Welcome to our School

Welcome to Brighton College Prep Kensington, a happy and vibrant school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13.

As a part of the award-winning Brighton College family of schools, Brighton College Prep Kensington nurtures a culture of kindness, where the personal happiness of children is our priority.

In an environment of academic excellence and opportunities beyond the classroom, we celebrate the uniqueness of every child, fostering curiosity and confidence as they grow.

Brighton College has arrived in London!

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London is our Classroom

Our location in the heart of Kensington means we are able to use London as our classroom. Iconic London spaces such as Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum are only a short walk away, offering a truly unique approach to education.

With a beautiful two-acre Secret Garden, our pupils explore so much more than the traditional curriculum through our Forest School.

Our Values

Inspiring Curiosity

More than just teaching from a curriculum, the approach at Brighton College Prep Kensington is about helping children feel excited about the world around them. We know that education is for life, and curiosity is at the heart of a good education.

We guide and encourage children to ask questions, enjoy the magic of discovery, work together to find solutions, and grow into adults who will make a real difference in the world. This is our priority with each and every child.

Building Confidence

We know how important it is for children to feel confident: to have that inner self-belief to try anything and be comfortable in their own skin. Whether they are an introvert, an extrovert, or neither, we believe in inspiring children to be a first-rate version of themselves and not a second-rate version of someone else.

A Culture of Kindness

Kindness is the currency at Brighton College. From learning about empathy in early years, to volunteering and working with community groups in older year groups, and partnering with international organisations to support global movements, our pupils are thoughtful and kind.

We know that, more than academic results or sporting successes, this is what all parents want for their children.

United Kingdom School of the Decade

Brighton College was awarded the prestigious title of ‘United Kingdom School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times and named 'one of the hottest tickets in independent education'. Brighton College Prep Kensington is the fourth Prep School in the UK family, and the ninth internationally.

As a part of the leading co-educational school in the country, Brighton College Prep Kensington aims to become one of the leading preparatory schools in the world.

Join us for an Open Morning

At our Open Mornings you will have the opportunity to meet our Head, Mrs Lois Gaffney, and other key members of staff, and learn more about what a Brighton College education looks like.

Please register to attend one of our upcoming Open Mornings - Nursery is on Thursday 9 May 2024 and Reception through to Year 8 is on Saturday 11 May 2024. We can’t wait to meet you!

Meet our Head, Mrs Lois Gaffney

“I believe education needs to be exciting and dynamic to prepare pupils for the modern world. As teachers we should inspire children to explore, embrace opportunities and challenges, and work with others to be a part of society, not apart from it.

Our curriculum nurtures academic excellence, but we know that learning needs to be fun and tailored to the individual needs of children. The happiness of each child matters above anything else at our school. Happy children excel, and the relationship between teachers, parents and children are at the forefront of our ethos.

With a culture of kindness at the core of our school, and a firm belief in the individuality of each child, Brighton College Prep Kensington is a school where there are no limits to the dreams and aspirations of our children.

Having held senior roles within three Brighton College prep schools, I bring a deep understanding of a Brighton College education, and I am delighted to be leading the school during such an exciting time in its history.”

Your child’s journey

From arriving in Nursery all the way through to Year 8, a child’s journey with Brighton College Prep Kensington is remarkable. With our forward-thinking curriculum and innovative approach to education, our pupils are confident, resilient, academically curious and – most importantly – kind.


Ages 2-4

Our Nursery offers a happy environment and provides our children with a fun and exciting introduction to education.


Ages 4-11

Our educational philosophy lays strong foundations which we build upon as children move up through the school.

Years 7 and 8

Ages 11-13

The Upper School is the culmination of a Brighton College Prep Kensington education.

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