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Welcome to the Oxford International College (OIC) Brighton family. On this page, you’ll find lots of useful information and links, covering everything from daily life on our amazing campus to important dates for your diary.

A Place where Ambition and Aspiration Thrive

OUR CALENDAR: 2023-24 and 2024-25

Keep track of key term, holiday, and event dates at OIC Brighton with our 2023-24 and 2024-25 calendar.

Term Dates

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO THRIVE

Every student’s journey to success extends beyond academics. Our pioneering approach will nurture your personal growth and career aspirations, ensuring you develop a breadth of essential future-focused skills.

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Super curricular programme

Our ground-breaking Super curricular programme will help you fulfil your long-term ambitions. Through six strands – which include further personal development and applying to university – you’ll create a strong portfolio of relevant experiences, qualifications, and awards that will help you stand out from the crowd.

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Clubs and societies

Our student-led programme of clubs and societies nurtures individual talents, giving our young people the opportunity to bond over shared interests. Whatever your passion – whether it’s science, sports, the arts, or something a little bit different – we’ll help you to plan and run your own activities.

Academic Excellence
Personal development

Throughout your learning journey, we’ll help you develop the ‘growth mindset’, characteristics, and values you’ll need to flourish here, at university, and beyond. Challenges on our award-winning Global Campus platform nurture critical thinking, creativity, and digital literacy skills, while our comprehensive wellbeing approach builds resilience, confidence, and adaptability.

Advanced Learning Environments
Nord Anglia Education collaborations

Exclusive collaborations with UNICEF and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) make our school a truly unique place to learn. In our state-of-the-art labs, you’ll use ‘design thinking’ to solve STEAM challenges set by MIT professors. You’ll also explore pressing global issues, including climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through UNICEF-curated projects.

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LIVING IN BRIGHTON

Brighton is an incredibly vibrant city that’s easy to navigate on foot or by bike – and our campus is just minutes from the heart of the action. There’s so much to see and do, from exploring independent shops and cafés in The Lanes to enjoying a quintessentially English seaside experience at the world-famous pavilion and pier. Brighton beach is great place to enjoy a picnic with friends or go for a scenic stroll, too. Looking for something a bit more energetic? You can paddleboard or kayak off the coast, or head to the South Downs for a hike or bike ride.

Academic Excellence

ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

We know how important it is to provide the detailed information you need to settle in quickly – and make the most of your time with us. From academic policies and expectations to safeguarding and student services, our comprehensive handbook contains everything there is to know about life at our college.

Student Handbook
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  • Do your students wear a uniform?

    In Years 9, 10, and 11, our students wear a casual uniform comprising polo shirts, chinos or a skirt, a zip-up sweatshirt, and plain shoes or trainers. This ensures everyone looks smart and tidy, feels comfortable, and is ready to tackle anything the day throws at them. Our Year 12 and 13 students can either wear their own clothes during the college day or items of uniform. For sports, students wear our bespoke college kit.

  • What meals will I eat?

    Our boarders enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, which they eat together in the college’s communal dining room. Our menu has been carefully crafted with wellbeing and physical health in mind, taking inspiration from different cuisines, and giving students a real home from home experience. This includes a creative lunch menu, which includes two main choices, as well as a street food-style option, sides, and dessert. 

  • How do you support student wellbeing?

    Student health, happiness, and wellbeing is our priority. We know how important it is to help our young people settle into college life, both socially and academically. That’s why the education we offer is underpinned by an outstanding pastoral system, which nurtures personal growth and provides the 24/7 care our students need to thrive.

    Throughout your time here, you’ll be supported by a team of experts, including your Strategy Tutor, our Boarding House Team, and Counsellor. Our OICB ROCKS ‘five ways to wellbeing’ programme promotes positive emotional and physical health, too. You can also access bespoke support in our dedicated wellbeing centre.

  • Is the college open to students of all nationalities?

    Yes! We’re proud to be a truly international school that’s home to students from more than 20 countries. Living and learning here, you’ll study alongside some of the brightest young minds in the world, bonding over shared passions and goals, and creating memories and connections that last a lifetime.

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THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

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Wellbeing at OICB

At OICB, we firmly believe that the foundation for achieving academic success lies in the health and happiness of each and every student. With this core belief at the forefront of our approach, we have cultivated a culture where wellbeing is not just an afterthought, but rather, it is woven into everything that we do. 

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The Super Curricular Programme

At OICB, we pride ourselves on our ground-breaking Super Curricular programme, which serves as a cornerstone in nurturing students to achieve their long-term aspirations. Through six comprehensive strands, encompassing further personal development and university application, students curate a robust portfolio of experiences, qualifications and awards, setting them apart in a competitive landscape.

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Revision Guidance

As College students, the journey towards academic success often involves mastering the art of revision. With exams looming on the horizon, it’s essential for students to equip themselves with the right strategies to make the most of their study time. This blog highlights key revision guidance and techniques to help students navigate this crucial period.

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INSPIRING YOU TO EXCEL

Passionate about their subjects – and committed to your goals – our trailblazing teachers cultivate an ambitious yet supportive culture where everybody thrives.

HOW WE TEACH