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Cognita partners with Brighton College again to launch new Prep school in London

We are excited to announce another partnership with Brighton College to establish Brighton College Prep Kensington – an exciting new preparatory school in Kensington for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 – in September 2023. Our current school, Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, will become known as Brighton College Prep Kensington (BCPK). This exciting venture builds upon the terrific success of our existing partner prep school, Brighton College Singapore.

Brighton College, which was recently named ‘UK School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times, has eight prep schools in the Brighton College family of schools, bringing significant experience established over almost two centuries. Brighton educates children from 3-18 and is consistently one of the highest achieving schools in the United Kingdom. Renowned for its focus on kindness, Brighton College also excels in art, music, dance, drama and sporting achievements, making it a brilliant partner to offer students an outstanding holistic education.

This is the first time that a leading independent school outside London has established a new prep school in the capital. Richard Cairns, Head Master of Brighton College, believes that it offers something totally unique: “Brighton College has demonstrated that children can get superb results without hot-housing, in an environment that values kindness and mutual respect above all else. Parents want their children to be curious, to be confident and, above all, to be kind. It is an approach that convinced The Sunday Times to name Brighton as its School of the Decade, and it is one we know will resonate with London parents. As we have shown in Singapore, we can also draw on the expertise and experience of Cognita, an outstanding provider of education globally.”

Commenting on the announcement, James Carroll, General Manager at Cognita, says, ‘We are thrilled to be announcing the exciting venture of Brighton College Prep Kensington, in partnership with the prestigious Brighton College. This new chapter for Prince’s Gardens Prep builds on the success of our similar school partnership in Brighton College Singapore. We eagerly look forward to the school’s launch as part of the Brighton College family in September 2023. We wish the excellent leadership team every success on the next step of their journey.’

Lois Gaffney, formerly Deputy Head of Brighton College Prep Singapore, will continue in her role as Head when the school formally becomes Brighton College Prep Kensington, and says the following of the partnership: “The coming together of two great educational organisations is truly exciting for our children. All the values we hold dear – kindness, nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and developing their confidence to grow and make a difference in the world – will only be strengthened by becoming part of the Brighton College family of schools.

Having previously been the Senior Deputy Head at the award-winning Brighton College Singapore, I witnessed first-hand the tremendous impact of this partnership. I am delighted now, to be the Head of Brighton College Prep Kensington, a school that not only continues to build a community of academic excellence, but one that develops a love of learning and provides our pupils with the greatest opportunities to become the best version of themselves.”

We wish Brighton College Prep Kensington every success on the next step of its journey as part of our Cognita community.

To enquire about a place at Brighton College Prep Kensington please email: admissions@brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk

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JAN 9   /  
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