Where is Brighton College Dubai?

Brighton College Dubai is located in Al Barsha 2 South, between Hessa St and Umm Suqeim St

What year groups does the school offer?

We are open with classes for FS1-Y11. In the academic year of 2021/22 we will open Y12

The College will organically grow each year to reach Year 13.

What are the fees?

Please view our Fees Page for a full breakdown of our Tuition fees by year group and discounts offered.

What facilities does the campus have?

Brighton College Dubai is located on an impressive 40,000 square-metre campus.

The brand new campus, designed by Brighton College and their local partners, Bloom Education, offers wonderful facilities, including: large, airy classrooms, incorporating the latest educational technology and stunning art facilities. We also have a range of sporting facilities including a fully equipped gym, indoor and outdoor courts, swimming pool, training football pitch, full sized rugby pitch, and a 400m running track.

What is the organisational structure of the School?

The School is led by the Head Master, and the Senior Leadership Team, who manage heads of departments, housemasters/ housemistresses and Year leaders, alongside an enthusiastic and talented team of teachers.

What makes Brighton College unique?

The Times (a UK publication) has consistently ranked Brighton College as one of the top three co-educational schools in England. In 2017, Brighton College was considered "The most forward-thinking school" by The Week, it has had recognition for the Best Leadership Team in Education and CNN called it "a model for the 21st century".

Brighton College considers education within and outside of the normal educational silos, encouraging cross-curricular study. 

Brighton runs a number of programmes such as those considering the current world (fusing geography, politics and economics); the mutual interdependence of sports activity, physics, chemistry and biology; looking at the chronological development of human achievement; and with specific focuses at certain times on entrepreneurship and real life skills.

All members of the Brighton College family of schools collaborate, sharing best practice and taking advantage of innovation – whether generated in the UK, the UAE or elsewhere. Therefore, the education delivered is fresh, exciting, engaging and equips pupils for tomorrow's world.

Recent studies also show that the quality of education delivered to children aged five, directly impacts their IGCSE performance. The high quality of Brighton College's education starts as soon as a child enters the school.

In addition to pupils' academic development, the College invests time in identifying and seeking to develop the individual passions of each child – whether music, drama, dance, sport, academic, green issues, community engagement, etc.

There are no stereotypes in Brighton College. Every child is valued as a unique individual. They are cared for, encouraged and developed so that they can maximise their true potential in a range of fields. This helps them identify what they would like to focus on when they come to the end of their schooling, and ultimately identify careers in due course.

How have Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Brighton College Al Ain performed academically?

Brighton College Al Ain (founded in 2013)

Brighton College Al Ain has established itself as one of the leading 3-18 British Curriculum schools in the Middle East, achieving two consecutive ‘Outstanding’ ratings from ADEK. 

In the past two years, four of their pupils have been awarded a Pearson Edexcel Outstanding Achievement Award, for attaining top GCSE marks worldwide and the UAE.

Brighton College Abu Dhabi (founded in 2011)

In 2020 achieved the best A-level and GCSE results in the Abu Dhabi.

Brighton College Abu Dhabi has established itself as a leading 3-18 British Curriculum school in the Middle East, achieving consecutive 'Outstanding' ratings from ADEK with some of the best A-level and GCSE results in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi each year, enabling their pupils to attend many of the top-ranked universities in the UK, USA and around the world.

What about University Entrances?

Almost all of Brighton’s pupils continue on to higher education, either immediately after the Upper Sixth or following a Gap Year. In the last five years, the most popular universities at Brighton College UK have been Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds and Exeter respectively, but our advice is not solely focused on these more academic institutions. We have successfully supported pupils moving on to art foundation courses, music conservatoire degrees and undergraduate courses as varied as fashion design, nursing and marketing. 

We had 31 Oxbridge offers in 2017 and 36 in 2016 – which is four times the average for a private school in the UK.  Currently, 53 former Brighton pupils attend Oxford and 64 are at Cambridge. 

Last year, pupils at Brighton College Abu Dhabi gained places to read Medicine at Harvard and Mathematics at Oxford – thanks to the school achieving the top A-level results among all of Abu Dhabi’s schools.

Over the past five years Brighton College pupils have gone to some of the world's finest universities:

  • 85 to Cambridge
  • 61 to Oxford
  • 61 to Bristol
  • 49 to Leeds
  • 53 to Exeter
  • 59 to UCL

What languages are on offer?

In line with Brighton Colleges globally, pupils have the opportunity to learn Arabic from Foundation Stage 1, French from Year 1 and from Year 7 (age 11) and Spanish from Year 6.

We are also happy to discuss with our pupils and parents what they would like to see offered and work to ensure our provision meets their needs. We naturally deliver Arabic for both native speakers and those learning Arabic as an additional language, in line with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines.

What sports can my child enjoy?

We offer a wide range of sports – within lessons as well as during co-curricular times.

We have facilities for football, rugby, athletics, basketball, netball, badminton and swimming.

How do you use ICT within the College?

To ensure that teaching is vibrant, inspiring and engaging, and that pupils have the knowledge, skills and understanding they need in order to be successful in the 21st century, at Brighton College Dubai ensures that:

  • The use of ICT supports excellent teaching in all areas of the curriculum and beyond.
  • Children’s love of learning is enhanced through ICT.
  • Pupils develop levels of computer literacy needed to fully prepare them for their future.
  • The College has an integrated ICT system that is used effectively by all.
  • We make use of ICT throughout the College to complement and enrich, not replace, many traditional teaching methods and supports pupil learning.

When are admissions open?

Admissions are open year round, to find out more please contact our Admissions department by calling us on 800 274448 or emailing admissions@brightoncollegedubai.ae to arrange a visit.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Please fill in our Enquiry Form or Application Form.

What are the entry requirements and how can parents apply?

For a clear step by step admissions process breakdown, please visit our How to Apply page .

Parents can apply through our website. Our Admissions team will follow up all queries and provide each family with a full and comprehensive outline of next steps. 

Please feel free to contact our Admissions team on 800 274448 or at admissions@brightoncollegedubai.ae

What is the teacher/pupil ratio?

In Foundation Stage 1 and 2, classes have a maximum of 20 pupils.

In Years 1-11, classes have a maximum of 24 pupils and in Years 12 & 13, A-level classes will consist of a smaller number of pupils. 

All classes have an appropriate adult/pupil balance and are supported by a team of learning assistants and specialist teachers.

What specialist subjects are offered?

The College aims to offer up to 21 subjects in Years 12 and 13 by the time the campus is fully developed. 

There will be an initial subject offer, and this will widen as the cohort grows and curriculum reviews reflect what pupils are keen to study, alongside what they require for further learning.

Where can I find out more about the teachers?

We have outstanding and inspirational teachers who can deliver a Brighton College education. Information on our teachers can be found on our Staff Page of this website.

What are the Timings of the College?

The school day starts from 07:30 for all staff.

The first lesson, which is House Registration, starts at 08:10 for all pupils each day. Prior to this, co-curricular activities will be offered from 6:55 for one hour.

Pupils not attending a morning CCA may come onsite from 07:30 with staff supervision.

On Thursday the school finishes slightly earlier at 14:40 for Prep and Senior pupils.

For Early Years pupils their day finishes at 14:30 throughout the week, with a sibling club offered for those that will be picked up at the later time of 15:40.