Preparing students to be
Education at Ardingly is informed by our four core values of engagement, compassion, resilience and collaboration.
Our World Ready education embeds these values and helps students understand themselves in relation to their peers, the school community and the wider world. It develops intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and prepares them for a changing world of work. When students leave Ardingly, they will have self-belief in their own potential, self-awareness of how others perceive them and the ability to self-regulate.
At Ardingly College Senior School, we offer an outstanding education, providing a wide range of opportunities within our diverse and inclusive community. Our student body boasts a near-equal split of boys and girls, with a similar mix of day and boarding students.
With 850 students in the Senior School, we strike the perfect balance – large enough to field winning sports teams and offer a world-class programme of 130+ enrichment opportunities – yet small enough for every student to be known as an individual and be recognised for their unique achievements.
Ardingly College consistently ranks among the top schools in the country for both A-level and IB results
A*-B or IB 7-5
Minutes from London
Our mantra is ‘nobody excels at everything, but everyone can excel at something.’ Our purpose is to find and develop that something for all our students. Many will find their passion in the classroom, given the wide range of academic subjects we offer, while others will do so as part of the world-class programme of extra-curricular activities they will experience at Ardingly.
We believe the foundation of this success is our outstanding pastoral support, which enables students to thrive academically, personally, and socially. Our House system ensures small pastoral groups and individual attention; no student can get lost or overlooked. Ardingly strives to always provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that equips students with the employability, entrepreneurial and life skills they will need to be ready for a changing world.