• We are always trying to improve the support programme we offer pupils to help them prepare for their choices and careers beyond Brighton College. At this stage we primarily assist them in exploring areas of interest and looking at skills relevant for the rigorous application processes, both for competitive university courses and beyond. Law is an increasingly popular field amongst pupils. As people with strong links to the school we would like our current Brighton College pupils to be able to benefit from your experience.

  • John David Shallow has died aged 89. He was born on June 4 1927 at Brighton College, where his father, George, was serving as a housemaster and his mother, Phyllis, was the daughter of the Headmaster, Canon William Dawson.

  • Su Wijeratna (née Cook) studied geography at Birmingham University after leaving Brighton College. She began her teaching career at Epsom College before moving to Eastbourne College where she became a regular visitor to Brighton, finding herself as Elizabeth Cody’s opposite number at several fixtures. She then became Head of Geography at St Benedict’s School in Ealing before moving on to be a Housemistress at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School. Since 2011, Su has worked at St Paul’s Girls’ School where she is Deputy Head and Director of Pastoral Care. Su was recently appointed as Lower Master at Eton College, the first woman to be so in the school’s 576-year history. She will take up the post this September.

  • Malcolm McVittie recently wrote a letter to the Head Master, describing his father’s experiences after leaving school. This letter recounted a story of bravery and perseverance.

  • Dear Old Brightonians,

     

    This has been a year in which once again the focus has been on creating an environment where every child feels valued for who he or she is. That’s not always easy amidst the maelstrom of hormonal change that bedevils teenagers (and no doubt drives one or two parents to distraction). But I think we succeed far more often than we fail. And I see this each day in the genuinely warm and supportive relations between pupils. Sometimes, we forget that this same focus on self-worth is also one of the key factors in pupils’ academic success. This is not very surprising. Young people who are happy in their own skins are always going to be more open to throwing themselves into their studies or indeed into their sport, music, drama and dance.

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