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Brighton College

Brighton College

House System

Pupils in the Prep and Senior Schools are allocated to one of the Houses. Each House is co-educational and has the same structure: a Housemaster or Housemistress plus at least five Tutors. Each year group has a Tutor who is responsible for the immediate day-to-day organisation of pupils and who helps monitor and guide pastoral and academic progress. The Tutor is likely to be the first port of call for a family when contacting the school, and we hope that a strong partnership will develop over the years between the school and home. The Housemaster or Housemistress maintains the overview of all the pupils in his or her House and is responsible for its tone and ethos. He/she will also take specific interest in key areas of the pupils' progress, such as GCSE choices and university admissions, and will also be involved to help pupils through any disciplinary issues.

Each House develops its own ethos and spirit and the House Competition is fiercely fought and offers opportunities for all pupils to represent their House in a wide range of events and activities, from Singing to Swimming and Entrepreneurship to Tug-o-War. In particular, there are a large number of non-sporting events, alongside the huge range of traditional House sports competitions.

The school allocates new pupils to Houses in such a way as to spread their wide range of backgrounds, skills and talents in a uniform way. The Houses are:

  • Chichester (Senior)
  • Fenwick (Senior)
  • Hampden (Senior)
  • Ryle (Senior)
  • Al Hosn (Prep)
  • Al Bithnah (Prep)
  • Fujairah (Prep)
  • Al Jahili (Prep)