Frequently Asked Questions

Our Admissions Team are here to help with any questions you have regarding life at Brighton College (Singapore), as well as to support you through the admissions process. Please reach out to us at or call them on +65 6505 9790 for their support.

However, you might also like to browse through some of the common questions that we are often asked.

What Curriculum Are You Offering?

Our curriculum programme is based on the Brighton College UK, Pre-Prep and Prep curriculum, with an increased emphasis on Mandarin.  In these important foundation years from Pre-Nursery to Year 6, we focus on supporting our pupils as they develop a natural curiosity and passion for learning, as well as providing an academic grounding that will be the key to their success in Secondary School and beyond.

Children in Pre-Nursery to Reception are taught by early years specialist teachers who follow the Early Years Foundation Stage programme.

Children in Year 1 to Year 9 are instructed by highly qualified, passionate and experienced teachers in the English National Curriculum.

For further details on our curriculum, please click here.

Which Languages Are Taught?

Mandarin is a core feature of our curriculum programme.

In the Pre-Prep years (Pre-Nursery to Year 1), Mandarin is provided through a dual-language approach in the classroom. Each class will be led by a native English speaker, supported by at least one native Mandarin speaker Teaching Assistant. Our Nursery and Reception timetable also includes one dedicated Mandarin lesson per week, and one Mandarin story-time with our Mandarin Teaching specialist).

From Year 1, a daily Mandarin lesson (taught by a native Mandarin Teaching specialist) is included in the school day, and our children then graduate from this dual-language environment from Year 2 upwards, continuing with daily Mandarin as part of the core curriculum, streamed according to need.

French is introduced as a second learnt language from Year 3.

What Facilities Does Your Campus Have?

Our dedicated learning spaces include music rooms, science, art and tech spaces for the older children, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. We also enjoy shared facilities (that support Brighton College and our two sister schools – AIS and SAIS – on the same education hub campus) such as two swimming pools, two sports fields and three sport halls.

For further information, please click here.

When Should I Apply?

While most families will join us for the start of the academic year (late August), we accept applications year-round and are happy to work with families on their respective timelines.

Given our small size, places in some year levels are be limited and parents are encouraged to contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible.   Applications can be fast-tracked; however, an expression of interest as early as possible is advised to avoid disappointment.

Our Application Form can be accessed here.  Please read through carefully the additional information that will need to be provided for an application to be considered.

To understand more about our Admissions Process please click here.

What Are Your Class Sizes And What Is The Total School Capacity?

Brighton College (Singapore) has a total capacity of 550 pupils total across Pre-Nursery to Year 9.  This equates to 3 classes per year level.

What Year Levels Are You Offering?

Brighton College (Singapore) is currently offering classes for children from Pre-Nursery (18 months) to Year 9 (age 13-14) with Years 10 and 12 to be offered in 2025*.

* subject to regulatory approval

Do You Have An EAL (English As An Additional Language) Programme?

We welcome applications from all nationalities and aim to support children who are non-native English speakers through our classroom programme. We are able to support a limited number of academically able children who require time to build their English language abilities, through an immersive English Language Support (ELS) offering. As such, we advise families to discuss their personal circumstances with our Admissions Team.

All children will be assessed during the admissions process to ensure that they will be able to access the Brighton College (Singapore) curriculum and thrive in our environment.

For non-native English speakers, this assessment would include providing us with an understanding of the level of English currently spoken.

Can You Support Children With Special Education Needs?

The Brighton College curriculum is an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum and best suits children who are motivated to learn and who thrive in an academically rich environment and who will enjoy a busy school day.

Parents should talk through all and any relevant information about their child with our Admissions Team prior to application to ensure Brighton College will be a good fit for their child.  This information can also be discussed at interview with our Academic Team should a parent choose to apply.

Our aim is to ensure that any child who joins Brighton College will thrive. While we are pleased to accept applications from a diverse student body, due to the rigour of our curriculum unfortunately we will not be able to support all special educational needs.

Can You Accept Students Who Require A Student Pass?

Yes. Brighton College (Singapore) has recently received EduTrust certification, and as such is now accepting applications from students who require a student pass to attend school in Singapore.

Approval is required from the Ministry of Education (MOE) before a Singaporean student (6 years old and above) is allowed to attend classes at Brighton College (Singapore).

Are You Offering Boarding Facilities?

Brighton College (Singapore) will not be offering boarding services and will not accept students who are living in private boarding houses.

Children enrolled at the school must be confirmed as living with a parent or legal guardian only in Singapore.

What CCAs Are You Offering?

Our CCA programme is offered for children in Reception to Year 9. They take place each afternoon between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, on an opt-in basis.

Parents may choose a range of activities for their child, many of which are offered free of charge.

For further information on our CCA programme, please click here.