Brighton College to open new school in Singapore

Brighton College’s new international school will open its doors in September 2020

Brighton College has announced it will open a new international school, its first in Singapore.

Brighton College, Singapore will be jointly operated with global schools’ group Cognita, which operates across eight nations. Cognita will handle day-to-day operation, with a joint board offering overall governance.

My vision for Brighton College in Singapore is for a forward-looking school that prioritises emotional well-being and fosters a life-long love of learning – Paul Wilson

The school is Brighton College’s fifth international sister school, with four others currently operating in Thailand and the UAE.

Brighton College, Singapore, for children aged 18 months to 11 years, will be led by Paul Wilson who currently leads on academic, co-curricular and pastoral areas at the UK campus. Wilson said on his appointment: “Establishing a school in such a dynamic and successful country is a very exciting opportunity.

“My vision for Brighton College in Singapore is for a forward-looking school that prioritises emotional well-being and fosters a life-long love of learning.”

Brighton College, UK was named Independent School of the Year in 2018 and 2019 by The Sunday Times.

Richard Cairns, head master of Brighton College, UK, said: “Collaboration and the sharing of best educational practice are central to Cognita’s philosophy. The ability for Brighton College (Singapore) to connect with Cognita’s extensive global network of over 70 schools across three continents is a powerful advantage.”