Ardvreck School

Ardvreck is one of Scotland's leading traditional Prep Schools based in Crieff, Perthshire. Tel: 01764 653112 www.ardvreckschool.co.uk Ardvreck is an exceptional, independent day and boarding school for children aged 3-13.

Known for its sense of adventure and creativity, Ardvreck School is surrounded by breathtaking Perthshire countryside. All visitors gasp at the awe-inspiring views of doorstep Munros as they make their way up the school’s sweeping drive. Their attention is soon diverted to the even more thrilling spectacle of laughing, be-kilted and wellied children hanging out of trees, hiding in Dens or building

Operating as usual

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 27/10/2021

Another spectacular afternoon of sporting prowess!
The children enjoyed their hockey and rugby matches against St Mary’s, Melrose, with a variety of home and away games. Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters!

#rugby #hockey #youthsports #friendship #teamsport #sports #sportsmanship #goawaycovid

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 25/10/2021

As a school that was established in 1883, we continue to be in awe of our adventurous and inspiring pupils. During Half Term one of our pupils, Herbie, went parapenting over lake Annecy. He took off from just above Talloires with an instructor from Les Passagers du Vent - Boutique & Ecole de Parapente and soared! It looks absolutely breathtaking.
#parapent #soaring #paragliding #adventurousspirit

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 24/10/2021

Pumpkin Picking Adventures!
Ardvreck Nursery visited South Ardbennie Farm this week for a little festive fun.
The children adventured around the pumpkin patch and after much deliberation, each child found the perfect pumpkin to take home!
They ended their trip toasting marshmallows on the fire.
#ardbenniepumpkins #halloween #autumnfun #alwayslearning #naturenumeracy

22/10/2021

Are you a talented supply teacher looking for intermittent adventure? We are always on the lookout for inspiring supply staff to become part of the Ardvreck Family. Whether you are a teacher, matron, boarding personnel or nursery practitioner, we would be delighted to hear from you!
https://www.ardvreckschool.co.uk/vacancies/
#supplyteaching #loveyourjob #edchat #teaching #pastoral

Are you a talented supply teacher looking for intermittent adventure? We are always on the lookout for inspiring supply staff to become part of the Ardvreck Family. Whether you are a teacher, matron, boarding personnel or nursery practitioner, we would be delighted to hear from you!
https://www.ardvreckschool.co.uk/vacancies/
#supplyteaching #loveyourjob #edchat #teaching #pastoral

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 21/10/2021

Little Ardvreck had a fantastic Friday before half term with a morning of team building. The children took turns leading their peers through woodland to enhance their communication and listening skills.
#lovelearning #communiationiskey #outdoorlearning

19/10/2021

Our friends, the Crieff Community Gardeners, are hosting a Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday 30th October. It looks like it will be a fa-boo-lous event!
Crieff Community Garden
Crieff Kids What's On? CKWO (All welcome to post)

Our friends, the Crieff Community Gardeners, are hosting a Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday 30th October. It looks like it will be a fa-boo-lous event!
Crieff Community Garden
Crieff Kids What's On? CKWO (All welcome to post)

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 19/10/2021

Ardvreck Nursery has been on a search for the wild alphabet. The group matched sticks to letters from the alphabet and the search continues! Many muddy puddles will be splashed along the way!
#naturebasedlearning #wildalphabetardvrecknursery #morethanjustastick #naturenurtures #eyfs #earlyyearsliteracy

18/10/2021

Have a fantastic Half Term break everyone! Renergise and prepare for a phenomenal action-packed couple of months!
#adventureawaits #winterfestivities #halloween #autumn #fireworks #guyfawkes #bonfirenight #nativity #rugby #hockey #kayaking #skiing #latin #drama #carolsinging

Have a fantastic Half Term break everyone! Renergise and prepare for a phenomenal action-packed couple of months!
#adventureawaits #winterfestivities #halloween #autumn #fireworks #guyfawkes #bonfirenight #nativity #rugby #hockey #kayaking #skiing #latin #drama #carolsinging

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 11/10/2021

The fourth and final fixture of our spectacular sports tour took us to Austin Friars School in Carlisle. Despite tired bodies and weary minds the boys and girls showed remarkable resilience to finish off the tour in style with hearty hockey and racy rugby. The convoy is currently coming Crieffward. Haste ye back safely, happy heroes! #sportstour2021 #onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 11/10/2021

First Form has been learning about how the Romans explained the seasons though the myth of Persephone and Demeter. Through this story they have discovered how each month’s name comes from Latin.
#understand #foundation #languages #bilingual #latin #classics #ancientrome #greek

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 10/10/2021

On day 3 of the Ard Sports Tour, our fleet of four mean green machines charged south from Giggleswick to Shrewsbury School to compete in The Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt. Our children’s indomitable spirits shone through and, after two days of energetic rugby and hockey matches, our feisty and fantastic pupils showed their cross country mettle. Rosie A came second in the U13 girls’ race and our girls also won 2nd place as a team! Huge thanks to Shrewsbury for accommodating us so attentively and to Packwood Haugh School for your hospitality tonight. Bring on tomorrow’s matches in Carlisle!
#prepschoolcamaraderie #magnificentmettle #onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 10/10/2021

After munching on homemade pizzas and watching a movie last night, our junior boarders enjoyed a day of bushcraft. They constructed bows and arrows, safely using knives, lighting fires and working together to have fun.
#bushcraft #bowandarrow #onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 09/10/2021

Day 2 of the tour and there was some stunning hockey on display from the girls who won six out of the seven matches they played against Giggleswick School and Ampleforth College. The boys gave an impressive performance against both Scarborough and Ampleforth resulting in very close matches. The cheerleaders had some rollicking good fun too. Onwards to Shrewsbury School tomorrow. We can’t wait! #cheerleaders #winning #onlyatardvreck #bestprep

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 09/10/2021

Yesterday, as our senior pupils departed for their sports tour, Form 4 canoed the Rivers Lyon and Tay as part of their Adventure Friday. A great time was had by all! #adventureschool #onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 08/10/2021

Day 1 of our sensational sports tour saw 48 Ardvreckians and a plethora of parents travel to Sedbergh School for some fiercely fought hockey and rugby. The matches were so exciting and all the children played with great heart, encouraged by some raucous cheering from the sidelines by our enthusiastic posse of parents!
#teamsports #sportstour #roadtrip
#onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 07/10/2021

Fantastic effort by our ski team today! We came in 2nd place in the P1-4 category of the SSSA Dual Slalom ski race at Polmont and 3rd in the P5-7 category. Our youngest ski racers will get to attend the finals at Snow Factor in Glasgow later this year. Well done team!
#ski #slalom #wintersports #finalists #medalplace

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 06/10/2021

Another spectacular afternoon of sport, this time with matches against Strathallan School. The pupils are flourishing in their matches and continue to develop their technique.
#teamsports #sportsmanship #prepschool #rugby #hockey

04/10/2021

Pupils from Ardvreck Nursery to Form 2 participated in the Harvest Celebration this morning at assembly. The children performed spectacularly in front of the whole school and informed their peers of the importance of sharing.
A group of our pupils will be delivering the donations to the Crieff community Food Bank later this week.
#sharingiscaring #kindness #harvest #community #crieff

04/10/2021

Wishing you all the best Teddy!

'Teddy at Teddy Hall' sounds like a book the children at Ardvreck would read. Instead we were very pleased to receive news that Teddy Thomson has just arrived at St Edmund's Hall, Oxford University (affectionately known as Teddy Hall) where he will be reading Economics and Management. What a great achievement for an Ardvreck Head Boy. Good luck to 'Teddy at Teddy Hall'!

@oxford_uni

03/10/2021

For Your Eyes Only!

It was all go on Friday with clearly no time to die as our house mascot, Ardie the Aardvark, made a spectacular skyfall into assembly ahead of exeat weekend. It was all rollicking good fun and demonstrates that nobody does it better than Ardvreck School!
#themidastouch #onlyatardvreck

30/09/2021

'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen' such 'a rare vision'. Please enjoy this spectacular trailer for our most recent school production: A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Premier is coming soon!
#onlyatardvreck #shakespeare #drama #bestprep #acting #perthshire #crieff

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 29/09/2021

Our pupils had another marvellous afternoon of sporting endeavour!
In exceptional autumnal sunshine, the children played hockey and rugby matches against Loretto School and Fettes_College both at home and away.
#teamsports #letthemplay #hockey #rugby #youthsports #Sportsmanship

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 29/09/2021

Our Nursery class enjoyed a trip to the Hermitage at Dunkeld last week. They loved making their own versions of transient art and exploring new natural spaces.
#dunkeld #perthshire #elc #creativeplay #explorescotland

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 28/09/2021

At the weekend, Forms 2 & 3 plus our fabulous Form 1 boarders, enjoyed a fantastic morning at the Climate Action Strathearn Awareness Fun Day at Comrie Croft. #climatechange #climateaction #noplanetb #oneplanet #blueplanet

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 27/09/2021

Our Headmistress proved she was a woman with altitude today as the children watched her assisting with the installation of nesting boxes for swifts around the Ardvreck estate.
#taysideswifts #rspb #nature #home #allswiftswelcome

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 26/09/2021

Another happy Sunday Funday for our boarders. Today, we visited Wild Shore Dundee for some inflatable assault course action, before returning to school for a relaxing afternoon and Sunday roast. #bestboardingschool #sundayfundays

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 25/09/2021

Form 6 has been studying Greek myths in Latin. For the myth of Perseus and Medusa, they created stories boards to transfer their knowledge. This is a great revision technique the pupils can use to study the other myths, such as Jason and the Golden Fleece or Theseus and the Minotaur.
#latin #classics #foundationlanguage #lovelearning

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 24/09/2021

Another Friday, another adventure! This week it was Form 3 who took to the great outdoors for some canoeing and cliff jumping in the sunshine. Not a bad day for it. #outdoorclassroom #learningoutdoors #onlyatardvreck

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 24/09/2021

Little Ardvreck has been very busy creating transient art. The picture frames were used all around the school grounds and we think you will agree they were all very creative!
#creativeplay #imagination #art #creativity

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 23/09/2021

Ardvreck Nursery has been getting nutty about numeracy! To celebrate red squirrel week the class collected pinecones to create their very own counting games.
#onlyatardvreck #eyfs #earlyyearsmaths #redsquirrelweek2021 #numbersarefun #handsonlearning

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 22/09/2021

Our pupils were thrilled to be playing in matches against other schools again today. The boys travelled to Gordonstoun and enjoyed some rigorous rugger whilst the girls took on Craigclowan Prep School at hockey. What a feisty afternoon of camaraderie and sporting endeavour!
#teamsports #letthemplay

20/09/2021

Climate Action Strathearn are hosting an exciting, family fun day of Climate Action at Comrie Croft on Saturday 25th of September.

The day will be a great opportunity to learn more, get involved in workshops and be part of conversations about climate change and more importantly climate action! Climate Action Strathearn are hosting this event in order to inform and empower young people to find their voice and make their messages about climate change heard.
#cop26 #climateaction #climatechange #makeachange

Climate Action Strathearn are hosting an exciting, family fun day of Climate Action at Comrie Croft on Saturday 25th of September.

The day will be a great opportunity to learn more, get involved in workshops and be part of conversations about climate change and more importantly climate action! Climate Action Strathearn are hosting this event in order to inform and empower young people to find their voice and make their messages about climate change heard.
#cop26 #climateaction #climatechange #makeachange

20/09/2021

Were you in the Ardvreck 7's team? We would love to welcome you back to celebrate the 25th anniversary!

Were you in the Ardvreck 7s team? Were you in the Pipe Band? Are you free in November? 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the Ardvreck 7s which was first held in 1996 (2020 covid restrictions prevented play). We are looking for boys who played in the 7s team, and who also play the bagpipes, to come back to Ardvreck on Sunday 7th November to welcome our guests to this wonderful occasion. If you would like to be part of these celebrations then please DM us or email [email protected]. Please pass this message on to anyone you think might fit the bill!

Photos from Ardvreck School's post 17/09/2021

Little Ardvreck spent the morning canoeing at the beautiful Loch Monzievaird as part of their Adventure Friday. We hope you have as much fun on this exeat weekend as they did! #adventurefridays #happyexeat #onlyatardvreck

17/09/2021

A wonderful recap of the amazing hike our Sixth Form achieved. #sixmunrosinoneday
#munro #discoverscotland #adventure #climbeverymountain #limitless

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Ardvreck is a thriving, independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-13. With day and full boarding provision from 7 to 13, the school also runs Little Ardvreck which caters to the individual needs of the 3-7 year olds.

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Crieff
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