Boarding at Ardingly
"The quality of boarding is excellent. The boarders’ personal development is excellent and they leave the school with a high level of self-confidence and self-reliance. They speak enthusiastically about their houses and value the positive relationships they develop with their friends, including those of different cultures". ISI Inspection Report, 2012
"The school provides an outstanding level of care for the students who board there. Each student's individuality is valued and respected and the ethos of the school ensures that those who board there are nurtured and developed both academically and socially."Ofsted Inspection Report, 2011
A boarding house is much more than just a building where a student keeps their belongings, works, sleeps and then leaves. It is a community of which all people are connected to the House. During their time at Ardingly, boarders should make the transition to confident adulthood, developing self-reliance, commitment to others and the ability to get on with a wide range of people.
All boarders should feel secure in their House and receive guidance and advice from the House staff as they progress through the school. All boarders should develop pride in themselves and their House and many will make friendships which will last throughout their lives. They should work hard, develop a strong sense of their own character and have a great deal of fun.
We have a dynamic and passionate boarding Housemaster and Housemistress team who are committed to ensuring two things: Firstly, that when your son or daughter walks in through the boarding house front door they feel as close to being at home as it is possible. This is a place where they spend the majority of their time and thus they need to be able to relax in a secure and friendly environment, enjoy themselves and build on their classroom learning. Secondly, when they walk out through the front door of the house they need to be in a position to learn and contribute to Ardingly life most effectively. That means a good night’s sleep, the right food and the knowledge that they have the full support of the house team, from the Housemaster and Housemistress (and their families), to the Assistants, Matrons, cleaners and maintenance staff.
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Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6SQ