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Ardingly College

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Ardingly College

Ardingly College

Address: Ardingly College,  Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQ
Day fees in Senior School (Year 9) start at £7,665 per term. Various boarding options are available, full boarding is £11,135 (Year 9) per term. Day fees in Prep (Year 3) start at £4,590 per term. Fees in Pre-Prep (Reception) start at £3,117 per term
2 to 18
Head Teacher: 
Mr Ben Figgis
Religious Affiliation: 
Church of England
Entrance Procedure: 
Entry to Year 9 is subject to an interview with the headmaster, reports, a reference from the present school and completion of the ISEB Common Pre-Test assessment. This is taken in the March of Year 6. Pupils who are not in the prep school system and/or who are applying outside these dates will be asked to visit the college to meet the headmaster and/or senior staff and to sit an entrance assessment.
Registrar Suzanne O’Shea
[email protected]
School Visits: 
Open mornings take place each term. Individual visits can be arranged on request.

The Curriculum

Pupils design their academic programme to suit their abilities and interests whilst studying the core subjects of maths, English and science. In the Sixth Form there is a choice of A-level or IB. There is a course of Independent research and IT skills and an extensive enrichment programme on offer.

Games & The Arts

Sport, music, art and drama feature prominently in the lives of pupils at Ardingly College. We have a reputation for excelling on the football and hockey field and the music school recently celebrated winning the prestigious Woodard Young Musician of the Year. The art department encourages individuality pupils are encourages to use drama to express themselves.

Pastoral Care

We support every child to find balance and fulfilment, whilst developing the resilience to overcome any challenges. Each child is allocated to a house and our pastoral care provides several layers of support so that every child has professional adult support from their housemaster or housemistress as well as a personal tutor.

University Places

95% of students progressing to their first or second choice university and over 75% progressing to a Russell Group university destination.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

No child excels at everything, but every child can excel at something. We work with our children to discover their qualities and prepare them for their future beyond school.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • GCSE students achieved 75% A*-A
  • A Level and IB students achieved 63% A*-A or equivalent
  • IB Diploma students achieved an average of 38.6 points

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