Private Education Awards 2023

28 | LUXlife Magazine British School of the Year 2023 – Dubai Brighton College Dubai is one of the most well respected and in demand independent British schools in the UAE. Providing its pupils with a vibrant, enjoyable, and challenging work environment, the college possesses the distinctive ethos of a British independent school coupled with the values and dynamic culture offered by the UAE. The mission of the college is to create well-rounded individuals who are kind, happy, and well-equipped with skills for life beyond their school career. We speak with the Head Master, Simon Crane, who tells us more about how the school strikes the perfect balance between the British and Dubai school systems, providing excellence for all its pupils. Located in a state-of-the-art campus in Al Barsha South, Brighton College Dubai is home to world-class facilities, and is a leading British curriculum school in the UAE. With highly experienced, friendly, and talented staff, the college provides an outstanding standard of education, just as other Brighton Colleges do the world-over. “We are committed to instill a life-long love of learning in every child, equipping them with the curiosity and confidence necessary to achieve anything, which is something that sets us apart from other schools in the area and indeed the wider country”, says Head Master, Simon Crane. The College provides endless opportunities for pupils to pursue their passions and discover new talents. With an offering of over 200 co-curricular activities outside the usual timetable, pupils can experience everything from traditional team sports to horse riding and sailing, modern languages including Spanish, German and Mandarin, Model United Nations, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Not to mention the endless music and performing arts opportunities across the school with multiple choirs, bands, and orchestras. With strong ties to its sister school, Brighton College in the UK, the school can guarantee it is British, not just in name and curriculum, but in its culture, ethos, and high academic standards. A high level of academic achievement is reached every year by pupils, with outstanding results consistently achieved at GCSE and A Level. Mr Crane comments; “Academic excellence is of importance to the school, but we also ensure that a love of learning, innovation, and kindness permeates throughout the school. A culture of kindness is well promoted throughout the college and is rewarded on a daily basis, which creates a very happy school environment.” Brighton College Dubai also offers a ‘Bright Start’ programme for its future FS1 pupils to help them transition into the college learning environment. Children are invited to the school to participate in play sessions to help them build independence ahead of starting full time. Commenting on winning British School of the Year in Dubai, Mr Crane comments; “We have built a wonderful community at Brighton College Dubai. Our dedicated, highly skilled, and caring educators and supportive staff create an outstanding learning environment for our pupils to thrive and become the best possible versions of themselves. In addition, our welcoming parent community ensures that our culture of kindness is an integral part of our ethos, extending a warm embrace to newcomers.” Consistently achieving outstanding results and nurturing the highest calibre of individuals through its teaching and extra-curricular programmes, Brighton College Dubai more than lives up to its award, and is sure to continually provide excellence well into the future. Contact: [email protected] Company: Brighton College Dubai Web Address: