A college where every student is important

At Varndean we pride ourselves on our inclusive and harmonious environment, where every student is given the opportunities and support they need to fulfil their potential.

Located in the green outskirts of Brighton, we offer 16 to 19 year-old daytime students a wide range of academic and vocational courses, as well as being the only state-funded college in the area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

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World-beating scores yet again for Varndean College IB Students

Varndean College is once again celebrating outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results, with this year’s cohort of students…

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Varndean College Science Student wins UK ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Award

Varndean College Science student Anya-Niamh Tidey has just been announced as the winner of Uptree’s ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Future…

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Varndean College student Jude Birch makes BAFTA finals

Varndean College Computer Science student Jude Birch is one of 11 UK finalists in the '15-18 years Game Making' category of The British…

I loved the campus and the atmosphere, the teachers are all so friendly and the College itself makes you feel at home. I have had a fabulous two years.

Fredericka Gray ex Varndean School