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Private School of Ardingly College

In 2019 near 47.32% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: College Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ
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Description Private School of Ardingly College

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: United Kingdom, West Sussex
  • Students age: 14 to 18 years
  • Educational programs: high school, GCSE, A-level, Pre-IB, IB
  • Total number of students: 841 people, 242 of them on board basis
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence.
  • Results IB 2016: 37.79 (medium).

Ardingly College is a prestigious, well-known boarding school, founded in 1858. The founder was K.N. Woodard. At the present location, the institution has been in existence since 1870: it is the south-eastern part of England (West Sussex county). Getting to London can be done in only 40 minutes, the distance to Heathrow International Airport is 63 kilometers, and to Gatwick - only 14 kilometers: this greatly facilitates travel and transfer.

The total number of students - 841 people: 141 youths and 101 girls aged 14 to 18 years. On the basis of a boarding house, 242 people are enrolled on campus (141 boys and 101 girls), while the remaining students are on full-time basis.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Private School of Ardingly College

Program name
from 11 645 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school is designed for international students.

About the educational program: the curriculum fully corresponds to the official national standard. At the end of the program, all students pass a general examination that reflects the level of knowledge reached and allows to move to the next school level. Classes are formed small, practiced individual, personal approach - teachers strive to maximize the potential and opportunities of each child, develop unique abilities and talents.

The list of compulsory subjects includes:

  • Mathematics;
  • Informatics;
  • English;
  • Natural science.

List of additional subjects to study:

  • Swimming;
  • Sport and physical culture;
  • History;
  • Geography;
  • Dramatic art and theater;
  • French;
  • Art;
  • Technology and Design;
  • Music.
from 11 955 £ / term

Quick overview: In the 10-11th grade, students learn the general GCSE program. It helps to successfully prepare for the passing of specialized examinations, get a certificate of secondary education and move on to the next, more complex level of education.

About the educational program: Subjects are divided into thematic groups, so some combinations become inaccessible - this is how impossible it is to repeat the training course, duplicate information in classes in related disciplines. Each student chooses 3-4 directions - the total number of subjects at the GCSE level should reach 8-10. Teachers are always ready to help to form the most balanced and competent curriculum that fully meets the interests and requirements of international students: for example, it is advised to choose a foreign language, humanitarian and applied science for studying.

Mandatory subjects include:

  • English;
  • Fundamentals of Life Safety;
  • Mathematics;
  • Philosophy;
  • English literature;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Natural Science (chemistry, biology or physics).

List of additional subjects to study:

  • Theatrical art;
  • Technology and design;
  • Latin language;
  • Art;
  • Foundations of religion;
  • History;
  • Graphic design;
  • Physical Culture;
  • History of civilizations;
  • Spanish;
  • French;
  • German;
  • Product design;
  • Geography;
  • Music art.
from 12 600 £ / term

Brief information: 12-13 grades - the time to choose an effective preparatory program for a successful entry into the university. This can be the British standard A-level or International Baccalaureate. Also there is an opportunity to study at a special Pre-IB course - this is an ideal option for foreign students who have graduated from high school in their home country and are just starting to get education abroad.

About the educational program: The A-level course provides for a profound, specialized study of three subjects for the student's choice. 4-5 disciplines in the first year are studied and only 3-4 of them are studied in the second year of study. 

List of subjects to study:

  • Drama and theatrical art;
  • Music art;
  • Technology and design;
  • Biology;
  • Physics;
  • History;
  • History of civilizations;
  • French;
  • English;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Business fundamentals;
  • Psychology;
  • English literature;
  • Art and design;
  • Spanish;
  • Medieval history;
  • Physical Culture and sport;
  • Economics;
  • German;
  • Italian language;
  • Mathematics;
  • Geography;
  • Latin language;
  • Chemistry;
  • Philosophy.
from 12 600 £ / term

About the educational program: an international program for students all over the world is designed according to standrats of IB program.

The curriculum of each student includes 6 disciplines, selected from 6 thematic scientific units:

  • Literature in the native language;
  • Art;
  • Humanitarian sciences;
  • Foreign languages;
  • Mathematics;
  • Natural Sciences.

Three subjects to choose from are studied at the standard level of complexity, and three - on the increased, in-depth. In addition, there are 3 mandatory disciplines, classes for all students without exception:

  • Writing an expanded essay (literacy and accuracy of writing, analysis and material analysis skills);
  • Theory of knowledge (the first 4 semesters are provided for 3 lessons per week). The philosophical subject helps develop the skill of critical thinking, see the role of knowledge in modern society;
  • CAS (Creativity, Action and Service - creativity, action and service). 

Lessons are held three times a week (a total of at least 150 hours per 1 year of training). International pupils can fully discover their talents and abilities:

  • Classes on drama, art, painting and photography are provided;
  • Different sport activities;
  • Charity events;
  • Volunteer projects.

Accommodation and food

Upon check-in, the age and gender of the students are taken into account. Most of the students (about 80%) occupy rooms for 1-2 people, 20% of students live in rooms for 3-4 pupils. Each hostel accommodates approximately 40 students, the exception being the residence for high school students; In each residence there is a special head and mentors, the medical staff is constantly on duty. Ardingly College dorms have spacious cozy lounges, a self-service kitchen, a computer room (all PCs have internet access).

The spacious common dining area provides schoolchildren with a full board meal, tasty and varied (mostly European traditional cuisine).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, drama, English, English literature, exact sciences, geography, history, maths, modern languages, music, physical Culture, physics, Theatrical art
Events list: badminton, cinema, cricket, dancing, Dramatic circle, fencing, field hockey, fitness, football, Jewelry design, music studio, netball, Photostudio, sailing, tennis

Events Private School of Ardingly College

Ardingly College has established partnerships with nearby schools - students are constantly interacting with each other, go on joint tours and walks. Constantly organized cognitive and interesting trips abroad: these can be European countries (Paris, Italian Florence), Kenya, Gambia or India, there is also a student and language exchange with the educational institutions of France, Germany and Spain. Visiting the nearest city is allowed every day in your free time - students must return to the campus before 18:00.


  • High exam results: more than 50% of students received A*-A grades in 2011 according to GCSE;
  • More than 1/3 of students received A-B grades based on A-level results;
  • According to the examinations of the International Baccalaureate program, 21% of students received 40 points out of 45.

Equipment Private School of Ardingly College

The Ardingly College Campus is superbly equipped, it has everything you need for effective teaching and comfortable living, recreation. In modern classrooms, interactive whiteboards and necessary audiovisual equipment are installed, TV and DVD players are available, functional scientific laboratories are available for practical classes in physics and chemistry, an extensive library with Internet access is available. Also equipped studios and classes for music, art, design.

Sports infrastructure is also well developed. The school has a spacious indoor pool with heated water, tennis courts, covered areas for volleyball, basketball, football and badminton, and there are also open fields for team games and individual classes. Equipped with a separate school theater - there are dramatic performances with students and discos on weekends.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters:

  • Autumn - from September 1 to December 11 (holidays from October 16 to November 1)
  • Spring - from January 4 to March 23 (vacation from 12 to 21 February)
  • Summer - from 18 April to 1 July (vacations from 27 May to 5 June).

Tuition fee is:

  • 10-11 grades = 9905 £ / semester, 29715 £ / year
  • 12-13 classes = 10475 £ / semester, 31425 £ / year.

Please note that there are some additional fees  that are not included in the program's basic cost:

  • Registration fee = 100 £
  • Deposit for place on the course = 1000 £
  • Visa invitation CAS = 500 £
  • Tuition fee (one semester cost, refundable)
  • EFL lessons for international students = £ 1200 / trimester
  • Custody and registration at the agency
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP
  • Visa fees 650 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants must provide a detailed description from the previous school, as well as a report card with grades for the last two years.



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