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Using Satellite Navigation

Please be careful when using satellite navigation to get to Ardingly College, this can sometimes route you down narrow country lanes or try to direct you via the entrance to Ardingly Reservoir and our Pre-Prep School. The main entrance to the College is  on College Road and is easily identified by the two brick pillars on either side with pelicans on the top.

When arriving from the north via the M23 please exit at junction 10 not 10a,  your satellite navigation should then re-route you via the A264, B2028  and College Road as described above.

When arriving from the south please continue on College Road past the entrance to Ardingly Reservoir and our Pre-Prep School. The main entrance to the school is  a further 600 yards up College Road just before a pedestrian crossing. Further details can be found below.  

Our Location

Ardingly College is situated near the heart of Ardingly Village and close the the following villages and locations.

  • Haywards Heath (3,7 miles)
  • East Grinstead (8 miles) 
  • Lindfield (1.7 miles)
  • Cuckfield (2 miles)
  • Turners Hill (5 miles)
  • Scaynes Hill (5 miles)
  • Gatwick Airport (13 miles)

​From London 

Join the southbound M23 and exit at Junction 10. Take the first exit marked East Grinstead A264. Cross straight over the first roundabout and turn right onto the B2028 marked ‘South East of England Showground’. Stay on the B2028 until you reach ‘Ardingly’; drive through the village and turn right on to College Road. You will see the College on your right after approximately ½ mile. 

From Brighton 

Follow the A23 for approximately 12 miles, leaving it at the sign marked Cuckfield and Haywards Heath and join the A272. Remain on the A272 across two roundabouts, bypassing Cuckfield, and then across 3 further roundabouts to Haywards Heath. On entering the one way system take the second turning left onto ‘The Broadway’ B2028. Travel to the next roundabout and take the fourth exit onto Sydney Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit, still on the B2028 and turn left onto Summerhill Lane. Travel for 2.25 miles and the entrance to the College is on your left. 

From the East & West 

Take the A272 to Haywards Heath and enter the one way system. Take the second turning left onto ‘The Broadway’ B2028. Travel to the next roundabout and take the fourth exit onto Sydney Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit, still on the B2028 and turn left onto Summerhill Lane. Travel for 2.25 miles and the entrance to the College is on your left.

By Air

London Gatwick Airport is 10 miles away. Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports are also within easy reach via the M25 and M23.

By Rail

The nearest mainline station is Haywards Heath (on the London to Brighton railway line) which is a 10 minute taxi journey from Ardingly.

By Road

Ardingly College is located between Crawley and Haywards Heath close to the M23, A23 and A272 just 35 miles south of London and 20 miles north of Brighton, making it easily accessible via the UK road network.