THE FIRST STEP

Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting experience. Our Admissions Team are here to help you every step of the way – from your first enquiry, right up until when you arrive with your child on the first day of their Ardventure. Our Admissions Registrar, Annie Le Roy-Lewis, has a wealth of knowledge, not only about Ardvreck, but also about how it feels to be a parent at this stage of your child’s life. Annie will do her best to put you at ease – with no question too large or too small!

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A WARM WELCOME

Nothing can quite convey the essence of a school than a personal visit. We welcome prospective parents to Ardvreck at any time during the year but we would always encourage you to come to the school during term time when the school is at its busiest. Some prospective parents bring their children with them, whilst others prefer to make a first visit on their own and return with their child at a later date.

At the moment, due to Covid restrictions, we are not able to give you quite the tour we would like but we are able to welcome you to Ardvreck for an ‘outside looking in’ tour and a meeting with our Headmistress. We are also able to organise online video calls and can always answer your questions via telephone or email to ensure that all the needs and aspirations of your child are discussed.

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TASTER DAYS

Taster days are an important part of the admissions process and allow your child to get to know the school, the grounds and their future classmates. A school brother or sister will look after your child during the day (or overnight for boarders) and will help your child immerse themselves in a school day to include lessons, games, art and music. Each child will have a gentle assessment carried out by their form teacher. These taster days are invaluable as they also give us the chance to get to know your child before we offer them a place.

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REGISTRATION

If you feel that Ardvreck could be the school for your child, we will encourage you to register your child. A completed Registration Form (along with a registration fee of £150) will ensure that your child is registered in the appropriate form and entry date. The Registration Form does not guarantee a place at the school. Our places fill up very quickly, with some year groups

already very full. Registration ensures that you are kept informed of news, updates and changes at the school prior to your child starting.

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THE AULD ALLIANCE

Each year we provide a warm welcome to a number of children from across France for English language immersion. Children aged 7 to 13 have the option to join us for a summer term, a full academic year or for even longer!

Our French visitors quickly become part of the Ardvreck Family. They enjoy all academic lessons, outdoor pursuits and sporting activities and are supported on an individual basis with one-to-one language tuition. Our French pupils embrace life at Ardvreck and make long lasting friendships with their Scottish peers.

From 1 January 2021, international pupils who want to attend Ardvreck (including those from the European Union) must apply for either a Short Term Study Visa (for a stay of six months or less) or a Child Student Visa (for a stay of longer than six months).

INTERNATIONAL PUPILS

Whilst we have a strong French connection we also welcome children from around the world.

We welcome British children whose parents live or work abroad and also internationals who come to enjoy a first class education in a Scottish setting. We are very proud of our Scottish heritage and relish sharing Scottish traditions with our international visitors.

From 1 January 2021, international pupils who want to attend Ardvreck must apply for either a Short Term Study Visa (for a stay of six months or less) or a Child Student Visa (for a stay of longer than six months).

SCHOOL FEES

We are conscious of the cost of independent schooling and are dedicated to providing the best education through small class sizes, enthusiastic and skilled teachers and a wide-ranging co-curricular programme.

Ardvreck’s school fees are set annually and are as inclusive as possible. Any additional charges for clubs and trips will be notified to parents in advance. We know that some families need financial assistance of which more details can be found below. For more information please contact the bursar.

DETAILS OF ARDVRECK SCHOOL FEES