Ardingly College

About Ardingly College

We are a school of ambition and are proud of the achievements of our pupils. In a globalised world, securing strong qualifications and a track record of success has never been more important. We also ensure that our pupils enjoy a great deal of choice to enable them to succeed in the classroom and in the activities they pursue in their wider school life.

An excellent education also requires us to look beyond the school gates, and engage with the world around us. Whether they live five minutes down the road or come from the other side of the world, every pupil must leave school with a positive engagement and understanding of the world around them.

Finally, confidence. That intangible quality that is essential for personal fulfilment. Confidence comes from having the support and understand of the community in which you live. Above everything else, we aim to understand every child, to support them through the opportunities and challenges of growing up, and help them grow in understanding, respect and enjoyment of the people and the world around them.


Type of School Co-educational boarding and day school
Number of Pupils 416
Age Range 3-18
Religious Tradition Anglo Catholic
Distance from Airports

Gatwick Airport – 13 miles (22 minutes)

Distance from London

39 miles (1 hour 35 minutes)

School Links

Ardingly Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory Schools

Educational Programmes

GCSE/IGCSE, IBCP, International Baccalaureate, A levels

Co-Curricular Programmes

Sporting ability, musical talent and artistic flair are realised under the guidance of the most skilled teachers so students can identify and develop their full potential. Some students go on to compete and achieve at the highest level. Beyond the curriculum, pupils’ lives are enriched by exploring their interests in a wide range of creative, sporting, musical, outdoor and volunteering activities that are offered as part of the Enrichment Programme.