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Ardingly College

College Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6SQ

T: +44 (0)1444 893000

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ISC ID: 51217


Mr Ben Figgis (Headmaster)

Boys - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Boarding: 13 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Boarding: 13 to 18


1038 pupils

Ardingly College case studies (19)

Local Schools choir


  • Ardingly College
  • South Malling School, Lindfield Primary school, St Giles, St Peter's Ardingly, St Peter's Chailey and Fletching Primary school
  • Performing arts and music
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Make a Noise music day


  • Ardingly College
  • Blackthorns Community Primary Academy, Lindfield, Haywards Heath
  • Performing arts and music
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The Big Sing


  • Ardingly College
  • Bolney CofE Primary School, Bolney, Haywards Heath
  • Performing arts and music
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Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 17 state schools involved
  • 200 to 500 state school pupils involved
  • 300 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Activity: Yr 6 STEM Day
Schools: Lindfield Primary, Ashdown House, Belmont School, Copthorne, Great Walstead, Handcross Park, Penthorpe, St Andrew’s
Objective: Engaging Yr 6 pupils with the Ardingly College Solar car project and more widely with STEM learning.
Details: Pupils worked in mixed-school teams to design build and race a mini solar car. Pupils developed connections with state school pupils and developed their STEM skills collaboratively.

Activity: Make a Noise! Music Day
Schools: Downlands Community School, Warden Park Academy, The Burgess Hill Academy, St Paul’s CC Burgess Hill and a few pupils from West Sussex Music Service
Objective: Creating music with a number of state schools
Details: Pupils spend the day working in instrumental sections and then a whole big band to rehearse and perform pieces of music. All pupils worked alongside each other in a supportive and creative atmosphere.

Activity: Astro Day
School: Warden Park
Objective: To learn about Astrophysics, astronomy and physics
Details: Pupils spent the day in workshops and listening to external speakers, also spending time in a planetarium.

The following are activities which have either not run despite state schools having been invited or else have run but many state schools have not attended despite having been invited: Solar Car, Make a Noise!, Shakespeare Conference, Economics Forum, Maths Challenge.

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils