The first pupils have been welcomed at the new Oxford International College (OIC) in Brighton.
The 13-18 school, which will expand to accommodate a maximum of 400 boarding and 100-day students over the coming years, builds upon the successful model of its sister school – Oxford International College in Oxford, which was ranked the number one performing independent school for A Levels in England in 2023.
OIC Brighton, which offers pre-GCSE, GCSE and A-Level courses for both British and international students, has welcomed more than 160 students from across the globe to start their academic journey at the school this September.
Tess St Clair-Ford, founding principal of OIC Brighton, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our first cohort of students to our newly renovated Brighton campus as they embark on their learning journey with us.
“Following extensive investment, all of our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities thoughtfully designed to support their learning, while our enviable location in the British countryside, close to the city of Brighton and the coast, provides our students with many opportunities to relax, study and stay fit.”
The college’s curriculum will prepare students for entry into their university or career of choice with emphasis on academic excellence, and career and personal development, to ensure that students achieve their full potential.
Students will undertake OIC’s unique Super Curricular Programme, which goes further than traditional extra-curricular programmes and offers students career-related activities alongside sports, charity work, and arts clubs.
Commenting on the opening, Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education, said: “OIC Brighton will be an outstanding school, focused on high-quality teaching and learning, academic excellence, and wellbeing. Our new school is an international place of learning dedicated to nurturing students’ global citizenship, confidence, resilience, and team spirit.”
For more on OIC Brighton and details of its Open House on September 16, click here.