New Head Announcement

Harry HastingsHarry Hastings has been appointed Head of the Prep School from January 2018.  

Mr Hastings is currently the Head of Brighton College Prep School. He has taught at both boarding and day schools, including the Dragon School in Oxford and Cumnor House. He has an educational vision closely aligned to ours, and ​is committed to the inclusive and all-round education that Ardingly offers. 

Harry is married to Kate, a consultant anaesthetist at Brighton Hospital, and they will be moving to Ardingly with their children, Lizzie (11), Barney (9) and Rex (5).

Reflecting on his appointment, Mr Hastings commented, "It is an extremely exciting time to become part of Ardingly College. The 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."

Jim Castle

Jim Castle, our current Prep School Deputy Headmaster, will be interim Headmaster of Ardingly College Prep School after the current HM flies the nest at the end of the Summer Term. Jim has been at Ardingly for eight years. Jim describes the Prep School’s atmosphere as "captivating" and says: “I am so looking forward to this important leadership position. While continuing to support the growth, learning and development of our fabulous students I have the opportunity to take on a greater ambassadorial role to prospective parents, sharing the knowledge, insights and direction of this wonderful college.”