From its inception to the thriving Ardingly community we know today, philanthropy has been at the heart of the College’s growth and success. Our Founder, Nathaniel Woodard, financed his new schools from donations and subscriptions, inspiring others with his vision for education.

Throughout the last 150 years philanthropy has transformed the fabric of the College, and the generosity of our community continues to help us advance capital projects, maintain historic buildings, fund transformational bursaries and invest in the best tools possible for children to reach their full potential.  

If you would like to be a part of Ardingly’s rich tradition of philanthropy through a charitable gift, or would simply like to learn more about giving to Ardingly College, please contact Elinor Wood, Development Director, on