School Description

“Students’ personal and social development, and their innovation skills, are outstanding. Their leadership of initiatives which shape their own community is highly developed. They are highly innovative and imaginative and show outstanding qualities of tolerance and respect.”

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, 2018

Welcome to Brighton College Al Ain,

With a true focus on the individual child and their own personal journey, we provide a seamless progression of outstanding education aimed at developing the talents, skills and personality of every pupil aged 3 to 18.

Our outstanding education is made possible through our innovative British curriculum, supportive family atmosphere and highly skilled teachers who inspire students to develop a love of learning. This happy combination is further enhanced by our multi-cultural community, where students are open-minded and tolerant, and encouraged every day to ‘Be The Best You’.

Our vision here at Brighton College Al Ain is to be the leading British style school in the Gulf. We guide all our children into becoming successful adults who are well-educated, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women, ready to take a full, active and positive roles in the life of our country and of our world.

Located in Zakher, our purpose-built, 28 acre iconic campus holds the latest educational facilities, including a 450-seat auditorium, a full-size IAFF-accredited athletics track, 25 metre swimming pool, all-weather football pitches and bespoke science and ICT labs. The School is able to provide an outstanding level of education, just as other Brighton Colleges already do around the world.

First rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge in 2016, we are proud to have secured another ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2018. We are hugely proud of our school and warmly invite you to come and visit us, to see for yourself the vision and education we live each day here at Brighton College Al Ain.

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Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

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    Oliver Bromley-Hall
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We are keen to ensure that we know all of our pupils as individuals and that through this we can help them to find their talents and passions. By offering a wide range of activities we hope to provide all pupils with exciting and stimulating experiences which enhance their learning within the classroom and beyond.
In the Junior School, ECAs run after the school day and offer all pupils in Years 1-5 the opportunity to take part in a multitude of clubs throughout the week such as Gymnastics, Construction, Acting, Art club, Spanish and many more. The ECA Programme is modified every six weeks to allow for a wide range of activities to be covered over the course of the year and ensure we have something fun for everyone to get involved in.

In the Senior School, pupils have the opportunity to take part in programmes such as Debating, Advanced Latin, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Chess Leagues, Science club, Eco School, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Awards. Activities are regularly reviewed and renewed to ensure options reflect the diverse skills, interests and enthusiasms of our community, and ensure that pupils enjoy a well-rounded educational experience from which they can draw influence and inspiration long after they have left us.

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