The Brighton College of UK will open its new branch in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next year. The 40,000-square-metre school campus is expected to be located in Al Barsha South
The school will offer a FS1 (Foundation Stage 1) to Year 13 of education in British curriculum in a coeducational setting, leading to the award of IGCSEs and A-level certificates to students.
“British education in Dubai is known for its high-quality teaching and learning, as well as its well-being-centred approach. We welcome Brighton College to a collaborative and giving schools community in Dubai,” said Dr Abdullah Al Karam, chairman of the Board of Directors and director-general of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Richard Cairns, the headmaster of Brighton College, said, “As the UK’s top coeducational 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.”
Brighton College was established in 1845 and has achieved numerous recognitions and awards. Recently, the school has named as the Most Forward-Thinking School in Britain in the 2017 Independent Schools’ awards in The Week magazine.
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.”
The KHDA has approved the fees the school that will range from Dh64,000 to Dh107,000. In year one of its operation, there will also be a Founders Fee ranging from Dh64,000 to Dh98,00o, which will be valid to students throughout their duration at the school.