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WHY CHOOSE ARDVRECK?

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.

The academic structure at Ardvreck has been designed to ensure that 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.

 

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VISIONS, AIMS & ETHOS

Nestling in stunning grounds, Ardvreck School is the dream location in which to educate your sons and daughters. At Ardvreck, we are well aware that life beyond school presents challenges and so, being a prep school, we take the word preparatory very seriously. Our terrific team of teachers are trained to develop confidence in your children to prepare them for a successful life.

Motivation to learn is at the forefront of our ethos: small class sizes engender very close bonds and mutual trust which enable all our teachers to support, stretch and stimulate your children to achieve the peak of their academic potential.

Everyone is aware of the emotional and physical benefits of regular exercise and,at Ardvreck, our aim is to instil a lifelong commitment to fitness. All staff and pupils head out every afternoon to make use of our fine sporting facilities. Children are coached in a variety of team sports and we play matches regularly against other schools. Ardvreck develops skilful, vigorous and determined children who put the good of the team before themselves and who are modest in success and gracious in defeat.

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SCHOOL HISTORY

The Founder – W.E. Frost, Headmaster 1883-1920

The story has often been told of a day in September 1883 when a thirty three 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 nearly one hundred and thirty 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 within 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.

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FACILITIES

We continue to invest in our facilities and campus and each year we have been able to enhance our current provision.

Our facilities include: a dedicated Expressive Arts Centre (housing music, drama and art). Other bespoke classrooms include an ICT suite, a newly refurbished Science laboratory, an outdoor classroom and the Little Ardvreck and Nursery classrooms which are both situated in the same area of the school and make up a thriving pre-prep department.

The sports facilities include a covered swimming pool, extensive sports fields, astro pitches, tennis and netball courts and recently refurbished, outdoor cricket nets. The school has a fine multi-purpose sports hall, additionally equipped with cricket nets and a climbing wall. Children also benefit from a brand new assault course, a technical low-ropes course and a bespoke, roped tree climb.

GOVERNANCE

Ardvreck School Limited is a charitable company in Scotland No. SCO9886, its registered office being at Ardvreck School, Gwydyr Road, Crieff, PH7 4EX. It was founded as a private school in 1883 and remained as such until the present company (Ardvreck School Limited) was incorporated on 17th August 1960 and bought out the then owner, Mr David Smythe. The company is now governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, last amended and adopted on 24 June 2010.

LEARNING SUPPORT

Pupils at Ardvreck are given a secure and positive atmosphere in which to learn.
Learning Support is central to everything we do at Ardvreck and it is the responsibility of every member of staff. The children’s wellbeing is at the heart of our decision-making to ensure the children feel Safe; are Healthy; Achieving; feel Nurtured; are Active; Respected; Responsible and feel Included. This structure includes an effective Continuum of Support to meet the needs of all learners through the careful planning and monitoring of every child’s learning and wellbeing.

Our Teachers accept responsibility for the education of every child they teach, regardless of that child’s apparent ability and develop a range of flexible teaching methods to deal with a wide range of abilities within the class. Curriculum materials are differentiated so that work is accessible and suits the range of abilities within the class. All teachers liaise with Learning Support and other teachers to ensure a consistent approach is used across the school

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BARVICKS

Since the earliest beginnings of the School more than 125 years ago, pupils have been involved in expeditions, known as Barvicks, to explore the local countryside. The whole school (forms 4 to 6) is involved in these expeditions, which take place on four Saturdays throughout the first half of the autumn and the summer terms.
Expeditions may be as simple walks heading out from school exploring the stunning local Strathearn countryside.

Glen Lednock, in Comrie, is a local favourite, but there are other really good local tracks to the Barvick Falls, Puddocks’ Pond and by Foulford to name just a few. Senior pupils often take trips further afield to scale the heights of local Munros such as Beinn Ghlas, Ben Chonzie, Ben Vorlich and Ben Lui. We also scale Ben Nevis from time to time.

ARD CHALLENGE

“What a total ripper of a day. Every year I think how can this possibly be more fun than last year – and then it is!”

This comment from an Ardvreck parent encapsulates the sentiments of everyone who participates in The ‘Ard Challenge. The ‘Ard Challenge is an 11 mile yomp through a Scottish Glen in which the entire Ardvreck community participates – pupils, siblings, parents, friends and staff. It culminates with an enormous carnival and celebration on the shores of Loch Tay!

LEADERSHIP

The leadership at Ardvreck School help create the synergy between the excellence of an academically driven prep, with the understanding of how important it is to cultivate self-esteem and confidence to create successful young people.

By creating and driving policies that encourage students to blossom as individuals in a safe environment, while developing their sense of responsibilities through leadership opportunities and encouraging them to engage with the school in a multi-faceted way, growing their sense of community as well as recognising their unique contribution as an individual.

The Headmistress takes personal pride in preparing our students to transition to public school and life beyond education.

WHY CHOOSE ARDVRECK?

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.

The academic structure at Ardvreck has been designed to ensure that 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.

 

READ MORE

VISIONS, AIMS & ETHOS

Nestling in stunning grounds, Ardvreck School is the dream location in which to educate your sons and daughters. At Ardvreck, we are well aware that life beyond school presents challenges and so, being a prep school, we take the word preparatory very seriously. Our terrific team of teachers are trained to develop confidence in your children to prepare them for a successful life.

Motivation to learn is at the forefront of our ethos: small class sizes engender very close bonds and mutual trust which enable all our teachers to support, stretch and stimulate your children to achieve the peak of their academic potential.

Everyone is aware of the emotional and physical benefits of regular exercise and,at Ardvreck, our aim is to instil a lifelong commitment to fitness. All staff and pupils head out every afternoon to make use of our fine sporting facilities. Children are coached in a variety of team sports and we play matches regularly against other schools. Ardvreck develops skilful, vigorous and determined children who put the good of the team before themselves and who are modest in success and gracious in defeat.

READ MORE

SCHOOL HISTORY

The Founder – W.E. Frost, Headmaster 1883-1920

The story has often been told of a day in September 1883 when a thirty three 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 nearly one hundred and thirty 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 within 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.

READ MORE

FACILITIES

We continue to invest in our facilities and campus and each year we have been able to enhance our current provision.

Our facilities include: a dedicated Expressive Arts Centre (housing music, drama and art). Other bespoke classrooms include an ICT suite, a newly refurbished Science laboratory, an outdoor classroom and the Little Ardvreck and Nursery classrooms which are both situated in the same area of the school and make up a thriving pre-prep department.

The sports facilities include a covered swimming pool, extensive sports fields, astro pitches, tennis and netball courts and recently refurbished, outdoor cricket nets. The school has a fine multi-purpose sports hall, additionally equipped with cricket nets and a climbing wall. Children also benefit from a brand new assault course, a technical low-ropes course and a bespoke, roped tree climb.

GOVERNANCE

Ardvreck School Limited is a charitable company in Scotland No. SCO9886, its registered office being at Ardvreck School, Gwydyr Road, Crieff, PH7 4EX. It was founded as a private school in 1883 and remained as such until the present company (Ardvreck School Limited) was incorporated on 17th August 1960 and bought out the then owner, Mr David Smythe. The company is now governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, last amended and adopted on 24 June 2010.

LEARNING SUPPORT

Pupils at Ardvreck are given a secure and positive atmosphere in which to learn.
Learning Support is central to everything we do at Ardvreck and it is the responsibility of every member of staff. The children’s wellbeing is at the heart of our decision-making to ensure the children feel Safe; are Healthy; Achieving; feel Nurtured; are Active; Respected; Responsible and feel Included. This structure includes an effective Continuum of Support to meet the needs of all learners through the careful planning and monitoring of every child’s learning and wellbeing.

Our Teachers accept responsibility for the education of every child they teach, regardless of that child’s apparent ability and develop a range of flexible teaching methods to deal with a wide range of abilities within the class. Curriculum materials are differentiated so that work is accessible and suits the range of abilities within the class. All teachers liaise with Learning Support and other teachers to ensure a consistent approach is used across the school

READ MORE

BARVICKS

Since the earliest beginnings of the School more than 125 years ago, pupils have been involved in expeditions, known as Barvicks, to explore the local countryside. The whole school (forms 4 to 6) is involved in these expeditions, which take place on four Saturdays throughout the first half of the autumn and the summer terms.
Expeditions may be as simple walks heading out from school exploring the stunning local Strathearn countryside.

Glen Lednock, in Comrie, is a local favourite, but there are other really good local tracks to the Barvick Falls, Puddocks’ Pond and by Foulford to name just a few. Senior pupils often take trips further afield to scale the heights of local Munros such as Beinn Ghlas, Ben Chonzie, Ben Vorlich and Ben Lui. We also scale Ben Nevis from time to time.

ARD CHALLENGE

“What a total ripper of a day. Every year I think how can this possibly be more fun than last year – and then it is!”

This comment from an Ardvreck parent encapsulates the sentiments of everyone who participates in The ‘Ard Challenge. The ‘Ard Challenge is an 11 mile yomp through a Scottish Glen in which the entire Ardvreck community participates – pupils, siblings, parents, friends and staff. It culminates with an enormous carnival and celebration on the shores of Loch Tay!

LEADERSHIP

The leadership at Ardvreck School help create the synergy between the excellence of an academically driven prep, with the understanding of how important it is to cultivate self-esteem and confidence to create successful young people.

By creating and driving policies that encourage students to blossom as individuals in a safe environment, while developing their sense of responsibilities through leadership opportunities and encouraging them to engage with the school in a multi-faceted way, growing their sense of community as well as recognising their unique contribution as an individual.

The Headmistress takes personal pride in preparing our students to transition to public school and life beyond education.

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