Teaching and learning at Ardvreck is characterised by its broad and challenging curriculum; its enquiring and inquisitive pupils and the dedicated and highly skilled teaching staff. Ardvreck offers excellent provision for pupils of all abilities and all children are given the support and guidance that is necessary to access a stretching and challenging curriculum.
Most importantly, the academic structure at Ardvreck ensures that pupils fully achieve their academic potential. Ardvreck is the only Scottish Prep School to introduce a bespoke ‘Individual Programme’ designed to meet each pupil’s needs, talents, interests and aspirations. Children are afforded the time to do the things that they want to do and this ensures that the learning needs of each individual are met and that the pupils constantly strive to outperform their own expectations.
Ardvreck delivers an outstanding value added academic experience. The ‘Ardvreck Enrichment Programme’ encourages an array of speakers from different walks of life to visit the school in order to speak to the children about their specialist field.
We have small class sizes and a dedicated Learning Support Department. Class based teaching takes place from 3-8 year olds with specialist teaching from the age of nine. Facilities include: Science Lab, ICT suite, Library, Expressive Arts Centre and Outdoor Classroom.
Achievement at scholarship level is one aspect of academic achievement and we are extremely proud of our record. Since 2011, Ardvreck pupils have gained fifty scholarships (including Academic, All-Rounder, Music, Art and Sport) to leading UK schools.
Ardvreck sends children to leading public schools through the UK including: Ampleforth, Eton, Harrow, Marlborough, Oundle, Queen Margaret’s York, Radley, Uppingham, Sedbergh, St Mary’s Ascot, Winchester and Fettes, Glenalmond, Gordonstoun, Kilgraston, Merchiston and Strathallan.
In addition, in 2012 and 2013, Ardvreck pupils won the International Literary Prize which is hosted by St Paul’s School. Barcelona. Pupils have continued to achieve outstanding success in the UK Maths Challenge and UK Maths Trust competitions and to date we are the only Scottish Prep School to compete in the Linguistics Olympiad.