It is fair to say that sport plays a major part in school life at Ardvreck, although never at the expense of balance, inclusiveness or the school’s ethos. We aim to provide fun and worthwhile experiences for all, promoting personal fitness, self-esteem, excellence, sportsmanship and camaraderie.
There is a games session on every day from Monday to Saturday and although seasonal team sports are the main focus each term there is always variety during the week and often alternative activities.
There are opportunities for all pupils to play in teams at a level appropriate for their experience, for example in house competitions, in fixtures against other schools and in national representative teams. In terms of competitive matches, we invariably punch ‘above our weight’ and have enjoyed unbeaten seasons in hockey as well as being prodigious winners of the Ardvreck Rugby Sevens.
Ardvreck is widely recognised as the leading UK prep school in the sphere of shooting and last year the entire Scotland Under 14 team was compiled from Ardvreck pupils.