World Ready

Engage with the World Around You

The wider our horizons, the further we can travel. In a hyper-connected world, engaging with the wider world is essential. A diverse school community is a good place to start exploring our knowledge of the world, our relationships with others and our understanding of difference.

Beyond the school gates

Education is an exploration of how the world works. It should take us out of the classroom and beyond the school gates – intellectually and physically. Pupils at Ardingly do this in a great variety of ways, connecting with the world beyond school locally, nationally and internationally.

 

A global perspective

Ardingly is an English school with a global perspective. The curriculum is both national and international, with the IB Diploma offered in addition to GCSEs, A Levels and BTEC courses. Our school community is greatly enhanced by overseas students from Europe and beyond.

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Germany

Russia

Italy

France

Singapore

Ukraine

Bulgaria

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

Czech Republic

China

Japan

Austria

Ghana

Belgium

Bermuda

Mexico

India

Norway

Hungary

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Our International Community

Over 1000 students – boarding, day, girls and boys of 25 nationalities – thrive on our campus every year, encouraging our strong native British cohort to open their eyes to the world around them.  

A word from the inspectors

“Pupils have a highly developed sense of responsibility to their school community and recognise the importance of service to others through their voluntary and charity work. Pupils’ experiences and knowledge are expanded from being part of an international community, especially in the sixth form and in boarding.”

ISI Report, February 2018

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