Donating

Thank you for taking the time to consider making a donation to Ardingly College.

We understand that making a donation is an important decision and our Alumni and Development team would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Robert Haynes Brown, Chair of the Development Committee via Shirley.Howden@ardingly.com who will be happy to help.

Ways of showing your support:

  • One-off payment
    We are always grateful for any level of support you are able to provide and what better way than in a one-off donation to the College.
  • Regular giving
    Why not spread your donation by regular monthly, quarterly or annual payments via a standing order?
  • The Patrons’ Circle
    The Ardingly College Patrons’ Circle consists of a group of prominent members of the Ardingly Community who wish to make a meaningful commitment to help fund important improvements in the College’s essential infrastructure and facilities, or to fund the College’s means-tested Bursary Programme.
    Please click here to read more.
  • 1858 Society – a legacy for the future
    Legacies make an enormous difference to our sustainability, cushioning us against the massive expense of maintaining our historic buildings and providing a much needed capital injection never possible from school fee surpluses.  In addition to funding capital projects, the gift of a legacy can also help build up the College’s endowment fund for bursaries.
    Please click here to read more on this opportunity of giving.
  • Donating your deposit
    On leaving the College, many parents choose to donate their child’s entrance deposit for development projects, or the bursary fund.
  • Corporate matching programme
    Ardingly College accepts all tax-deductible contributions from corporate matching-gift programmes.  Please confirm with your current employer if they will match your charitable donations.
  • Gift Aid
    Make your gift go further, by choosing to Gift Aid your donation.  By making this choice you will be increasing your donation by a further 25% at no additional cost.
    For more information on giving with Gift Aid please visit the Gov.uk website.

Areas for Support

We are always keen to ensure that the donation you make to the College is used in a way in which you feel comfortable.  The current areas of development for the College are listed below; however, if you have an alternative project in mind, please let us know when you make your donation and we will ensure your request is met.

  • The Arts
  • Science
  • Sports
  • The Bursaries
  • General school infrastructure and improvements

Payment methods

Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Cheque
  • BACS payment
  • Standing order

If you would like to make a donation, using one of the above methods, please email  Development@ardingly.com, or write to the Development Office, Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ.