Top inspection grading for Brighton College

Brighton College and Prep School received the highest possible rating from their latest Inspection Report

Monday, 10th January 2022, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 1:59 pm
Based in Kemptown, Brighton College and Prep School had a full inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, the first for over five years.

Both schools received ‘Excellent’ in all categories and passed every compliance standard in an inspection which took place just before Christmas.

Based in Kemptown, Brighton College and Prep School had a full inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, the first for over five years.

The report’s findings stated the quality of the pupils academic achievements was ‘outstanding’, claiming pupils were ‘highly competent communicators, articulate and mature both in speaking and writing’.

The report also found the quality of the pupils’ personal development is ‘excellent’. Pupils were seen to be growing into ‘mature, self-confident people’, with the report saying the ‘extent of the pupils’ commitment to contributing to others in the school and the wider community is outstanding’.

Richard Cairns, Head Master of Brighton College, said: “I am delighted for our pupils and our teachers that their values and achievements have been recognised in such glowing terms by the inspectors. It means a lot to all of us to have external affirmation of this nature.”

The report claimed ‘kindness’ was at the ‘core of the school’ and there was a ‘marked lack of pressure to conform to a stereotype’.

It also stated pupils of the school had a ‘highly developed social consciences, turning their awareness of social issues into positive action’.

Brighton College was recently named ‘United Kingdom Independent School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times, based on its academic results. The national newspaper singled out Head Master Richard Cairns for his ‘transformative leadership’ over the last 10 years.

The College was also named the Top School in Britain for STEM subjects by The Week magazine in its 2020 school awards.

In the 2021 GCSEs 9 was once again the most common grade at Brighton, with 98% of all grades at 9-7/A*-A.

At A-level, 100% of grades were at A*-B level. Over the past seven years, 130 formers students have gone to Cambridge University, while 80 have gone to Oxford.

To find out more about the school, vist https://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/

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