An ambitious independent college that’s committed to excellence, OIC Brighton offers an outstanding strategic education that inspires our students to achieve their goals and stand out as pioneers.
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OIC Brighton is an aspirational place to live and learn. We’re a dynamic community that loves a challenge and sets high expectations. We prioritise happiness and wellbeing in everything we do, too. This ensures every student has the support they need to be ambitious, embrace new experiences, and excel academically.

Our beautiful campus fosters a genuine sense of community, with our boarding houses and state-of-the-art teaching buildings all on the same spectacular site. Set in 25 acres of English countryside – and close to the city, coast, and international transport links – our one-of-a-kind setting unlocks a world of opportunities. 

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  • Pre-GCSE, GCSE, and A-level programmes. 
  • Home to ambitious, like-minded students from more than 20 countries. 
  • A stunning single-site campus just minutes from Brighton. 
  • World-class opportunities through our Supercurricular programme.  
  • Stylish boarding accommodation with cool, contemporary common spaces. 
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Our unique approach prepares students for success at universities and in careers across the globe.

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Academic Excellence

Our culture of excellence inspires our students to go above and beyond to be their very best. Here, you’ll follow your own pathway to success – based entirely around your talents, interests, and goals –which will inspire you to excel academically and fulfil your university and career ambitions.

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England's top performing independent A-Level college in 2023

Whatever your goals – whether it’s adream university course or along-term career plan – our pioneering approach to education will get you exactly where you want to go.

From the moment you join us, we’ll work together to map out a bespoke learning journey, designed around your strengths and interests. Your tailored Global Strategic Pathway will feature three pillars: academic excellence, personal growth, and career preparation. Based on the highly successful model used by Oxford International College – consistently among the top five A-level colleges in the UK – this approach is designed for high achievers who aspire to the most competitive courses at the best universities in the world.

Our academic pillar includes the GCSE or A-level subjects you choose. Whichever route you take, you’ll benefit from expert teaching and unwavering guidance. You’ll learn alongside like-minded students in dynamic classes where ideas, creativity, and individuality flourish. You’ll also receive dedicated one-to-one mentoring from your very own Strategy Tutor.

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The world's best teachers

Innovators, progressive thinkers, and trailblazers: OIC Brighton teachers are at the forefront of educational best practice. Recruited from prestigious UK and international schools, they bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our cutting-edge classrooms and learning spaces.

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The world’s best teachers

Our teachers know what it takes to inspire excellence. Leaders in their field, they embrace innovation, deliver extraordinary learning experiences, and nurture individual strengths and talents. Many have excelled in the industry they teach in, too.

Every single one of our educators is handpicked, based not only on their impressive qualifications and extensive UK and international experience, but also their commitment to our vision. Through a rigorous recruitment process, we make sure their values align with our high expectations and ambitious culture.

Our teachers cultivate a collaborative environment where you can confidently express yourself and share your ideas. Their enthusiasm and pioneering spirit ensure every lesson and experience is energising and engaging, too – and that you’re always inspired to go above and beyond.

Outside the classroom, our team work tirelessly to bring out the best in each student. Strong partnerships enrich every aspect of our learners’ experience, whether that’s through shared passions, during mealtimes, or through our Super curricular activities. You’ll also be allocated a dedicated Strategy Tutor, who will mentor you throughout your time with us. Their holistic support includes regular catch-up meetings and one-to-one pastoral care.

Inspiring learning environments 

History and modernity seamlessly combine on our spectacular single-site campus. Set among 23 acres of parks and ancient woodland – and located just minutes away from the coast and city – our beautiful countryside setting is the perfect place to live and learn.

Inspiring learning environments

Our stunning campus is unlike any other. We’ve invested more than £35 million to create an awe-inspiring setting that effortlessly blends impressive 18th century architecture with state-of-the-art learning spaces and facilities. The result? A quintessentially English college environment that’s purpose-built to meet the ambitions of our 21st century learners.

Set among 23 acres of verdant parkland, woods, and rolling hills, our campus is perfectly positioned, too. Beautiful outdoor areas are ideal for studying, fitness, and spending time with friends. They also offer endless opportunities to simply connect with nature and boost wellbeing. Excitingly, the college is just minutes from the beaches and bright lights of buzzing Brighton. We’re also close to the South Downs, a designated area of natural beauty, and easily accessible from London.

On campus, like-minded students motivate and support one another to achieve their goals in bright classrooms, collaborative study areas, and quiet learning spaces. Innovation flourishes in our six ultra-modern science labs, which are enhanced by top-of-the-range education technology, and finished to the highest specifications. And in our many shared spaces – which include a contemporary café, sixth form centre, gym, prayer room, Learning Resource Centre, and dining room – our closeknit community comes together to learn, have fun, and create lasting memories.

Wherever you are on our campus, there’s always a book within reach. Our decentralised library gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in world-class works of fact and fiction, as they indulge their passion for reading.

Exceptional Learning Experiences
A pathway to success

Your journey to success at OIC Brighton will extend beyond academics. Our pioneering approach will nurture your personal growth and career aspirations, ensuring you have the skills, experiences, and extra qualifications you need to thrive at your dream university.

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A pathway to success

At OIC Brighton, we understand that academic success is just one element of what’s needed to thrive in the modern world. That’s why – as part of our unique three-pillared approach – we’ll focus on your personal growth and help you develop essential future-focused skills.

Our ground-breaking Super curricular programme is specifically designed to help you fulfil your long-term ambitions. Through six strands – which include programmes, awards, and competitions; clubs and societies; and further personal development – you’ll create a strong portfolio of experiences that will help you stand out from the crowd. Students who join us in Year 9 have even more time to identify and shape their route to success.

You’ll construct your pathway in consultation with your designated Strategy Tutor. If you want to become a lawyer, for example, you can develop your public speaking skills through a LAMDA course. We have links with local hospitals and medical schools, which offer real-world work experience. Want to deep-dive into a topic you’re passionate about? Then you can study for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is the equivalent to half an A-level.

At every stage of your learning journey, we’ll help you develop the characteristics, values, and transferable skills you’ll need to flourish here, at university, and beyond. On Nord Anglia’s award-winning Global Campus platform, for instance, you’ll collaborate, compete, and take on challenges with learners from around the world, whether it’s taking part in an international music showcase or virtually climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Wellbeing runs through the heart of everything we do at OIC Brighton. We know that happy, healthy students achieve more, which is why our rigorous academic approach is underpinned by an outstanding pastoral support system. Our Deputy Principal (Pastoral and Wellbeing), Head of Boarding, and Strategy Tutors promote a culture of self-care, respect, and equality. This creates an aspirational environment where like-minded students are supported to be ambitious and take on any challenge.

The OIC Brighton family

OIC Brighton is a place of ambition and aspiration; a closeknit community that provides the wellbeing support and level of challenge our young people need to thrive. Studying and living alongside like-minded students from around the world, you’ll feel inspired to exceed expectations and achieve great things.

The OIC Brighton family

OIC Brighton is a special place to live and learn. We’re a dynamic community where everybody works hard and loves a challenge. Our culture of excellence is driven by an exceptional team of teachers and staff, who set high expectations and are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Of course, we also want you to be happy. That’s why we place health and wellbeing at the heart of college life. From weekly mental and physical health sessions and our OICB ROCKS ‘five ways to wellbeing’ programme, to one-to-one pastoral care from a dedicated Strategy Tutor, you’ll have all the support you need to flourish academically, emotionally, and socially.

Our beautiful campus enhances our sense of community, with our boarding houses and teaching buildings all on the same single site. You’ll join one of our four Houses, too, which cultivates a sense of belonging and inclusion, and provides opportunities for fun and competition across the age groups.

Home to students from more than 20 countries, we’re also a truly international college. You’ll study alongside some of the brightest young minds in the world, bonding over shared passions and goals, and creating unforgettable memories and connections that last a lifetime.

OIC Brighton is a proud member of the Nord Anglia Education family, too. This connects our students to unique global experiences and opportunities, including an immediate network of peers and alumni across the world.

Our social purpose

OIC Brighton students are the pioneers of the future; the next generation of global change-makers, leaders, and thinkers. Our progressive ethos will inspire you to make a positive difference in our community – and develop the values, attributes, and understanding to go on and shape the world around us.

Our social purpose

Being part of our vibrant international family enriches our students’ experience, broadening their horizons, creating a sense of purpose, and unlocking a breadth of opportunities.

As a community, we place great value on attributes like leadership, resilience, and teamwork. Each year, our students take part in the Young Enterprise Competition, which gives them an insight into the real-world challenges and opportunities of running a business. In the process, they gain hands-on experience, grow in confidence, and cultivate a strong sense of entrepreneurialism.

Our young people also proactively organise their own activities, including student-led clubs and societies through our Super curricular programme. Founding their own groups, working with others, and following their passions demonstrates determination and commitment, and looks great on university applications.

While you’re with us, you’ll also learn about the challenges facing our planet – and take action to address them – through our exclusive collaboration with UNICEF. You’ll explore pressing issues, including climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through debates, challenges, and projects on our Global Campus platform. Our students also learn to collaborate, communicate with passion, and find creative solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems through Model United Nations activities and conferences.

We encourage our students to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, too. Through the Award, you’ll set their own goals and challenges, and commit to making a difference in our community. The Award builds confidence and self-esteem, and teaches essential skills for the future, including resourcefulness and the ability to solve problems.

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Tess St Clair-Ford

Principal, Oxford International College Brighton

"Our students are the next generation of pioneers, original thinkers, and change-makers. To help them realise their potential, we set high expectations. Really importantly, though, we prioritise happiness and wellbeing in everything we do.”

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