Settling into the Prep School


  • New Parents’ and Pupils’ Tea. This provides an opportunity for everyone new to Ardingly College Prep School to spend some time getting to know other new parents, pupils and all the Prep School teaching staff.

Transition within Ardingly Prep School

  • Moving Up Afternoon. During the Trinity term, all year groups in the Prep School have a ‘moving up’ afternoon to familiarise them with their new classroom and form teacher.
  • Familiarisation. Children in Year 2 are eager to move up to their new classrooms ‘up the hill’ and this transition is made easier because they have already spent some time with the older children during the school year, visiting from time to time and joining children in KS2 for  the end of the term, Celebration Assembly