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Bellerbys Brighton Inspiring excellence in a caring environment

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Bellerbys College Brighton

Be inspired to achieve at Bellerbys College Brighton

Bellerbys College Brighton is a truly modern interpretation of an English boarding school, where the needs of the international student are at the forefront of everything we do. We provide a caring community in which you can develop personally and academically.

We offer a diverse range of subjects and study levels that will prepare you for university and beyond. The combination of our expert tuition, enrichment programmes, study facilities and friendly atmosphere of the city make Bellerbys College Brighton a truly great place in which to learn.

Our courses

Bellerbys College Brighton welcomes students from the age of 13, with our GCSE Pathway Programme allowing you to focus on the subjects you are passionate about from an early age. As a younger student, you will be supported by excellent pastoral care. A House Mistress will supervise your evening and weekend activities, providing a safe and homely environment in which to embark on your academic journey.

A Levels provide a passport to the very best UK universities. Brighton offers a wide range of A Level choices, so that as a GCSE student you can continue your pathway studies with us. Or, as a new student, you can also join us in Year 12 (aged 15.5+) to take your A Levels.

In addition to courses taught in traditional UK schools we also offer courses specially tailored for international students. These include our 1 Year GCSE programme, which enables students to gain qualifications in core subject areas before progressing to A Level. We provide the widest choice of Foundation Pathways for international students in the UK, offering nine different pathway options. Brighton is the specialist centre for the Management & Computer Systems Foundation programme, combining expert teaching with the latest technology in our well-equipped computer suite.

We also provide an intensive communication and English language course (ELPP), our IELTS Express course, and Summer Programmes that offer an excellent initial immersion into UK language and culture.

Enrichment inside and outside of the classroom

We understand that it takes more than good grades to ensure success at the UK’s top ranked universities and beyond.

Enrichment is a method of helping students to development important personal qualities, including problem solving, creative thinking, taking initiative, self-direction and discovery, through a range of engaging activities that complement the curriculum. Our academic experts have designed an enrichment programme of relevant activities, talks and tours to enhance your studies in your chosen field. 

Study facilities

The campus in Brighton is bright, modern and environmentally friendly, incorporating social and residential facilities as well as superb teaching space. There is an excellent Student Services department on hand to answer any questions and provide useful advice, allowing you to concentrate fully on your studies.

Download the student handbook for more information about studying at Bellerbys College Brighton.

The benefits of studying with us in Brighton

Brighton is a small yet lively city by the sea, and is home to a vibrant international community that welcomes students from all over the world. It is a thriving creative environment boasting a range of theatres, galleries and leisure facilities, as well as two highly popular UK universities.

Brighton is a perfect setting for a high school, offering students a wide range of social and educational activities outside of the college. On the beach, you can go paddle boarding, eat traditional fish and chips or enjoy the rides on the pier. The UK’s newest national park can also be accessed just north of the city.

In addition to all that Brighton itself has to offer our students, the train to London takes less than an hour. Here you can visit museums, art galleries and much more, including the UK’s political epicentre, the Houses of Parliament.

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2015 results highlights: 

  • 80% of our A Level student received A*- B
  • 12 of our A Level students have progressed to study Veterinary Medicine, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at top universities including Oxford
  • 79% of our Foundation students have progressed to a Russell Group university

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1 Billinton Way
East Sussex

Principal: Simon Mower

- If you are based in the UK, you can call us free on 0800 634 5522.
- If you are dialling from outside the UK, please call +44 1273 339300 (normal international charges apply).
- If you are calling outside of usual opening hours or during the holiday period, please call +44 7774272599.

Nearest airport: London Gatwick

Find out more about Brighton at visitbrighton.com


Student reading in Brighton residenceWhen you are away from home, it is important to feel safe, comfortable and happy. We take great care to provide a high standard of accommodation. You can choose either the supportive atmosphere of a host family (known as Homestay) or the flexibility of our student residences. Whichever you select, we will ensure you feel at home.


Homestay student relaxing If you want to live a relatively independent life, but still have a caring home environment, Homestay is ideal. Homestay gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the UK culture and to feel part of a family, eating meals with them, and sharing their lives to get a real experience of British life. All Homestay accommodation is carefully chosen for the security and friendliness it provides and we make regular visits to ensure you have everything you need. We offer a choice of either single or shared rooms. All our hosts will warmly welcome you into their homes. 

Find out more about living in a Homestay:

Group of homestay studentsStandard Homestay is suitable for older students who are confident of living relatively independently, but with the support of a caring home environment. Students under 16 who wish to live in a Homestay must choose the Homestay Plus option.  Homestay Plus families provide a greater level of support and supervision geared to looking after our younger students.

College’s statement of Boarding Principles and Practice

The College’s aim is to enable every individual to make the most of their abilities and to fulfil their potential, and it is accepted that much of what is valuable in education takes place outside of the classroom. The College therefore aims to provide a very full educational experience in the context of full boarding, including homestay. Such a programme can often make great demands on the pupils and staff involved so the College is committed to the highest levels of pastoral care. The College’s statement of Boarding Principles and Practice can be accessed here.

On-campus residence - (En-suite catered)

Situated right next to the college and spread over 7,100 square metres and five floors, our on-site student residence is bright, attractive, secure and comfortable.

Download: Brighton Residence accommodation factsheet

Facilities include:
  • 370 single rooms and 8 twin rooms, all with en suite facilities
  • Live in wardens on site to ensure students safety and welfare 24 hours a day
  • Common rooms on each floor with plasma TVs and snack machines
  • Internet café with 50 PCs
  • Restaurant with hotel-quality catering
  • Facilities for washing and drying clothes
  • Wireless internet access throughout the residence

 Brighton on-campus residence

Paris House - (En Suite, half-board catering)

The residence offers secure, mixed accommodation for up to 39 students and is located just 10 minutes by bus from the Brighton school in leafy Hove. There are 31 single rooms and four twin bedrooms available.

Download: Paris House accommodation factsheet.

Facilities include:
  • Common room with TV
  • Breakfast and evening meal is taken at the main campus
  • Token payment washing machine, dryer and ironing board
  • Wireless internet facility


Brighton students at social event

Between your studies at Bellerbys Brighton, you’ll never be short of something to do. Whether it’s in and around the city of Brighton and Hove or within the college itself, there are plenty of activities to get involved with. The college runs regular social activities throughout the year, including the hugely popular May Ball to celebrate the end of term.

We always encourage students to develop themselves constructively in whatever way they wish. If any student would like to suggest ideas for activities, clubs or exercises, we will do our best to support you in your efforts. Our Activities Manager is dedicated to making sure you make the most of your time at Bellerbys College.


Bellerbys has many excellent links with local sports organisations in Brighton. Regular football, gym, badminton, basketball, yoga and squash sessions are held and students can get discounts on activities at local dance schools and fitness centres.


There are many clubs and societies for students at Bellerbys Brighton. Whatever your interest or hobby, you can usually find others who share it.


We also run many different prize competitions within the college each year. These have included Essay Writing, Football Fantasy, Photography, Film Making, Animation, Text Messaging, Poetry, Fashion Design, Origami and more. We have also run Chess, Shangchi, Suduko, Karuro, Heyawake and Weiqi tournaments.

Top 5 Things to do in Brighton

  1. Visit the Royal Pavilion
  2. Go on Brighton Pier
  3. Meet friends on the beach
  4. Go shopping in the lanes
  5. See the Brighton Festival

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