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Kings Brighton

Our school in Brighton is located in the vibrant northern quarter of the city.
Central Brighton is just a few minutes' walk, but the
local area itself offers plenty of shops, cafes and other amenities.

Campus Highlights

Bright, spacious classrooms and interactive whiteboards

Large, modern cafeteria

Outside eating area


Reception and Student Services

Wireless internet

Computer Learning Centre

On-site accommodation

Address and contact details

Mailing address

Kings Brighton
27–33 Ditchling Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 1273 443 403
Emergency number: +44 7769 997290
Fax: +44 1273 806 610

Kings Brighton on social media

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Monthly activity calendar

Click on the image to open the PDF activity calendar at Kings Brighton.

This month's Kings Brighton activity calendar

The campus

Kings Brighton is located in the vibrant London Road area just a few minutes' walk from the main train station and the central North Laine shopping area. This popular northern quarter of the city has benefited from extensive recent investment, making it one of the city's most up and coming districts.

An area that has long been popular amongst Brighton's student population, London Road is known for its independent shops, entertainment venues and markets, including the newly re-opened Open Market — Brighton's only covered market. It is also home to the country's oldest working cinema, the ever popular Duke of York's Theatre.

Also nearby is the newly regenerated Level, an extensive park with eating areas, cafes and a range of other recreational facilities.


In Brighton you can choose to stay in the brand new on-site accommodation, or to live with a local host family.

For full details go to the Kings Brighton accommodation page.

Learning facilities

  • Well-equipped, spacious classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Science lab
  • Art and design studio
  • Computer learning centre
  • Well-stocked library
  • Free wireless internet

Catering facilities

  • Large, modern cafeteria
  • Outside dining area

Leisure facilities

Kings Brighton is within walking distance of a wide range of leisure facilities, from swimming pools, gyms and dance studios to outside areas for skateboarding, cycling and beach sports.

Accreditation and awards

Kings Brighton is accredited by the British Council. Accreditation UK, run by the British Council and English UK, is the quality assurance scheme for the UK ELT sector.

Kings Brighton is registered as an independent school with the UK Government Department for Education, and is subject to regular inspection by Ofsted. See below for details of the most recent inspection.

Kings Brighton is a UCAS Centre and a Centre for Edexcel, AQA and CIE exam boards.

We are ESL School Group of the Year 2017.
ESL are one of the largest and most respected agencies for language courses in Europe.

All ESL awards are based on feedback from their students and staff.

ESL School of the Year award 2017

British Council report – June 2018

The British Council inspected and accredited Kings Brighton in June 2018.

The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare and care of under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see for details).

Strengths were noted in the areas of quality management, staff management and student administration; premises and facilities; course design and learner management; care of students, accommodation and leisure facilities; safeguarding under 18s.

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

View the full British Council inspection report

Ofsted report – June 2018

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the official body for inspecting schools in the UK. Inspectors visit schools, sit in lessons, view student work, speak to students, teachers, management and parents and rate the school on the basis of their findings. Ratings go from Outstanding – 1 to Inadequate – 4.

The most recent inspection by Ofsted took place on 27–29 June 2018. 

Kings Brighton received the following rating:

Overall effectiveness: Good - 2
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good - 2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good - 2
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good - 2
Outcomes for pupils: Good - 2

Overall effectiveness at previous inspection: Not previously inspected

For more details, read the full Kings Brighton Ofsted report June 2018.

Boarding school welfare report

Boarding provision for students aged under 18, in homestay and on-site residential accommodation, was inspected on 14–16 March 2018.

Overall experiences and progress of children and young people: Good - 2 
Taking into account:

How well children and young people are helped and protected: Good - 2
The effectiveness of leaders and managers: Good - 2

The boarding school provides effective services that meet the requirements for good.

Overall judgement at last inspection: Not applicable
Date of last inspection: Not applicable

For more details, read the full Kings Brighton Ofsted Welfare report March 2018.

Key dates

Kings Brighton is open all year except for the following public holiday dates:

Public Holidays 2019

Friday 19 April (Good Friday)
Monday 22 April (Easter Monday)
Monday 6 May (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 27 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 26 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

Christmas holiday dates 2019–20

23 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 inclusive.

Term dates for academic programmes

Please go to our Academic term dates page.

Local fundraising for United World Schools

As part of our partnership with United World Schools and our commitment to fund the building and resourcing of at least one new school in Cambodia each year, Kings Brighton staff and students will organize fundraising events on a regular basis. 

You can find updates on the project we are currently funding at our United World Schools page. 

Teacher numbers and qualifications

Kings Brighton employs approximately 30 teachers.

For academic subject teachers we expect a minimum qualification of a first degree, although the majority of our teachers hold a PGCE qualification and/or Masters degree. See credentials for our academic teachers.

For English language teachers, we expect a minimum qualification of CTEFLA and many of our teachers hold a Diploma qualification or relevant Master’s degree.

A full list of qualifications for all staff at Kings Brighton is available from the College on request.

Please contact us for details. 

School policies and procedures

The welfare and well-being of our students is our utmost priority. The responsibility we have towards our students is defined by our policies and procedures.

Go to our Policies and Procedures page