Ardingly College A GSG School
- Ardingly College
- Head: Ben Figgis
- T 01444 893000
- F 01444 893001
- E email@example.com
- W www.ardingly.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: West Sussex
- Pupils: 550
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £22,380 - £23,610; Boarding £25,110 - £32,130 pa
- Open days: Contact the Registrar for details.
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Ardingly College Prep School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
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What the school says...
Ardingly College is a quintessentially British school, with an outward-looking, international character and the highest academic standards. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has described our school as 'outstanding' with 'excellent' teaching, 'excellent' achievements and 'excellent' leadership, with 'a lively academic atmosphere' and 'courteous, well-behaved and co-operative' pupils. One of our former pupils, Ian Hislop, said on a recent visit: I had a real education here and I mean real in the widest sense; it gave me a genuine, questing desire to work out more than just how many marks youd gain for each section of an exam paper. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says'There’s a section attack on the headmaster’s field this afternoon,’ she added enthusiastically, as a cannon was wheeled into the quad. ‘It just shoots blanks,’ she said cheerfully, ‘but it makes lots of noise.’ It’s difficult to argue with the evident joys of...
Since September 2014, Ben Figgis MA (Cantab). Previously deputy head at Oakham, where he also taught sixth form history and theory of knowledge. Has also been history teacher, housemaster and head of boarding at Abingdon. Before taking up teaching had a life in media, which he left after concerns about the ethical compromises involved in news gathering. Keen to provide pupils with a modern education, and a world view. Enrichment is a word which comes up a lot – an interest and excitement in subjects is as important as achieving a particular grade.
Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Department offers individual lessons for pupils who have a mild specific learning difficulty. All pupils however must be able to cope in the classroom without individual Learning Assistant support.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|
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