Unlike its independent school counterparts, Brighton is not a wealthy school and cannot rely on an investment portfolio created by the founding fathers to fund capital projects. In its long history the College has relied upon philanthropic donations to fund major work. In order to maintain its beautiful Victorian buildings and provide first class modern facilities, the school has to run a 'tight ship' but also to seek the financial support of parents, former pupils, friends and generous institutions. The support of those who choose to 'give back' makes a huge difference to the College.
There are many ways of giving to the college, and we are extremely grateful for any support we receive, regardless of the amount.
The Foundation Scholars scheme offers Brighton College's first class education to deserving pupils who have strong academic potential but come from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds, and whose parents are unable to afford the fees. More details...
In 2015 we put in place the Brighton Fund, an unrestricted fund that will support the College's activities. We are asking our Old Brightonians, current parents and friends to support this fund, with planned regular giving where possible, which will enable us to plan for the future. The number of individuals contributing to the College is just as significant as the amount we raise. The more people who make a gift, of any amount, the more we can achieve together. Whether it's helping a family in need of bursarial support, or refurbishing a House, you can trust the College to steward the Brighton Fund to where the need is greatest.
Former Headmaster William Blackshaw returned to the College on Saturday 28th January 2012, together with family and friends, for the formal opening of the Blackshaw Building, named in his honour. Formerly the classrooms for the Pre-Prep School, which moved over the summer to the old Roedean Junior School, the Blackshaw Building now houses the Maths, PE and EAL departments.
Brighton College has seen many generations of families pass through the gates, and following the generous endowment from the Association of Old Brightonians in 2010 we are delighted to announce that the OBA bursary has been awarded to a Sixth Former for the academic years 2011-12 through to 2012-13. The OBA Bursary is awarded to descendants of former pupils of the college.
The new Centre for Sports and Science will provide pupils with a stunning space where scientific and sporting disciplines weave around one another. Effortlessly blending together science laboratories and training in an exciting and thought-provoking hub. More details...
The Every Boy Remembered Campaign can be seen on our website www.brightoncollegeremembers.com. Each of the 149 Old Brightonians who died in the Great War is remembered in the Roll of Honour, which also features newscuttings, letters from the front, photographs and other memorabilia.
Once again the sun shone on the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion as the Head Master welcomed some 100 donors and supporters of the project to enjoy an afternoon of sport, on Saturday 8th September, at the recently re-named Jubilee Ground. Some had not visited the ground at East Brighton Park for many years – 72 years in the case of Old Brightonian Richard Batt (H 1936-40), who joined the College shortly after the school acquired the playing fields in 1926. Others were more recent and frequent spectators, being current parents at the school, and some admitted that their donations were made from 'enlightened self-interest' as they celebrated the fact that the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion would afford some welcome shelter from the elements on rather less glorious days!
We are delighted to announce that planning permission was granted last week for the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion to be built on the New Ground in East Brighton Park. The one-storey building will have large changing rooms, a stunning café-bar overlooking the New Ground and an impressive entrance foyer, providing a warm and welcoming environment for pupils, staff and spectators. Other groups are also set to benefit as the new facilities will also be made available to other sporting groups from around the community.
A plaque has been erected in the Sammy Woods Pavilion to honour the enormous contribution of Geoff Lees, a former House Master of Aldrich, accomplished sportsman and great friend to many Old Brightonians. A number of Association members have already seen the plaque but next time you are a spectator at a game on the Home Ground, please do spare a moment to pop into the Pavilion and see it.
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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