Years 3 to 6

Ardingly College Prep is a hub of joy, learning and success – a truth reflected in the radiant smiles of our pupils. Our school thrives with children eager to explore the world around them, engaging in lessons that ignite their curiosity, all within a nurturing, mindful environment that prioritises wellbeing and community.

Starting early? Our Breakfast Club offers hot meals from the Dining Room for an energising start. Our day begins at 8:00 am, as our pupils, delivered to our ‘kiss and drop’ point by parents or our school bus, are warmly greeted by Mr Hastings and the Prep SLT.

Each day commences with Form time and registration, followed by an engaging roster of lessons. Depending on the year group, school days conclude between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm, capping off days filled with learning, growth, and joy.

“Progress is excellent and is especially notable in English comprehension, reading and mathematical problem-solving. A wide range of ability is evident throughout … but close attention by teachers to individual needs, including specialist support if needed, is the main factor in this excellent academic development of all groups.”

ISI Report 2018


A typical day for KS2

9.00amSession 1 – Mathematics or English
10.30amSnack time with fruit and milk or water and outdoor playtime
11.00amSession 2 – English or Mathematics
12.10pmLunch - a choice of hot or cold meal locally sourced and cooked on site
1.15pmSession 3 – Creative Curriculum covering Science, Humanities, Music, Art, ICT
2.50pmStory time and final activities
3.15pmEnd of School Day