Ardingly College

Co-educational boarding and day, West Sussex

Schools are places of discovery as well as education. “No child is good at everything but every child is good at something. We will support every student to discover where their strengths lie”. Ben Figgis Head of College. But more than that we are living in a diverse and competitive world and encourage our students to grasp every opportunity to be ready for the world when they leave us.


Ardingly College is based in the beautiful Sussex countryside in the UK, just 15 minutes from London Gatwick and 45 minutes from London Heathrow.

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Our students leave as confident individuals ready for the world having reached their academic potential.

In the Senior School pupils design their academic programme to suit their abilities and interests whilst studying core subjects of Maths, English and Science. Pre-Sixth is also offered. In the Sixth Form there is a choice of A level, IB or BTEC. Our academic results are excellent across the board. We also offer The International Academic Pathway, a one-year transition programme for students aged 12 or 13 at entry, who are academically able but whose level of English is below the level needed.

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There is a vibrant social life for boarders at the weekend, with a programme of events and excursions. We support every student to find balance and fulfilment, whilst developing the resilience to overcome any challenges. 


Sports, music, art, drama and dance feature highly in the lives of pupils at Ardingly College. We also offer an extensive Enrichment Programme, offering activities beyond the classroom.

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Head Mr Ben Figgis
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 2 - 10
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Vocational BTEC Applied Psychology, Business, Sport & Exercise Science
Total Students 1083
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 159