College Open Mornings (11+, 13+, 16+): Saturday 30th January and Saturday 23rd April 2015 9.30am - 12.30pm; Pre-Prep and Prep (3+ to 10+): Saturday 23rd January and Saturday 7th May 2015 9.00am - 1.00pm - If you would like to receive our current prospectus and additional information or attend one of our open mornings please complete the Online Enquiries Form or contact a member of the Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01273 704343 (Pre-Prep and Prep Schools), 01273 704201 (Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form)...Read more >>
Head Master Richard Cairns
Many names have strong associations with Brighton College. They are woven into the fabric of the school through plaques, memorials and the names of buildings. One example is Williams, from which our second-oldest girl’s house takes its name. Peggy Williams was born in Chichester House in 1896, and, rather amazingly, was able to attend the opening of ‘her’ house in 1990. Much of Peggy’s long life was connected to the school, as she married Reverend A J Williams, College Chaplain and Housemaster of Wilsons (a now extinct house).
A warm welcome to our newest members of the Old Brightonians; our leavers of 2016.
On Thursday 30th June we celebrated at the College with a service for our leavers, and after the traditional leavers photographs on the lawn the College then celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony for Upper 6th Leavers.
Dear Old Brightonians, We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school. Their names will be put up on honours boards in their houses along with the year in which they captained the team.
About six months ago, our maintenance team asked me to take a look at a large sign stored in their workshop. I popped down to investigate and discovered a name plate from the Brighton College steam locomotive, part of the SR V class, more commonly known as the Schools Class.
On Friday 17th June we gathered to remember the 976 Old Brightonians who served in the Great War and in particular the 149 who died, never to return.
"The impact on the mood of my students is palpable. Almost all of those I have spoken to expressed sadness and surprise at the decision"
This is the transcript of Simon Smith's moving & heartfelt address at Bill Blackshaw's Requiem Mass on 21st June 2016.
May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of all our hearts be always acceptable in your sight, O God our strength and our Redeemer.
William Simon Blackshaw. WSB. Bill. William was the Christian name of his grandfather, a clergyman and noted preacher. Simon because he was born on the Feast day of St Si-mon and Jude, 28 October, in 1930. His father Charles was a housemaster at Cranleigh and went on to become headmaster of the Prep school. A family conscious of its fore-bears and a life prescribed from its very beginning by the two influences that were to shape its course - the cycles and rhythms of the Church of England; and by schools.
We are delighted to welcome the leavers of Brighton College Abu Dhabi to the Old Brightonians this year.
The phrase "one picture is worth a thousand words" suggests that an image can more lucidly communicate a complex idea or experience. Perhaps overused, the idiom has lost some resonance over the years. However, I would argue my experiences in recent weeks, while searching for images linked to our roll of honour, have brought home the truth behind the phrase. In fact, three photographs had such a profound emotional impact, I felt the need to share them here.
If you are planning a visit to Brighton and would like a tour of the College and your old House, it is much better to contact us first so that we can be prepared for your arrival and have the time to show you around properly.
We are always delighted to see OBs back at the College but it can be disappointing for both you and us if we cannot allocate enough time to your visit due to other commitments. These days we are governed by strict health and safety laws, safeguarding and security measures which mean that visitors have to be accompanied around the campus.
These rules apply as much in the holidays as in term time as the College has various commercial lettings involving large numbers of children. It is a frustrating situation for all of us when you are not able to see all that you want to, and we would appreciate your consideration in helping us make it easier for you.
Please telephone Angelina in the OB office to let us know when you would like to visit on 01273 704 226.
The Development and Alumni Relations Office's primary role is to support the Head Master and Governors in realising the long-term plans of the school, by raising non-fee income, and by building a network of strong relationships among parents, staff, Old Brightonians and other friends and supporters.
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