Named Top Ten UK Prep School

We are delighted to announce that Ardvreck School has been listed as one of the Top Ten UK Prep Schools, and named in the Top 100 selection of the best private schools in the world, in the 2021 Spear’s Schools Index in partnership with Carfax Education Group.

 

“Ardvreck sees education as an adventure, encouraging children to think for themselves whether they are solving a maths problem or climbing a mountain. The stunning location is an ideal environment to build self-reliance and perseverance through outdoor activities, and still acquire the necessary academic attributes to win places at top schools in the UK and beyond.”

Ardvreck School is also one of only two independent schools in Scotland to be included in
the Index’s top one hundred private schools in the world. The other Scottish school to
feature is senior school, Gordonstoun, based in Elgin and famous for its royal alumni,
including Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.

Ardvreck qualified for inclusion in the Index because of its proactive and adaptable response
to the pandemic, moving between online and in-person teaching, adapting to meet Covid
protocols and incorporating technology with remarkable agility, and therefore maintaining a
seamless continuity of education. The school was also acknowledged for its holistic
education opportunities which enable its pupils to develop life skills, leadership qualities and
build social networks.

A spokesperson from the 2021 Spear’s Schools Index said: “Ardvreck sees education as an
adventure, encouraging children to think for themselves whether they are solving a Maths
problem or climbing a mountain. The stunning location is an ideal environment to build self-
reliance and perseverance through outdoor activities, and still acquire the necessary
academic attributes to win places at top schools in the UK and beyond.”

Ali Kinge, Headmistress of Ardvreck, commented: “We’re delighted to be named as one of
the top ten Prep schools in the UK, and only one of two Independent schools in Scotland to
be included in the list of the top hundred private schools in the world. It is a true testament to
the unique and rich experience that Ardvreck pupils receive, and a reflection of the high
quality of teaching given by my extremely skilled, hard-working, and talented team. Ardvreck
is an educational gem. Our location, nestled at the foot of the Highlands, means there is so
much on offer for our pupils on our doorstep.”