A Headstart in the Pre-School

Nestled in ‘The Farmhouse,’ Ardingly College’s Pre-School is an essential part of our Prep School, offering an inspiring and extensive creative curriculum for four-year-olds. Our expert teaching staff instil confidence in our students through daily phonics and maths, preparing them to seize all the opportunities at Ardingly.

In addition to academics, we fuel a love for reading through our Rainforest Library, managed by a qualified librarian, and engage our students with diverse enrichment activities. These include specialist-led dance, music, and forest school sessions that promote creativity and curiosity. Highlights like visiting the ‘big’ school during science week for an immersive dinosaur experience keep learning exciting.

A strong partnership with parents is at our core. Regular ‘Stay and Play’ sessions allow parents to witness their child’s development and our digital platform, Tapestry, keeps them updated with their child’s achievements.

Set within a stunning 230-acre site, our Pre-School offers plentiful resources, such as an indoor pool for weekly swimming lessons and regular nature walks to inspire curiosity and confidence. We recommend a minimum attendance of three days each week, fostering a robust foundation for full-time schooling.

Parents consistently praise Ardingly College’s Pre-School, as seen in one testimonial, “Both of my children absolutely love school! We really appreciate everything you do to make it such an enjoyable place for them to be.” We invite parents to visit and see first-hand how we provide an exceptional start to their children’s education.