Pastoral care

Brighton succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child. Every boy and girl at Brighton College is valued for his or her own sake, encouraged to develop his or her talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.

Above all else, Brighton is well known for its warm and positive atmosphere, and for offering a caring, supportive and tolerant environment in which children thrive and love to learn.

Curiosity, Confidence and Kindness

Three core elements underpin all that we do at Brighton College Abu Dhabi, and indeed all the Brighton Schools: curiosity, confidence and kindness.  We promote curiosity and a love of learning from the earliest age when boys and girls join us at 3, right through to our leavers at 18, which is one of the reasons they do so well in examinations and go on to some of the top universities around the world. Academic interest on its own is not enough though, and results, excellent as they are, do not tell you much about the richness of a Brighton education. Meeting our pupils does though; all visitors comment on their confidence and politeness as they engage with everyone and anyone and are unfailingly great company. This confidence – the right sort of confidence – arises from their being encouraged to participate in lessons and co-curricular activities such as drama, music, sport and debating, in which they learn to cooperate and show each other mutual respect and kindness. At all levels, it is hard to imagine a more welcoming school, in which established pupils and staff are valued and newcomers are always made to feel appreciated and quickly play an important part in our community. We stress at all times the importance of kindness and we encourage pupils actively to seek opportunities to demonstrate their commitment to this vital quality.