Leading British curriculum school Brighton College Dubai is delighted to announce that it has been rated Outstanding in all categories, the highest possible grading, in a British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspection at the College last month.
The British Schools Overseas report is benchmarked against the standards expected of effective independent schools in England and the in-depth inspection saw inspectors visit 49 lessons, assemblies and parent workshops across three days. Having met all 87 standards in the report’s framework of quality expectations, the College is now fully endorsed by the Department for Education (DfE) in London.
Simon Crane, Head Master at Brighton College Dubai, commented: “This is a fantastic testament to the exceptional work of all of our staff – from our governors to our teachers, pastoral leaders and support staff. We all take pride in Brighton College Dubai being a true sister school of Brighton College in the UK and replicate the processes of how the UK school is operated in Dubai to be a truly independent British school. The excellent British Schools Overseas rating shows how successfully we are executing this, and I have no doubt that Brighton College Dubai will continue to go from strength to strength.”
The British Schools Overseas inspection report, which is quality assured by Ofsted, highlighted several aspects of the College which have contributed to its across-the-board outstanding rating. The report noted that attainment and progress in English, mathematics and science are outstanding across the College with almost all of the College’s pupils reaching standards above the national averages in England. Inspectors also as noted that the curriculum at Brighton College Dubai is outstanding as it consistently offers rich, varied and highly engaging lessons and extra-curricular opportunities, as well as bringing to life the College’s ethos and drive to deliver a culture of curiosity, confidence and kindness.
Brighton College Dubai’s teaching, learning and assessment style was rated outstanding in all phases of the school due to the teaching pace and level of challenges presented to pupils, which is seen as the top reason why pupils are thriving. Also rated outstanding in the report were the school’s leadership and management, with inspectors reporting Brighton College Dubai leaders showed qualities of inspiring ambition among pupils. The report also highlighted that attitudes and enthusiasm for learning, combined with excellent pupil behaviour, and very good teacher-classroom management, make Brighton College Dubai classrooms vibrant learning centres.
Also highlighted as outstanding in the report was the level of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with inspectors stating that Brighton College Dubai pupils are kind, responsible and caring individuals and their behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary.
Head Master at Brighton College Dubai, Simon Crane, added: “Every day we strive to instil a culture of kindness and a sense of community amongst the Brighton College Dubai family so to see the BSO report highlighting how pupils proudly said that ‘kindness is what connects us’, and parents unanimously agreeing ‘we are a big family’, is a true testament to our efforts in bringing the College’s core values to life.”