Brighton College Vietnam’s philosophy follows the ethos of the entire Brighton College system, which is rooted in providing a balanced and holistic education focused on academic excellence and innovation, character development, and a commitment to personalised learning. We believe that education is active and collaborative in nature, and this is reflected through the meaningful hands-on learning experiences which we provide to our pupils. We empower our pupils to take ownership of their learning and to cultivate critical thinking skills, creativity, intellectual curiosity and a sense of agency. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity, ensuring that every single pupil feels valued, supported, and heard.
The Brighton College Vietnam curriculum is rooted in the holistic framework of the English National Curriculum, with the addition of exciting subjects from the Brighton College-exclusive Super Curriculum. From Key Stages 1 to 3, pupils meet and exceed the foundational standards of the British curriculum. In Key Stage 4 and 5, pupils study for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Year 10 and 11, and for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Year 12 and 13. More details are available in our Curriculum guides on our website HERE.
Yes, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities, including sports, arts, academics, and more, to enhance the overall development of our pupils. Explore the CCAs options on offer in our 2023-24 Autumn Term HERE.
We have a strong emphasis on pupil well-being and pastoral care. Our pupils’ social and emotional development is supported through a comprehensive pastoral care programme led by our Deputy Head of Prep (Pastoral) in accordance with the rigorous requirements of the United Kingdom. This pastoral programme ensures that each and every child is individually cared for in a community which values kindness, inclusion, and well-being. At Brighton College Vietnam, pastoral care is the responsibility of every adult in the school. Whether it’s being greeted by the Head Master at the school gates, talking with the form tutor during break time, or seeking advice from the School Psychologist – all interactions between pupils and school staff are opportunities to deliver pastoral care and support pupils’ well-being.
The House System at Brighton College Vietnam also plays a vital role in our pastoral care. As pupils are allocated to one of our four Houses, they are empowered to foster lifelong connections outside of their own year groups, develop house camaraderie and unity, and nurture healthy competition. The house allocation process is carefully designed to provide every pupil with a valuable opportunity to forge new friendships, develop essential social skills, and broaden their perspectives.
Our three core values are embedded in everything we do at Brighton College Vietnam, from the school’s formal curriculum to our pastoral care system.
Curiosity: We want our pupils to be inquisitive, passionate about learning, and willing to push the boundaries of their knowledge. We encourage this first and foremost through our broad and innovative curriculum. Whether pupils are excited about Maths and Science, foreign languages, arts, or sports, our dedicated teachers will create plenty of opportunities for them to hone and develop their personal interests and talents. For pupils who are curious about things beyond the standard knowledge typically taught in the curriculum, our teachers are always ready to provide guidance and individual support to help pupils extend their education, either through our Co-curricular Activities or additional sessions. Our libraries are also spaces of limitless discovery, where pupils are given access to a myriad of new worlds and resources to independently explore.
Confidence: Confidence is the key to well-being as well as future success. At Brighton College Vietnam, all pupils are empowered to participate in a variety of activities beyond the classroom, including sports, performing arts, and music, through regular events like our House Sports Competitions, whole school music performances, and end-of-year drama productions. Regardless of prior experience or pupils’ perceptions of their own ability, we invite pupils to try their hand at everything, placing emphasis on the confidence and courage exhibited when they take risks and give it a go. We also support our pupils to develop a diverse range of positive, lifelong friendships and mentorships within the school through our House System, creating a stable support network that will enhance pupils’ confidence throughout their journeys at Brighton College Vietnam.
Kindness: Our aim is to build an all-encompassing community of kindness that values inclusivity, diversity, and unconditional respect – from our teachers and staff to parents and of course, our pupils. We foster a shared commitment to kindness through formal methods such as our PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education) and MSCS (Moral, Social, and Cultural Studies) curricula, and our PELICAN Pathway – the system we use to help pupils cultivate positive behaviors and qualities. We also nurture kindness in more informal ways, like themed assemblies, celebrating for pupils who have been “caught being kind” in a week, and special school events like our traditional Charity Days, which promote giving back and contributing to the communities around us.
Our teaching staff consists of exceptional educators who hold first-class teaching qualifications from top global institutions, have years of experience at leading independent schools in the UK and international schools across the world, and are passionate, enthusiastic, and committed to providing the highest quality of education.
Brighton College Vietnam is committed to inclusive education for pupils, regardless of their learning needs or different learning styles. Our dedicated Additional Education Needs department provides individualised support to any pupils who have specific learning needs.
We value diversity and promote an inclusive environment where pupils of all backgrounds and abilities are respected and included in our school community. We always elevate the significance of multiculturalism, and strive to honour the wide variety of cultures present within our school through themed World Cultural Diversity and World Languages weeks, celebrations of global festivals and holidays, and more.
We also believe that every pupil has unique strengths and learning styles that deserve to be catered to. This ethos is embodied not only in our Additional Learning Needs department, which provides in-depth support for individual educational needs, but also in every classroom, where teachers are cognizant of and well-versed in differentiating learning activities based on each pupil’s personal context.
Yes, we wholeheartedly encourage parent engagement with the school. We value and actively seek parent feedback at our scheduled parent-teacher evenings throughout the year. Parents are also welcome to join us at a variety of pupil events within the year, such as our House Sports Competitions and music or drama productions. Beyond this, we also regularly host additional events, including parent workshops and guest speaker seminars, and Afternoon Tea sessions with the Senior Leadership Team, where parents can engage with the school and contribute to their children’s education.
Brighton College Vietnam uses a variety of assessment methods, both formative and summative, to track pupil progress, and regular reports are provided to parents to keep them informed about their child’s academic performance.
At Brighton College Vietnam, we understand that students have diverse needs, including language support. For students requiring additional assistance with English, we offer various support programs and resources. These may include English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes, one-on-one tutoring, or tailored language support plans. Our goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive academically and socially.
Brighton College Vietnam believes that the IBDP provides a broader and more well-rounded education, which not only aligns with our commitment to holistic pupil development, but also reflects the changing demands of the 21st century, equipping our pupils with all the essential skills for future success. The IBDP focuses on critical thinking, research skills, and community involvement, which are important aspects of our core values and educational philosophy.
The IGCSE curriculum at Brighton College Vietnam typically includes a core set of subjects, such as Maths, English Language and Literature, and Science (taken as three separate subjects), but there are also a diverse range of optional subjects to choose from. The number of subjects varies depending on individual pupil choice and capacity, but typically falls between 10 to 11 subjects. For specific details, please refer to the KS4 curriculum guide on our website HERE, or contact our admissions team.
Brighton College Vietnam offers a range of modern foreign language options, including Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Students have the opportunity to choose one of these languages based on their preferences and language proficiency.
Brighton College Vietnam follows a holistic educational approach, aiming to provide a continuous and seamless educational journey from early years through to pre-university levels. This approach helps pupils develop and grow within a consistent and nurturing environment.
Our academic calendar typically runs from August to June, with breaks for holidays, half-term, and end-of-term breaks. Please refer to our calendar HERE for specific dates.
You can contact our admissions team to schedule a school visit or attend one of our information sessions. We also offer resources and information on our website.
The admissions process involves completing an application, an assessment, and an interview. Entry requirements may vary by grade level, so please check our website HERE or contact our admissions team for specific details.
Our campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including modern, purpose-built classrooms, libraries with a curated selection of titles and genres, 18 top-tier science labs, cutting edge Digital Innovation and Design Technology labs, sports complexes spanning over 6000m2, an Olympic-standard four season pool, and stunning creative arts spaces. Explore our school facilities through the video HERE.
Brighton College Vietnam may offer financial aid or scholarships to exceptional pupils. Please refer to the details HERE, and contact our admissions team for more information on the availability and application process.
We prioritize food quality, nutrition, and health. Our catering services offer balanced and nutritious meals to ensure the well-being of our pupils.
We offer two set menus: Asian and International, and pupils can choose either based on their preferences. Both sets include a vast range of options, including juice, freshly-made desserts, and more. To maintain variety, our menu is not repeated within a three-month cycle, ensuring a diverse and exciting dining experience for our pupils. We are committed to providing not only delicious but also wholesome and culturally diverse meal choices.
Additionally, we provide breakfast for pupils who wish to have their morning meal at school. We have a dedicated cafeteria where pupils can conveniently access food when needed. To streamline the process, we do not use cash within the school. Instead, parents top up a deposit, and pupils use their face or ID cards for secure and convenient transactions for purchasing items within the school premises. This system simplifies the process and enhances security while ensuring pupils have access to what they need during the school day.
The admission process at Brighton College Vietnam is designed to be comprehensive, and typically includes an initial test. The admission process typically involves the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT 4) and the PTE (Progress Test in English) to assess pupils’ English language proficiency. These assessments help us determine a pupil’s readiness for our programs.
Following the test, pupils will also have an interview with our teachers. This interview serves to identify pupils’ socio-emotional, cognitive, and communicative capabilities, as well as any areas where additional support or improvement may be needed during their time at the school.
Apart from assessing the pupils, we also value open communication with parents. As part of the admission process, parents are invited to be interviewed with our Senior Leadership Team (SLT). This helps ensure that parents and the school are on the same page when it comes to the educational journey of the pupils.
It’s important to note that for pupils in Year 1 and Year 2, no written exams take place. Instead, we take a play-based approach, allowing our teachers to interact with the young children in a more relaxed and enjoyable setting to assess their readiness for our programs. This approach is designed to be comfortable and age-appropriate for our youngest pupils.
Class sizes at Brighton College Vietnam are intentionally designed to create an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning. The specific class sizes may vary by grade level. In general, for Year 1 and Year 2, class sizes are capped at 20 pupils; for Year 3 and above, the standard class size is 24 pupils, with the flexibility for a 10% variation, subject to the decision of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). This flexibility allows us to provide personalized attention and support to our pupils, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.
The enrollment process typically involves submitting an application, undergoing assessments, and participating in an interview. Detailed steps and requirements can be found on our website HERE or by contacting our admissions team.
At Brighton College Vietnam, we enroll pupils throughout the year. For those looking to join us at the beginning of the school year, our primary enrollment period typically runs from January to May of the same year.
Additionally, for pupils seeking enrollment during the second semester, we have a separate enrollment period from July to October. We aim to provide flexibility to accommodate pupils’ diverse needs and timelines for starting their educational journey with us. Please refer to our website or contact our admissions team for specific details and deadlines.
Yes, we may offer discounts for siblings of current pupils and for families with parents employed by Vingroup. Please refer to our School Fees policy HERE, and contact our admissions team for information on available discounts and eligibility criteria.
Brighton College Vietnam is part of a network of Brighton College schools. While transfer possibilities may be available, they are subject to the policies and requirements of the receiving institution. Tuition fees may apply when transferring to another Brighton College location.
Brighton College Vietnam is committed to maintaining affordability and transparency in our fee structure. For the first two years from our inception, there will be no annual increase in tuition fees. After this initial period, if any fee adjustments are made, we ensure that they are limited and closely aligned with or do not exceed the rate of inflation. Our aim is to provide high-quality education while considering the financial well-being of our pupils and their families.
We offer a school bus service for our pupils. Depending on the pupils’ pickup addresses, we will arrange the most appropriate bus routes to ensure convenient transportation. In the rare event that no suitable bus routes are available for a specific pickup location, we will promptly inform parents within three days of registration. Our goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation for our pupils while accommodating their diverse needs.
Yes, school uniforms are provided and included in the tuition fee for pupils newly enrolling at Brighton College Vietnam. We believe that a standard uniform promotes a sense of belonging and unity among our pupils while ensuring a professional and respectful appearance within our school community.