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Ardvreck School Limited is a charitable company in Scotland No. SC009886, 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.

Ardvreck School is fortunate to have a great team of Governors to support and advise. 


Deborah Spens was appointed Chair of Governors in March 2024.

A special educational needs teacher and careers guidance counsellor, Deborah has over 30 years experience of living and working in boarding schools including Radley CollegeOxfordCaldicott School, Farnham Royal and Fettes College.


Ian Abercrombie


Jonny Earl

Co-Founder of communications data consultancy, Ossian Communications. Jonny has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications, working for global corporates and management consultancies.

Titus Edge

Currently Headmaster of St Paul’s, the British School in São Paulo, and previously the Headmaster at Gordonstoun, Titus has over twenty years of teaching and management experience in leading independent schools around the world.

John Forbes-Leith

An entrepreneur with over 15 years experience setting up and developing a variety of successful businesses, John now owns and manages Dunachton Estate in Inverness-shire and part of Fyvie Estate in Aberdeenshire.

Carolyn Harrison

Carolyn grew up in the Outer Hebrides on the Isle of Lewis. Having studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University, she joined Fettes College initially as a French teacher but was quickly drawn to the pastoral side of life at the school, as a Houseparent in the Prep School and then in Arniston House for over twenty years.

Andrew Humphries

A veterinary surgeon with over 20 years experience running his own business, Andrew is also closely involved in the agriculture and equine industries in Perthshire.