Ardingly College

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding & day school which educates over 1000 students. Located in the West Sussex countryside, between London and Brighton, the College nestles in a 230 acre campus comprising The Prep, The Senior School and The Sixth Form. Though each is a separate entity, they offer a seamless education for children from 2 to 18 years of age.

College Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6SQ


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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, ISA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 1072

Ardingly College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£7,645 to £13,520

Day fees per term:
£1,286 to £8,995

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
938 / 6200

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 18 (416)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (164)

Sixth Form: (150)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 18 (340)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (152)

Sixth Form: (128)

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Additional Information

No child excels at everything, but every child can excel at something. We are a large campus with excellent facilities but our pupil numbers are contained which allows us to get to know each and every student.  

We work with our children to discover their qualities and prepare them for their future beyond school.

Our students excel with strong academic choice.

Pupils design their academic programme to suit their abilities and interests whilst studying core subjects of Maths, English and Science. In the Sixth Form, there is a choice of A level, IB or BTEC. There is a course of Independent Research and IT skills and an extensive enrichment programme is offered. 

Sport, music, art, dance and drama feature highly in the lives of pupils at Ardingly College. We have a reputation for excelling on the football and hockey field and our theatre productions outstanding. The art department encourages individuality whilst pupils are strongly encouraged to use drama to express themselves. 

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. 

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies