Ardingly College
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
2 - 18
Other independent school

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

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Top grades at GCSE (7-9) and top grades at A level (A*/A)

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College Road
West Sussex
Haywards Heath
RH17 6SQ

School Description

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school which educates 830 students. Located in the West Sussex countryside, between London and Brighton, the College nestles in a 420 acre campus comprising The Pre-Preparatory, The Preparatory and The Senior Schools. Though each is a separate entity, they offer a seamless education for children from 2.5 to 18 years of age.

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“Ardingly failed my daughter”

"> The Prep school is amazing but the senior school has real issues in my opinion. My daughter attended Ardingly for 5 years. Her dyslexia and her ADHD were never picked up and the head said she behaved like a 5 year old because she was dis-organised and untidy and struggled sometimes to remain focused (all part of dyslexia and ADHD). In my experience, a pupil is not allowed to make mistakes because they get severely punished unlike their marketing campaign which tells parents that they encourage pupils to make mistakes! I feel money is the top priority not the pupil's welfare. The head is, in my experience, unapproachable. I certainly would not recommend this school. There are better schools around and they are better value and offer fantastic welfare and support to their pupils. Ardingly College failed my daughter.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Ardingly College

Last update: 15 October 2022

Open Mornings take place every term. Please visit to view dates and register. 



Ardingly College Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.