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A lovely, warm, friendly and nurturing school. One parent said they were sold on the place after coming up the drive and seeing some boys bursting out of the bushes with rosy red cheeks, play-fighting with sticks. We hate to use that hackneyed comparison Famous Five, but gingerbread, crackling fires and pop for tea really springs to mind. Outdoor education is clearly important, and to this effect...

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What the school says...

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 instill 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.

Ardvreck's magnificent situation inspires our mantra that not all classrooms have walls; every child has the privilege of learning life lessons outside. Our nursery team is fully versed in the forest school principle and the children frequently foray in Ardvreck’s adventure play grounds. As pupils move up the school, our outdoor pursuits activity programme, which is second to none, encourages the development of a deep rooted resilience in every child up to the age of 13, under the safe guidance of our nurturing and highly qualified staff.

Pick up the phone today to arrange a private visit and discover how your child can benefit from this exceptional preparation for life.
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Since 2018, Ali Kinge, previously deputy head and English teacher, and the school's first headmistress. Received a British Citizen Award for her charity fundraising over 30 years, including via the Etape Royal 100 mile cycle race, the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon (swimming, fell running, kayaking and cycling) and the London Marathon - despite breaking her neck and back in a horrific cycle accident whilst training 10 months beforehand. Her husband, Stephen, is a physicist; three sons.


Children come from all over Scotland, although the majority are from Perthshire and surrounding area. A smallish number join Little Ardvreck's pre-prep or thriving nursery, which includes forest school principles, ie children under 6 should have some of their lessons outside, encouraging an appreciation of the environment. Most children, however arrive between the ages of 8-10.

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Special Education Needs

Ardvreck has an excellent learning support department which supports pupils with dyslexia and mild learning difficulties.

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