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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 57,800
to: Dirham 95,250
Address: Al Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

Capacity for 1400 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

Local 9%
International 91%

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English Language Support is part of our transition and support to our pupils.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

Early Years: 20 pupils per class
Pre-Prep: 24 pupils per class
Prep School: 24 pupils per class
Senior School: 24 pupils per class.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

Our first cohort of Year 11 pupils are taking their exams this academic year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Brighton College Dubai is committed to an inclusive approach, ensuring that every pupil, regardless of their individual learning profile, has every opportunity to be truly independent and choose their own path. All pupils are supported through carefully tailored programmes of study, advice and support when needed, and the recruitment of expert teachers and senior leaders.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Pupils who are more able are challenged regularly with extension activities in the classroom. They can be nominated for ‘The Sheikh Zayed Group’ which provides special inspirational classes and a mentor for each pupil. There are also critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving CCAs as well as examination preparation activities that pupils can extend themselves through.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes – we work closely with The Developing Child Centre in Dubai.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we have an admissions policy which requires new pupils to go through playdate/assessment/interview process. In addition, parents are required to submit recent school/nursery reports and pastoral/character reference.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

FS1 to Year 2: pupils will meet with Head of Pre Prep or Class Teacher for a playdate in a classroom environment.

Year 3 to Year 6: pupils are required to complete age relevant CAT4 and writing assessment.

Year 7 to Year 11: pupils are required to complete age relevant CAT4 and writing assessment. An interview with Deputy Head of the Senior School will be required in some instances.

Sixth Form: admission into our Sixth Form will be based on a combination of CAT4, an analytical writing task; a meeting with the Head of 6th Form; character reference, predicted IGCSE/GCSE grades and copies of assessed mock Mathematics and analytical IGCSE/GCSE papers.

Waiting list

We currently do not have a waiting list in any year groups. Limited places are still available in all year groups.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Currently we are accepting applications for future academic year. The assessments for the new academic year will start as early as November.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending the time of the year and the year group pupils is applying for, we would consider applicants throughout the academic year.

School start time

FS1 and FS2: 7:50a.m.
Year 1 to Year 6: 7:30a.m
Year 7- Year 12: 7:15am.

School finish time

FS1 and FS2: 14:20 ( 13:20 on Thursday)
Year 1 and Year 2: 14:20 ( 13:20 on Thursday)
Year 3 to Year 6: 14:40 ( 13:40 on Thursday)
Year 7 to Year 12: 15:00( 15:00 on Thursday)

Supervised care before/after school


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required

Yes, all pupils are required to wear uniform.


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

With the COVID-19 restrictions all extracurricular activities have been cancelled. However, we do have special approval to offer number of sports in the morning before the school starts. This starts for pupils in Year 3 onwards.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Range of outstanding sporting facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, IAAF-standard running track, football pitches, tennis and basketball courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At Brighton College Dubai, we focus first on the thing that matters most - your happiness. We know that young people only flourish when they are treated with love, kindness and respect. So we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual, whether that person be shy or confident, sport, scholarly or both. We just want pupils to be true to themselves, happy in their own skins and kind to one another.

Teaching approach of the school

There are many unique features of a Brighton College education: academic excellence, enabling its pupils to access the world’s leading universities; an innovative and creative approach to learning, to ensure that Brighton's pupils are ready for the world of tomorrow; the importance of kindness; and encouraging Brighton's boys and girls to aspire to make a real difference in their lives and in the lives of others. Brighton also understands that children’s aspirations beyond school are individual and that they need to be open to broad horizons. That is why entrepreneurship and innovation in learning are key features of a Brighton education.

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