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Our Sponsor


The University of Brighton is the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Our close connection with the university allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits all our academies and their pupils.

At the University of Brighton Academies Trust, we're dedicated to providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities that inspire our students to reach their full potential. And with the help of our sponsor, the University of Brighton, this is an ambition we are able to achieve!

University of Brighton

An Ideal Partner

The University of Brighton is a leading provider of higher education in the south east. It has 21,000 students, 2,600 staff on five campuses across Sussex and runs 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses including teacher training, medicine, mathematics, computing, engineering and fashion.

As a civic university, its mission is to help build successful communities. It has a strong commitment to the region.

Its School of Education has been educating teachers for more than 100 years, and has an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for all of its early years, primary and secondary teacher training.

University of Brighton School of Education

What is an academy sponsor?

An academy sponsor is an organisation that has received approval from the Department for Education to support a group of academies. Sponsors work with the academies they support through an academy trust – a charitable company that runs the group of academies.