Prep School SMT

Harry Hastings joined Ardingly College Prep School in January 2018. He was previously Head of Brighton College Prep School. He has taught at both boarding and day schools, including the Dragon School in Oxford and Cumnor House.

Harry is married to Kate, a consultant anaesthetist at Brighton Hospital, and they have three children Lizzie, Barney and Rex.

Mr Hastings commented: “It is an extremely exciting time to become part of Ardingly College. The school’s World Ready initiative is one that sits closely with my educational philosophy and I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”


Suzanne Pendlebury-Bowe joined Ardingly College Prep School in September 2016 from Derwent Lodge where she was Head of Juniors. She has a degree in Computer Science and a PGCE from Canterbury University. Her early career was spent in the banking industry, latterly as a Risk Manager, before she decided to follow her dream to be a teacher.

Suzanne is married to Les and has two children, Alexander and William who both attend the college.

Suzanne loves her role and says “It’s a privilege to be able to watch the children develop and grow from Year 3 through to Year 8, ensuring they are ready for the next part of their educational journey”​

Georgina Sayers joined Ardingly in 2017. She has been the Year 3 & 4 Coordinator since 2018, overseeing the academic and pastoral wellbeing of children in these year groups. She runs the school Gardening Club and has organised the Prep School Camp and Teambuilding event for a number of years. Her husband, Tim, teaches Physics in the Senior School and their three children have all attended the College.

Amy Venables-Kyrke joined Ardingly College in 2016. Prior to her role at the College, she previously worked as the Head of Dorset House Pre-Prep in Bury, and was their Year 2 teacher for six years.

Before that, she enjoyed living and teaching in Malaysia for two years. Amy’s passion is in reading, particularly reading for pleasure, as this was the focus of her Master’s degree. She is also passionate about the humanities and understanding the world we live in, accepting and encouraging our differences.

William has been at Ardingly College since 2016 having previously worked in the state sector as a Primary Teacher and Head of P.E. He has been coordinating the academic and pastoral aspects of Year 5 & 6 for two years and has great experience teaching Core and Foundation subjects across Key Stage 2. When not in the classroom, William enjoys playing 6 a side football, shouting ‘fore right’ on a golf course, and spending time with his family.

Eddie has been at Ardingly College since 2012 having moved over f rom Australia. He has been the Head of Prep Boarding for the last 3 years as well as the Shaping My World programme coordinator. Eddie is also a primary mathematics specialist teacher and has many years experience supporting upper KS2 and lower KS3 pupils, both academically and pastorally. When not teaching, he loves to play football, go on runs through the English countryside, spend time with his three young children, and watch as much sport as possible.

My passion for childcare first began when I was studying for my degree in Psychology which I then went on to further explore when studying for my MSc in Applied Child Psychology, the knowledge gained shaped how I support the children in my care. I also achieved my EYPS.

I have been in a leadership role for nearly 10 years, 7 of which were in my previous setting where the nursery was brand new, supporting in it’s opening and establishing it as an outstanding setting.

My role in the college is Nursery Manager. I am really looking forward to getting to know the children and their families and working with the team to create the best start in life for the children and prepare them for their future at Ardingly College.