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Ardingly College

Ardingly College

Address: Ardingly College,  Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQ
Day fees in Senior School (Year 9) start at £7,500 per term. Various boarding options are available, full boarding is £10,650 (Year 9) per term. Day fees in Prep (Year 3) start at £4,200 per term. Fees in Pre-Prep (Reception) start at £2,900 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 October/ November 2017 for 2019 entry and the summer term of Year 6 for 2020 entry and beyond. 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

100% of our 2017 leavers that sought places at university were successful.

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

  • Our students excel with a choice of A-level or IB
  • We had an outstanding set of recent A-level and IB results of 88% A*- B and record-breaking GCSE results of 89% A*- B
  • We are delighted to attract both top performers and also late bloomers who are prepared to graft with a strong work ethic and apply a good attitude to school
  • We work together to nurture both academic ability and outstanding life skills to build future success beyond school

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