Academic Enrichment

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Clubs Societies and Trips


With 140 clubs, societies, publications and trips available, there’s always a new adventure waiting. Here are a few examples:

  • A team of engineers designed and built a solar car which was the first European school-built car to race across Australia in 2015.
  • Students present and hear papers from leading academics at the College’s National Shakespeare Conference each year.
  • An Ardingly team were national Chemistry champions, having won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition.
  • Articles are written by students in publications for Divinity and Philosophy, English, History and Science.
  • Students research ancient dinosaur species whilst taking part in fossil discovery and dinosaur digs on the school grounds.
  • A wide variety of academic trips involves students going to to CERN and the Vatican Observatory (Physics), Iceland (Geography), New York (Art), and to practise languages in France, Germany and Spain.
  • Oxbridge Development
  • Think Course