Brighton College Al Ain

Brighton College Al Ain opened its doors in September 2013 in the city of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Garden City of the United Arab Emirates. It is the second of Brighton College’s sister schools in the UAE and is housed in a purpose-built, iconic 28-acre campus located one hour from the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Brighton College Al Ain boasts state-of-the-art facilities and is committed to becoming one of the leading schools in the Gulf.

Our co-educational Junior School caters for pupils in FS1 up to Year 4, alongside the Boys’ School and Girls’ School for children from Years 5 to 9. Years 10 to 13 will open from 2014 and by 2017 the College will educate 1,200 pupils across the full 3-18 age range, offering a British-style curriculum leading to GCSEs and the IB Diploma/A-levels. Brighton College Al Ain is an academically selective school and admits pupils based upon the outcomes of an entry assessment.

Head Master’s Welcome

A warm welcome to Brighton College Al Ain, a new British-curriculum school following in the footsteps of Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Brighton College, the UK’s Independent School of the Year 2011-12. The Brighton College family of schools stand for academic excellence, where every pupil is valued and every success shared and celebrated.

We bring to Al Ain the values of a British-style independent education: our aim will be to turn out young men and women who are intellectually curious, confident and able to respond to the rapidly changing world in which they will pursue further study and work.

From the very youngest child to those about to leave to study at university, every pupil is provided with a demanding and enjoyable Brighton College education, developing the whole person through academic work, pastoral care, sport, performing arts and enrichment activities. Team and group success will be celebrated at every opportunity, and individual pupils praised for their own achievements and efforts every day. Brighton pupils will not shy from adversity but instead will seek challenges in all that they do.

Brighton College Family of Schools

Brighton College Al Ain is the second of Brighton’s international schools.

Brighton College Abu Dhabi opened its doors in 2011 and was inaugurated by His Royal Highness The Duke of York and His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Zayed Al Nahayan. It currently educates 1,100 pupils from FS1 to Year 11. The Sixth Form opens in September 2014.

Brighton College UK educates almost 2,000 pupils across its Pre-Prep School, three Prep Schools and Senior School. It was recently selected by the Sunday Times as England’s Independent School of the Year and the Head Master, Richard Cairns, was named Headmaster of the Year 2012 by Tatler.

The Brighton Family of Schools is committed to turning out well-educated, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women who are ready to take a full, active and positive role in the life of their country and of our world.


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