Brighton College to Open School in Hanoi

The British independent school, Brighton College, will open an all-through school in Vietnam in August 2023.
Brighton College to Open School in Hanoi
By Carli Allan
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There's news of another prestigious UK independent school opening in Vietnam. Vingroup and Brighton College have signed an agreement to open the first Brighton College Vietnam international school.

Located in Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, the school will open for Grades 1 to 12 in August 2023. There are plans to open a further six Brighton College campuses across Vietnam in the future.

Under the agreement, Brighton College (pictured above) will ensure that the school curriculum is aligned with the UK school's standards while still meeting national requirements. Vingroup – which is Vietnam's largest conglomerate and focuses on technology, industry, real estate, retail  and services – is responsible for investing in infrastructure, enrolment, and providing administrative support.

The Vietnam campus will be the latest addition to a growing family of international Brighton College schools in the UAE, Singapore and Thailand. We’ve seen the Brighton College model work well internationally. Brighton College Abu Dhabi is a Top School, and it has been rated Very Good by the Abu Dhabi Education Council; its sister school in Al Ain is rated Outstanding.

The number of British independent schools operating outside of the UK continues to grow globally, with several schools choosing to open campuses in Singapore, Thailand and the UAE

Wellington College announced in February that it will open three new South East Asian schools in the next few years – in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia – through a regional partnership with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim. At least one school is expected to open by 2025. Read more here.

Until recently, British public schools have not expanded to Vietnam. 

Uppingham College opens its first overseas campus in Vietnam in 2023; the new school will offer a choice of day, weekly or full boarding to students aged 11-18 years.

Reigate Grammar School has partnered with an international school in Vietnam to open the first UK independent school in the country; the International School of Vietnam (ISV) has been renamed Reigate Grammar School Vietnam, and has adopted several aspects of RGS culture and life, including the introduction of an A Levels programme. RGS is also planning to open a Sixth Form College in Hanoi in 2023, and, potentially, a third secondary international school soon after that.

Most recently, North London Collegiate School has announced plans to open a junior school for Vietnamese families in Ho Chi Minh City in September 2022. North London Collegiate School Ho Chi Minh City (NLCS HCMC) will be a co-ed bilingual school for students aged 6-11 years old.

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