Where is Brighton College Al Ain?

Brighton College Al Ain is located in the Zakher area of the city, close to Makani Mall 

What year groups does the College offer?

In our foundation year the College comprises of the Early Years for pupils aged 3-5 (FS1 and FS2), Preparatory School, for pupils aged 5-10 (Years 1 -5), the Senior School for pupils aged 10-15 (Years 6-11) and Sixth Form for pupils aged 16-18 (Years 12-13).

What are the fees?

Please view our Fees Page for a full breakdown of the fees by year group.

What facilities does the campus have?

Brighton College Al Ain is located on a beautiful purpose-built 28 acre campus.

It offers the latest educational facilities, including a 450-seat auditorium, a full-size IAAF-accredited athletics track, 25 metre swimming pool, all weather football pitches and bespoke ICT and science labs. We offer modern and attractive learning spaces designed to enhance pupil well-being.

What is the organisational structure of the School?

Head Master - Scott Carnochan

Head of Junior School - Jonathan McArthur

Head of Senior School – Rebecca Graves 

Heads are supported by Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads. This structure is further supported by heads of departments, housemasters, housemistresses, year leaders alongside an experienced and enthusiastic team of teachers. 

How has Brighton College Al Ain performed since opening?

Brighton College Al Ain is the second of Brighton College UK’s international sister schools and opened in Al Ain in 2013. Set in a modern, 28 acre campus, Brighton College Al Ain offers a British style curriculum to pupils aged 3 - 18 years and was first rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge in 2016. Brighton College Al Ain were proud to secure another ‘Outstanding’ rating in April 2018 and is Al Ain’s only school ranked Outstanding’ by ADEK.

What languages are on offer?

 In line with Brighton Colleges globally, pupils have the opportunity to learn Arabic from Foundation Stage 1, French from Year 3 and from Year 7 (age 11), pupils initially also have the opportunity to study Spanish.

We naturally deliver Arabic for both native speakers and those learning Arabic as an additional language, in line with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines.

When are admissions open?

Admissions are open, to find out more please contact Sara Hassan - Admissions Manager, on 037133918/4 or admissions@brightoncollegealain.ae to arrange a visit.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Please fill in our Enquiry Form or Application Form.

What are the entry requirements and how can parents apply?

For a clear step by step admissions process breakdown, please visit our How to Apply page. Parents can apply through our website. Our Admissions team will follow up all queries and provide each family with a full and comprehensive outline of next steps. 

Please feel free to contact Sara Hassan, on 037133918/4 or at admissions@brightoncollegealain.ae 

Is the school safe and secure?

Safety and security of children on our school premises is also an absolute priority for our school leadership and teachers. As such, we employ 24 hour security at the school and also a full time Health and Safety Manager who works closely with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to ensure we are compliant to ADEK requirements and to the high standards Brighton College UK adhere to.

What are the timings of the College?

Foundation Stage (FS1/FS2)

Monday-Thursday 7.30am - 1.30pm

Friday 7.30am-12 noon

Year 1-5

Monday-Thursday 7.30am - 3pm

Friday 7.30am-12 noon

Senior School 

Monday-Thursday 7.30am - 3pm

Friday 7.30am-12 noon


Our extra-curricular activities run from 3pm-4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.