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Simon Crane Confirmed as Head Master of Brighton College Dubai
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Simon Crane Confirmed as Head Master of Brighton College Dubai

by Jon WestleyFebruary 26, 2020

Background – New Head Master of Brighton College Dubai


Simon Crane has been confirmed as the new Head Master of Brighton College Dubai. Mr Crane takes over the reins from Founding Head Master Marco Longmore who has relocated to China to take on the role of Founding Head Master of Fettes College Guangzhou. Mr Crane was promoted from within, following his central role in Brighton College Abu Dhabi guiding the school in his dual role as Deputy Head Master and the Head of Senior School. Mr Crane has been the interim Headmaster of Brighton College Dubai since October 2019.

Mr Crane is a Sport Scientist and Educationalist by training, graduating for both his Bachelor study in Physical Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Chester in the United Kingdom. During these formative years Mr Crane developed his passion for Water Polo, Football and Tennis. In both Football and Tennis Mr Crane achieved a place in Chester’s First XI.

Mr Crane has been a leading light within the Brighton College Group of schools for over six years, joining Brighton College International initially from the UK independent Hillcrest Grammar School where he held the position of Director Sport and Assistant Head of School

Advocacy – A Culture of Kindness

Simon Crane has played a central role as an advocate of a culture of kindness with Brighton Schools

Feedback from parents and teachers to has been uniformly positive. In our own visits to the school and conversations with Mr Crane we found an impassioned advocate for kindness. The impact of his advocacy in this area is recognised to have played a transformational role in the academic and whole child development of children. Mr Crane sees kindness as a fundamental and formative value of the school. Kindness and its impacts underpin the happiness, success and development of the stand-out education he argues is offered by Brighton College. It also underpins the values of Brighton College alumni worldwide.


Bloom Education told us:

“As Head of Senior School at Brighton College Abu Dhabi and an integral member of its Leadership Team over the last six years, Mr Crane has been instrumental in guiding pupils to achieve exceptional academic results, with 40% of their A level grades last summer being A* and A.

Mr Crane’s was instrumental in Brighton College Abu Dhabi achieving the highest possible rating of Outstanding, from the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.”


Our early review of Brighton College Dubai can be found here.

Our review of Brighton College Abu Dhabi can be found here.


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Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of and UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at]

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