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Bellerbys College Brighton

Choose Brighton for our wide-ranging subject choice for international students


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Why choose Bellerbys College Brighton?

Our students choose this College for:

  • The widest range of subjects 
  • The convenience of living and learning on one modern campus 
  • The opportunity to make friends with students from more than 50 different countries
  • Excellent facilities including 8 science labs, Mac and PC suites, and big art rooms
  • Innovative teaching methods tailored for international students like you
  • Safe and secure on-campus accommodation
  • A variety of fun enrichment activities to help you learn more about your favourite subjects

Brighton, our oldest and largest international College, is for students aged 13 to 18 years old. It offers you the widest choice of subjects to prepare you for your future academic studies. In 2007 the College moved to purpose-built, state-of-the-art teaching facilities in the heart of Brighton.

Through our distinctive Bellerbys Way ethos, we adapt our teaching style and British curriculum to the needs of international students.

We are especially proud of our student achievements.
  • 74% of our A Level students received A*- B compared to the national average of 53%
  • 81% of our students progressed to a top 50 UK university ^

Discover Brighton: watch video

Take a tour of our College in Brighton:

Our courses:

As the largest of the Bellerbys Colleges, we offer the widest range of subject choices for GCSE, A Level and Foundation.

Lessons are held in our modern building which includes a library, computer labs, art rooms, media suites and science laboratories. There are also lots of spaces where you can study with your friends outside of class time.

  • Find out about our safe and secure campus
  • Meet your teachers and support staff
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  • Our 2016 results

    We congratulate our students on their excellent results.

    A Level results
    • 74% of our A Level students received A*- B compared to the national average of 53%
    • 90% of our A Level students progressed to a top 50 UK university ^
    • 5 of our students have gone on to study Medicine or Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, University of Central Lancashire, Plymouth University, Queen's University Belfast and Poznan University, Poland
    Foundation results
    • 77% of our Foundation students progressed to a top 50 UK university ^
    • 4 of our Foundation students have gone on to study Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

    Bellerbys College is ranked in the top 6% of schools in England 

    (Department for Education Schools Performance Tables 2016)

    ^ Percentages and numbers are based on those students who progressed to universities included in The Times and The Sunday Times university league tables 2017

    Contact us

    Bellerbys Brighton (09:00-17:30 GMT):

    +44 (0) 1273 339333 

    Out of hours and holidays: 

    +44 (0)777 427 2599 

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    How to find us

    College address

    1 Billinton Way
    Brighton
    East Sussex
    BN1 4LF

    Principal 

    Simon Mower

    Nearest airport

    London Gatwick

    Useful links for Brighton:

    Your enrichment programme

    To help you explore your academic studies more deeply, and to help you build an impressive personal statement for your university application, you will take part in exciting enrichment activities.

    Recent enrichment trips, activities and workshops have included:



    Social life at our College in Brighton

    You will find that our college is a safe and secure environment where you can feel happy and at home. You will always find someone friendly to talk to if you need some extra support. 


    Our study facilities include:

    • Large classrooms
    • Mac and PC labs
    • 8 well-equipped science laboratories
    • Bright art rooms with views across the city
    • Lots of seating areas for you to study with friends
    • A library for research and quiet study

    Life outside of the classroom

    Outside of class time, you’ll find lots of exciting things to do. 

    We provide regular sports and fitness activities, run fun competitions and arrange visits to interesting places around Brighton, the UK and Europe.

    Sports you can play in College   Competitions and tournaments you can take part in
     Football  Essay writing
     Gym  Photography
     Badminton  Film making
     Basketball  Animation
     Yoga  Poetry
     Squash  Fashion design
       Chess

    Experience life at Bellerbys College Brighton:

     

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  • Top 10 Destination

    Brighton is #6 in TripAdvisor's 2016 Travellers' Choice Top Destinations on the Rise in the world.

    Entrepreneurial city

    Brighton is ranked the 4th most entrepreneurial city in the UK (Instant Offices' 2015 report).


    Accommodation

    When you are away from home, it is important to feel safe, comfortable and happy. Bellerbys College Brighton offers a number of high-quality places to live during your studies.

    Most students choose the convenience of living on campus in the residence. 

    The Brighton residence

    For students aged 13+

    Located on campus at the College, this residence offers bright, attractive, and secure bedrooms and social spaces. Staff are on-site 24/7, and you can walk from your bedroom to your class within minutes.

    • 378 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms 
    • Full board (all meals included) for GCSE Pathway students, half board (breakfast and dinner included) for students on all other pathways 
    • Common rooms with TVs
    • Internet café, restaurant
    • GCSE Pathway students receive extra support from our Housemistress and her team 

    Prices start from £4,320 per term.

    Paris House

    For students aged 18+

    If you would like a little more independence, this residence is located just 10 minutes from the College by bus, or a 30-minute walk away. 

    • 35 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    • Half-board (breakfast and an evening meal are served at College)
    • Common room with TV

    Prices start from £3,110 per term.

    Homestay

    Living in homestay accommodation gives you a wonderful opportunity to experience British culture, language, religion and home life. 

    We have many different kinds of homestay. You could live with a family with children, a single person, or even in a home hosting other students like you. 

    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. 

    Standard homestay

    For students aged 17+

    Choose our standard homestay option if you are 17 year's old and would like to live relatively independently, but with the support of a caring home environment. 

    Homestay Plus

    For students aged 13 - 16

    Homestay Plus provides the extra support and supervision you'll need as a younger student. 

    Homestay prices start from £1,640 per term.

    Watch our homestay video to find out more:


    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.

    Download the College’s statement of Boarding Principles and Practice.


    The city of Brighton

    Brighton, located on the south coast, is one of the UK's most exciting cities by the sea. It is large enough to offer many attractions, yet small enough to walk around and feel at home.

    The College sits in the centre of the city, very close to airport transport links. The beautiful and historic seafront is a 20-minute walk from the College. 

    On the beach you will find sports like volleyball, basketball, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking which provide great weekend activities for you to try. The famous pier is a fun place to meet friends and try some of the funfair rides.

    British people love Brighton because of its fun and friendly atmosphere.

    Students love studying in Brighton because:

    • It’s just 55 minutes from London by train so they can visit major exhibitions and famous landmarks
    • It’s home to a large international community so they feel very welcome
    • With two universities located in Brighton, it’s a very student-friendly place with lots of opportunities to learn and develop
    • There are many theatres, galleries and arts festivals to explore
    • Leisure facilities include a football stadium, music venues and an aquarium
    • The South Downs National Park is an area of countryside and rolling hills, and can be reached in less than 20 minutes from College by bus. 
    • Brighton is famous for its fish and chips!

    For more information about Brighton please visit: visitbrighton.com

    Staff