness is the core value and crosses many boundaries: language, religion, culture and ethnicity. The College’s motto is known by all of its pupils, who pride themselves on upholding it: ‘Be Good. Be Kind. Be Honest. Be the Best You’.

Brighton College is a vibrant, bright and exciting family school, with its welcoming atmosphere and high standards of pastoral care being well known.  Pupils are encouraged, motivated and supported to reach their full potential, enjoying an all-round education that stimulates, captivates and challenges them.

What Makes this School Unique?
Brighton College Dubai is a friendly, happy and dynamic school with pupils from 3-18. It helps young people to develop a lifelong love of learning in a warm, supportive environment where each child is valued and treated as an individual. All pupils are encouraged to seek challenge, to understand the importance of effort and creativity and, most importantly, to engage their curiosity and develop their interest in the world around them.

Why Choose this Curriculum?
Brighton College follows the National Curriculum of England, supplemented by the curiosity approach in the early years, the International Primary Curriculum in the Prep School, and GCSEs, BTECs and A-levels in the Senior School. This excellent academic curriculum is complemented by a wealth of sport, music, creative and performing arts, as well as a wide range of co-curricular activities.

Pastoral Care
Key skills are developed through an extensive pastoral support system. Weekly PSHE sessions cover a wide range of soft skills, which are then embedded further through pupil-led assemblies. In addition, there is a key focus on well-being, with the school counsellor having designed a curriculum based around the six pillars of PERMAH (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment, Health). This curriculum is covered throughout the college and tailored to the age range of pupils in the various year groups.

After School and Co-curricular Activities
Brighton College Dubai offers almost 100 co-curricular clubs, held during breaks, before and after school. From the History Club to Art workshops, Netball and Touch Rugby to the Eco Council, pupils have an exciting array of activities to get involved in as part of the College’s Enhance and Enrich programme. The College is committed to combining academic excellence with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child.

Ratings and Accreditations
The College is awaiting its first KHDA accreditation, which has been delayed due to the pandemic.

However, it underwent a rigorous COBIS compliance visit in November 2020 and received a commendation for its proactive approach to Safeguarding. In addition, annual reviews by Brighton College UK and Bloom Education have helped shape a bright future for the school. During the last visit in February 2022, the College was described as a “blossoming learning community with pupils enjoying their learning and achieving so well.’’ The College is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), and its sister schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are both rated ‘Outstanding’ by ADEK. Brighton College received the highest rating of ‘Developed’ as outlined by the Knowledge and Human Authority (KHDA) following the publication of its Distance Learning Evaluation report. 

The Best Teachers
Everyone’s life can be transformed by an inspirational teacher, and at Brighton College, there are inspirational teachers in abundance. Ask any pupil there what makes their school special and one of the first things they will say is “our amazing teachers.” Their passion, commitment and kindness explain why the family of Brighton College schools is now one of the highest performing in the world.

Brighton College’s world-class campus, designed by the school itself and its local partners, offers state-of-the-art facilities, including: 

  • Large, airy classrooms, incorporating the latest educational technology
  • Stunning music and art facilities
  • A range of outstanding sporting facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, football pitches and hard courts, tennis courts, running track and a full-size rugby pitch
  • Modern and attractive learning spaces designed to enhance pupil well-being
  • A Creative Learning Centre to enable teachers to deliver inspirational lessons using the latest educational technology
  • Spacious purpose-built playgrounds and outdoor learning environments that include innovative resources and equipment

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Call admissions: 800 274448

Established 2018
Through School
From AED 50-60k
Ages 3-18
Al Barsha 2 South, Dubai
+971 4 387 1111

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