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.

The scheme was established in September 2007, as the Kingsford Scholarship Programme, in partnership with Kingsford Community School, an inner city secondary comprehensive school in a deprived area in Beckton, East London. In 2011 Brighton College expanded the programme, taking two pupils from Patcham High School, a Brighton comprehensive. The selection process is rigorous, with places offered subject to satisfactory results at GCSE, and after presentations and interviews at the College. If you are interested in appllying for a scholarship, please complete the online enquiries form.

The programme was launched with funding from HSBC, who have continued to part-fund places through their Scholarship Programme, and we are very grateful to those Trusts and individuals who have also supported the initiative. Further committed funding would enable us to secure the programme in future years and to expand the number and types of scholarships offered. This might include places for younger pupils entering the College at age 11 or 13, or those from disadvantaged backgrounds who show exceptional sporting or musical ability, and assistance for existing pupils whose families, through changed circumstances, may struggle to continue to fund their children's education.

If you would like to make a donation to support our Foundation Scholarship scheme, please click here:

For further information about Foundation Scholarships, and how you can help, please contact the Development Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling 01273 704375 or write to the Development Office, Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 0AL.


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