Brighton College has signed an agreement with Vingroup in Vietnam to help establish seven schools in the East Asian country, the Associated Press reports.
Under the agreement, Brighton College will recruit key positions and teachers, and consult on the design of a school curriculum that is aligned with Brighton College’s standards while still meeting national requirements.
Meanwhile, Vingroup is responsible for investing in infrastructure, enrolment, and providing administrative support in line with Brighton College’s standards.
Brighton College’s team will also advise on the architectural design of campuses in Vietnam, and regularly participate in teacher training and supervision of educational quality.
Vingroup already runs 39 private school campuses in Vietnam through its Vinschool brand and also Vietnam’s first elite university, VinUni.
The Vietnam venture will expand the group of international schools under the Brighton College name, which currently includes schools in the United Arab Emirates, Bangkok and Singapore.
Phan Ha Thuy, representative of Vingroup, said: “We believe that with the cooperation with Brighton College, Vingroup will contribute to bringing the world’s top quality education to Vietnam and create favorable conditions for education. Families wishing to have access to an education do not have to send their children to study abroad before they reach adulthood.”
Graeme Owton, executive director of Brighton College International Schools said: “Brighton College and Vingroup share the same vision to bring a remarkable start to the lives of thousands of Vietnamese students in the 21st century. That beginning is built on the very comprehensive and trusted education that Brighton College Vietnam is pursuing.”
The first Brighton College Vietnam International School is expected to be built in Vinhomes Ocean Park, Hanoi, enrolling students from grades 1 to 13 (following the British education system) starting from August 2023. The next six campuses will be gradually opened nationwide.
Brighton College Vietnam is offering lifetime scholarships for students who enrol in the first year. In addition, the top 10 students who enrol will have an opportunity to attend an all expenses-paid exchange program in Brighton College UK for two weeks prior to the school’s opening.