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A boarding & day school for children aged 3-13, nestling in
the foothills of the Scottish Highlands.

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WELCOME FROM THE HEADMISTRESS

Welcome to Ardvreck School’s website. Our extraordinary “school on the hill” is a unique community with an unmatched spirit of achievement and sense of educational adventure. Our inspirational teachers and staff body are committed to making every child become altruistic, curious, and courageous. Our pupils are encouraged to cast their nets wide, to have big dreams and be ambitious, all the while surrounded by a nurturing environment and a curriculum so creative and thrilling young minds cannot help but have a tenacious thirst for learning.

Words and photographs are simply not enough to convey the vitality and enthusiasm that are the hallmark of Ardvreck, and I would urge you to arrange a visit to experience the school at first hand. I can guarantee a very warm welcome.

A UNIQUE EDUCATION

Ardvreck’s magnificent location inspires our mantra that not all classrooms have walls; every child has the privilege of learning life lessons outside. Our nature-inspired Nursery fully embraces the Forest School principles and as the pupils move up the school, our outstanding outdoor pursuits activity programme, which is second to none, encourages the development of a deep-rooted appreciation of nature and adaptability in our pupils.

Our curriculum has been designed to ensure pupils achieve their full potential. This structure ensures that the learning needs of each individual are met and that the children constantly strive to outperform their own expectations both inside and outside of the classroom.

At Ardvreck, we ensure that all children are well prepared for the next stage of education, and many of its former pupils have been selected as leaders within their senior schools.

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‘Ardvreck isn’t very academic.’ Or so we’ve been told.
In fact, our results speak for themselves: in 2020, scholarships were awarded to 95% of our leavers to Senior schools of their choice. Our well-rounded, confident and altruistic pupils are coveted by senior schools across the UK.
Although we firmly believe classrooms do not need walls, our children enjoy daily academic lessons in English, Maths, Science, Latin, French, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Music and Art. 
We excel at developing strength of character: not just in the classroom, but in the boarding houses and the music rooms, on the stage and the playing fields; up trees, under water and atop mountains; from the Nursery to the Sixth Form. We don’t limit ourselves to providing an excellent academic education; but shape – and celebrate – the whole child.
https://www.ardvreckschool.co.uk/academic/

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An all round education 🥰

Fantastic school for an all round education! 🙌

Amen to this! 🙌

⛄️It’s snow secret, our pupils have had a fantastic time enjoying the weather today during their breaks. They have built some rather amazing creations including igloos, snowpeople, snow angels and spheres. Others have been enjoying sledging and skiing - kayak sledging seems to be the fastest! 
#onlyatardvreck #snowday #icywhatyouhavedonethere #snowjoke

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These are fab!! Sadly the snow stopped the (wrong?!) side of the Tay and St Andrews remained only wet so some very disappointed children here!!!

Some of our children in Little Ardvreck have been busy using their positional maths language outside this week. 
#mathsinaction #handsonlearning #ardeeducation #onlyatardvreck #outdoorlearning
Steeped in Ardvreck’s ethos that classrooms don’t need walls, children in Little Ardvreck develop a sense of adventure and responsibility. Our varied outdoor timetable includes regular Forest School sessions, with campfires and nature exploration featuring regularly on our weekly timetable. 

Our central aim at Ardvreck is to help children develop their confidence and self-esteem by giving them the opportunity to find the thing or things they love to do; they then use that enthusiasm and passion as a springboard for building and working for their future.

Little Ardvreck is for children aged between 5 and 7.

https://www.ardvreckschool.co.uk/little-ardvreck/

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Ardvreck’s Virtual Carol Service and Nativity Play 2020

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Inspired by our School production of the Lion King

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Our first action movie: The A Team

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