Kings Brighton

East Sussex

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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 115 (Boys) 115 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 15-19 years
  • Founded: 2017

Open Days

We have regular Open Days in the Autumn and Spring Terms. As personalized, independent schools we understand that our students and their families are concerned to ensure they have the most appropriate environment and study plan to meet their individual circumstances. We offer all students the opportunity to come for an individual consultation to discuss their specific circumstances, meet the Principal and other key staff and have a tour of the college. Please contact us to arrange your individual appointment.


We provide a range of GCSE, A-level, Year 12 transfer, Art and Design Foundation and International Foundation Programmes and Language Courses for day and boarding students. September and January start dates.

2019/2020 UK student fees

Full-time GCSEs/A-Levels from £4,974 per term

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2019/2020 International student fees

GCSEs/A-Levels/Foundation courses from £5,730 per term

For full details please see: or contact the college

2019/2020 Accommodation fees.

Student Residence: £11,727 - £14,133 per annum. Student Houses: £11,607 per annum. Homestay: £7,405 per annum.

School Contact Details

Kings Brighton
27-33 Ditchling Road
East Sussex

[t]: 01273 443403

Location Description

Kings Brighton is proud to take its place in the heart of Brighton, overlooking The Level, a Green Flag park on the Valley Gardens corridor. It is a vibrant, convenient area of the city, close to the major transport links. When you are a student here, all of Brighton is right on your doorstep. The Level is a beautiful green expanse, where students will be able to relax and join the many music, sports and other community events held there.

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School News

Kings Brighton independent day and boarding college East Sussex

At Kings, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, or ‘enrichment’ activities as they are also often known, alongside their

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main academic studies.

These activities range from participating in student councils and committees and nationally-accredited award schemes, to joining clubs and societies. Kings Brighton offers a host of different options including sports clubs such as Basketball, Football, Yoga and Zumba; creative clubs such as Art Club, Life Drawing, Photography and Music clubs; and clubs with a more academic focus such as Business and Current Affairs, Model United Nations and Surviving Uni.

The Enrichment Programme at Kings also enables students to take part in both local and international volunteering and fundraising schemes, and to complete work experience placements if they wish.

There are many benefits that come from involvement in these activities and schemes, some of which are highlighted below.

Developing new skills

Whilst many enrichment options give students the chance to further skills within a specific subject or hobby, such as Maths or Photography, for example, extracurricular activities are also great for developing softer, more transferable skills. These can include skills such as public speaking, working in a team and time management skills.

Developing new interests

One of the great things about the Kings enrichment programme is that it can allow students to explore completely new interests that they wouldn’t otherwise have been exposed to. They can also provide a great chance for students to broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world, particularly within the context of school which welcomes international students from a wide range of countries.

Helping students stand out within university and job applications

Extracurricular activities can help ensure students have plenty of evidence to include in both university and job applications that demonstrates they are well-rounded and have plenty of transferrable skills. For example, participation in Student Councils or on the Kings Business Enterprise scheme can show an ability to work as part of a team — or as a successful leader if a leadership position was held — and the determination to achieve goals.

Negin is currently completing a Medical Sciences degree at the University of Leeds. Speaking to us about her experience at Kings, she referenced how useful the enrichment programme had been when it came to applying to university.

“I did Biology club and UKCAT. UKCAT classes really helped me prepare for my UKCAT exam for entering the university. Biology club was more of a fun class that we could do exciting experiments that were not usually part of our study. I was also part of the Student Council. In my first year, I was the head of Charity Committee and the second year I was the secretary. Writing about my responsibilities during this time in my personal statement helped me to show the universities that I have some experience in leadership, which was an essential skill for my course. 

Complementing academic studies with a way to relax

Enrichment activities can often provide a very welcome alternative to the rigours and intensity of academic study. Undertaking activities that complement class-based learning with a more relaxed pace, or which help keep the body fit as well as the mind, can be of huge benefit to our students.

Providing opportunities for socialising

Being a member of a club or committee is a great way to spend more time with peers and make new friends. Given that extracurricular activities may be undertaken with people that students don’t usually interact with, it also offers the potential to meet new people with similar interests and to build friendships outside of the usual circles. This ensures that social networks are widened, and that communication and interpersonal skills are honed.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The extensive range of opportunities available add to all aspects of students’ personal development and well-being.

“The college offers a range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, including art, chess, yoga, economics and music, as well as workshops on debating, cinema, study skills and salsa dancing. Trips to the local football ground, museums, food markets and fringe theatre contribute to students’ self-confidence, social skills and community awareness.” Kings Brighton Ofsted Report, 2018.

Kings Brighton independent college East Sussex

2019 is shaping up to be yet another exciting year of success for students at Kings Brighton.

All students benefit from a structured and personally tailored

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University Application Programme. They are supported throughout the whole process by our team of experienced expert academics and counsellors.

Students’ choice of university may be influenced by a range of factors and are encouraged to explore their opportunities in detail. They are assisted to identify the most appropriate degrees and specialist institutions to meet their individual ambitions in their chosen subject and professional areas.

University Offers continue to be confirmed and it is interesting to see the A to Z range of subjects, prestigious universities and leaders in their fields for which our student have already received Offers. These include:


Accounting and Finance; Architecture; Automotive Engineering; Business and Management; Computer Science; Drama, Applied Theatre and Education;  Drama and English; Economics; Education; English Literature and Drama; Fashion Accessory and Textiles Futures; Fashion Design; Fashion Textiles; Fashion Marketing and Management; Illustration Animation; Illustration and Visual Communication; International Business and Management; International Tourism and Hospitality Management; Marketing and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Motorsport Engineering; Neuroscience; Neuroscience with Cognitive Science; Pharmacy (Master of; 4 Years); Photography; Politics and International Relations; Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science;  Zoology (with a year abroad) and many more!

Leading and Specialist Universities:

Bath; Birmingham; Brighton; Bristol; Brunel; Coventry; Durham; East Anglia (UEA); Exeter; Istituto Marangoni; Kent; Kings College London (KCL); Kingston; Lancaster; Leeds; Loughborough; Manchester; Newcastle; Queens’s Belfast; Queen Mary; Ravensbourne; Richmond, The American University in London; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London);  Royal Holloway; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; Sussex; University for the Creative Arts (UCA); University College London (UCL) and more!

Kings Brighton independent college East Sussex

Are you looking for opportunities for A-level or Art & Design Foundation studies starting in January 2019?

Contact us now to learn more about how we

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could help you achieve your ambitions.

January 7th start date 2019

Kings Brighton independent College East Sussex

Kings Brighton is a modern, independent college for ambitious students looking for a more yet supportive learning environment and community in which they

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can express their own identity, explore their interests and achieve their ambitions We provide a range of GCSE, A-level, Year 12 transfer, Art and Design Foundation and Easter Revision programmes for Day and Boarding students.

Join us for our Open Day –  Saturday 3rd November 10:00am to 12:00pm

Get to know the college, meet the Principal and learn more about the opportunities at Kings Brighton.

If you are unable to make this date, please contact us and we will arrange an individual appointment with you.

We look forward to meeting you soon and discussing how we might be able to help you achieve your ambitions.

Tel:                       01273 443403



Kings Brighton independent day and boarding school East Sussex

GCSE and A-level results days’ mark significant educational milestones. They are points at which students make personal choices about the next critical stage

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of their journey. An independent sixth form college, such as Kings Brighton, may be the answer.

Kings’ aspiration is always to be student-centred; to place the best interests of each and every student at the core of all they do. Examination grades are one measure of success and Kings students certainly achieve impressive results. Kings 2018 results include:


81% A* – B (9 – 6)

86% A* – C (9 – 4)

48% Grades 9 – 7 in Maths


A*-A      42%

A*-B      65%

A*-C      80%

However, Kings believe their role is about much more than just statistics, it is about changing lives. The following extracts from a recent conversation with Kings Brighton student, Joe, and his mother, Colette, provide a personal insight in to the Kings difference.

Joe: It is amazing to think how far I have come, as a journey, the help I have been given, the guidance and support. Just getting me to this point is unbelievable,

I am over the moon.

Colette: When we discovered the Kings opportunity and met with the Principal, who was amazing, it totally felt right. He said to us “We will work with Joe to find the right pathway for him and we will customise his education for him”, I thought “This is just gold.” What Joe has had from the tutors, the academic and emotional support have been great.

J: It is because of Kings that I am going to university… Kings has been a great step, a building block towards that, learning to be independent.

C: The environment here has been amazing and the relationships he has made have been a great bridge for university because he has come out of the school environment and made a great bunch of international friends.

J: Friends for life.

J: At Kings, I had the balance. Yes you enjoy yourself, you make your friends, there are so many activities you can do but also the education standard, the level of teaching, the support you get is on another level to something you would get anywhere else.

C: I am thrilled. Thrilled and proud and grateful and thankful, everything. Because it takes a village, sure Joe has to do his part because no one can do it other than him but the infrastructure, the teaching support that he has had have been inspirational. They should all feel really proud.

J: I found that I was more capable than I thought, and I was understanding things a lot more. There are so many different ways of learning and Kings help you to find the way that you learn best… and this was incorporated into my lessons.

C: That kind of custom learning he wouldn’t have got that if he had of stayed where he was. Everyone learns differently, and you have to be able to engage with your teachers, enjoy their company and want to be with them. Kings were able to do that and custom design to get the best out of Joe, we know that it is in there, we just need to find it and pull it out.

J: When you are loving learning, when you are having fun, when you are doing this because you like it, rather than because you have to; they get the best out of you, they get that belief out of you.

C: I would like to say good luck to anyone else who comes here and is afforded the same experience and opportunity. It is the best thing that could have ever happened to us.

Kings Brighton independent college East Sussex

Kings Brighton offers a mature yet supportive learning community, providing the perfect bridge between school and the country’s leading universities. Ofsted’s independent feedback helps the

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college to ensure it maintains consistently high standards of support for student welfare, personal development and continued exceptional learning and progression outcomes for its pupils.

At Kings, a personalised learning approach is central, delivered through very small classes (4 -10 students per class). Learning is contextualised to ensure students gain both detailed subject knowledge and transferable skills. The inspectors noted:

“Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and clearly understand the requirements of the courses they are teaching. They plan activities using carefully chosen topics which will engage students and enable them to make good progress. For example, in an economics lesson, when discussing inflation, and in a law lesson, when students were being introduced to contract law, the examples used were ones to which students could immediately relate. The discussions contributed to highly effective learning.”

Dedicated and expert university counselling was another quality highlighted by Ofsted: 

“Students were very positive about the quality of support they receive for their university applications. The advice and guidance undoubtedly helps them to choose the best courses and universities for their future. The preparation for the next stage of their education or employment is excellent.”

The Kings philosophy has always been inclusive and student-centred. It is built around mutual respect between staff and students, and also embraces a global perspective. A final word from Ofsted: 

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Excellent relationships at all levels and a high degree of trust make the college a stimulating and pleasant place for everyone to work.”

GCSE and A-level Easter Revision Programmes, Kings Brighton. Start dates 26th March and 3rd April.

The Easter Revision Programme at Kings Brighton is designed

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for A-level or GCSE students who are preparing for their crucial examinations in May/ June. Our courses are carefully designed, with an integrated approach, to address three key areas:

Subject knowledge
Kings’ experienced teachers will cover the core syllabus of all examination boards, helping students developing their understand of both individual topics and a synoptic overview of their subject(s).

Exam Strategies
Through the extensive use and analysis of past papers and sample questions, students will gain a greater understanding of the structure of their examinations, improve their ability to answer examination questions to maximise the marks gained and develop effective individual strategies as to how they will approach each paper.

Revision techniques and planning
Students will be given the opportunity to try a range of revision techniques and planning strategies and develop the skills needed to design their own revision tools and plans for their GCSE or A-level examinations and these can be carried forward for their future studies.

Key facts

Start dates: 26 March3 April 2018

Length: 1 week per subject (A-level: 4 full days per week; GCSE: 4 full days or 4 half days per week)

Lessons: 28 hours per week for A-level; 14 hours per subject per week for GCSE

Class size range: 4-10 students

Tuition fees:
1 A-level subject: £795 per week (4 full days)
1 GCSE subject: £395 per week (4 half days)
2 GCSE subjects: £795 per week (4 full days)

Learning outcomes:

  • A better understanding of the core syllabus
  • A better exam technique
  • Greater confidence for the upcoming exams in May/ June
  • Identification of individual revision strategies and planning

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