Brighton College Dubai, along with its sister schools around the globe, is renowned for upholding a record of outstanding academic results and offering pupils a positive, inclusive environment where they can thrive in their personal and academic growth. Set on a 42-acre state-of-the-art campus in Al Barsha, Dubai, the school has unrivalled facilities and specialised learning spaces, including nature-inspired play areas in Early Years, a ceramics studio, padel tennis courts, a full-length outdoor swimming pool and a black box drama studio. The College also offers more than 200 co-curricular activities, allowing children to explore a wide range of interests; from Model United Nations to sailing or sign language. The College’s House system offers many opportunities to contribute to the community by fundraising or charitable work, alongside many positions of responsibility such as a House Captain, UAE Ambassador or membership of the Pupil Council. The ethos of the College centres around a deep commitment to the individual strengths and interests of each child, providing the basis for a truly exceptional education. All members of the Brighton College family of schools share the same values, focusing on encouraging curiosity, confidence and kindness.
Al Barsha South, Dubai, UAE
First, we recommend you visit the school during opening hours where you will have a chance to talk with a member of the leadership team, see the classes in action and ask any questions you may have of admissions. Once you have decided to apply, there is an assessment stage which takes the form of a playdate (or provision of video for children outside of the UAE) under 8 years old, and a CAT4 assessment (online or in person) for children aged 8 - 18 years.
GCSE, AS Level and A-Level
Brighton College Dubai is proud to offer its pupils more than 200 choices for co-curricular pursuits. These 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.
The school's commitment to the world beyond the classroom is a key element of our wider curriculum.
Sporting activities include netball, football, swimming and a range of dance from ballet to jazz to modern, whilst cultural activities include Sheikh Zayed Club, Speakers Corner, Choir and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pupils can also explore a wide range of skill-building pursuits such as No-heat Cookery, Coding, Origami, Cheerleading and Arabic Calligraphy. In the academic year 2022/23 we introduced some exciting off-site offerings including Golf at the Montgomerie Hotel, Rowing at Monty's Rowing School, the Palm, Horse Riding in Sustainable City and Sailing at Sofitel, the Palm. We are also offering an onsite CCA provided by BODA (British Overseas Dramatic Arts).
We encourage our pupils to try something new each term, to enable them to broaden their outlook and to enjoy developing new skills as they do so.