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About Ardvreck

Set in 40 acres of stunning grounds, Ardvreck School is the dream location in which to educate your children. At Ardvreck, we believe in environment based education and are aware that life beyond the school gates presents challenges and so, being a prep school, we take the word ‘preparatory’ very seriously. Our terrific team of teachers are exceptionally well trained to develop confidence in our pupils to prepare them for a successful life.

Ardvreck is widely regarded as one of the best preparatory schools in Scotland. Our extensive academic and extra-curricular programme empowers all of our pupils to discover their talents and interests in an all-round learning environment.

All children who attend Ardvreck School are valued as individuals, and we work hard to ensure that all of their needs are met. Unlike larger schools, we are able to adopt a compassionate approach to the needs, interests and academic enthusiasm of each individual child, making Ardvreck school feel like a home away from home. Children feel happy, loved, valued and nurtured here.

The day and boarding learning environments at Ardvreck are set amidst beautiful Perthshire countryside. Children play and explore in the dams and dens and extensive green areas, allowing them to thrive in a healthy environment surrounded by nature that encourages them to make the most of their precious childhood years.

We Are A Community

Ardvreck is a joyful and caring school which gives all children a wide range of opportunities to develop their full potential whilst carefully nurturing their self-belief and confidence.

We give each child time and space, respect and encouragement. At Ardvreck, we understand that they need the warmth and security which allow them to develop their own special talents and personalities. Most importantly, we have developed many ways in which to listen to the needs and aspirations of the children.



The following is an extract from The School We Love On The Hill, Ardvreck 1883-1983 by Simon J Ireland:
The story has often been told of a day in September 1883 when a 33-year-old man called Mr Frost sat down for tea with his mother, sisters and four little boys. After eating much cake, a school was born.

This was now over 137 years ago and these facts seem quite easy to understand. Mr Frost was our school’s first Headmaster and Ardvreck is known as one of the finest prep schools in the United Kingdom. Yet facts do not always tell the whole story and to understand this particular narrative we are required to probe deeper and to use our imagination.