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A boarding house is much more than just a building where a student keeps their belongings, works, sleeps and then leaves. 

It is a community of people, all connected to the House, and each other.

It’s a place where children can make the transition to confident adulthood, developing self-reliance, commitment to others and the ability to get on with a wide range of people.

Our boarding Housemaster and Housemistress are committed to ensuring two things. Firstly, when your son or daughter walks in through the front door they feel as close to being at home as is possible. Second, they should be in a position to learn and contribute to Ardingly life most effectively. That means a good night’s sleep, the right food and the knowledge that they have the full support of all at Ardingly.

This is what the ISI said about us:

The quality of boarding is excellent.  The boarders’ personal development is excellent and they leave the school with a high level of self-confidence and self-reliance. They speak enthusiastically about their houses and value the positive relationships they develop with their friends, including those of different cultures.

"Each student's individuality is valued and respected and the ethos of the school ensures that those who board there are nurtured and developed both academically and socially.”

ISI Inspection Report, 2012