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: 559
- 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 an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-18. Situated between London and Brighton on a beautiful 230-acre campus, in West Sussex, it is only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport and there is a school bus to transport the weekly boarders from London.
Ardingly College is quintessentially English so one could be forgiven for thinking that it takes a traditional approach to teaching. However Ardingly College is forward thinking: pushing boundaries and offering unique enrichment opportunities. We finds in each child something they are good at, so they grow in confidence and in turn happiness. When they leave us they are comfortable in their own skin and able to say they are ‘World-Ready’.
And the results? Ardingly is ranked in the top ten UK IB schools in the UK, with 86% of pupils gaining A* to B at A Level (or IB equivalent) and 95% gaining their first or second choice of university. ...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 newsgathering. 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|