About BEO - Ardingly College

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school. It was founded in 1858 and in the Tatler list of top public schools. Ardingly occupies a 420 acre site situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The college is located between London and Brighton in the village of Ardingly near Haywards Heath. It is set against the beautiful backdrop of a large lake and rolling countryside.

Ardingly College exterior

Ardingly College BEO – Programme Highlights

The British English Olympics (BEO) is a unique, high profile event attracting bilingual international schools to compete in a series of English language academic challenges. As part of the BEO, your students will explore modern global issues and to make presentations, debate and perform on subjects such as the environment, globalisation and sustainable development.

Since the BEO began in 2009, Oxford International has welcomed over 4000 students from more than 250 schools and 20 different countries. Every year we look to develop the programme and expand the international mix of countries who participate.

Compulsory age range: 12-16 


  • Participation in the BEO competition at Ardingly College centred on contemporary political and social issues .
  • 2 extended full day excursions to London (9am-8pm) with a guided Politics and Royalty walking tour.
  • Award Ceremony based in a central London location
  • 1 extended full day excursion to London (9am-10:30pm) including a ride on the London Eye and a West End Musical.
  • Full day excursion to Oxford with a walking tour and entrance to an Oxford College.
  • Full day excursion to Portsmouth with a guided walking tour and option to include an entrance to HMS Victory

Please find the centre guidebook here


  • London Heathrow


  • London Gatwick


  • London Stansted

    1hr 30mins

Ardingly College


  • Mixed accommodation including single ensuite rooms and multi-bedded rooms with shared bathroom facilities
  • Large common rooms with sofas, TVs, table-top games and basic kitchen facilities
  • Extensive sports facilities including a sports hall, tennis courts, netball courts, exclusive swimming pool and outdoor pitches
  • Indoor theatre space used for creative events
  • School Chapel for private worship
  • State-of-the-art classroom facilities and breakout rehearsal spaces.