How Effective is Ardroy?

Impact Report

Three and a half weeks after teachers and their class return from Ardroy, we ask them to complete a brief online poll, to record any changes they have seen post Ardroy. These are then summarised at the end of the academic year.

You can read our most up to date Impact Report by clicking here

Below is a stacked percentage graph of the responses from 2022/23

Previous reports are as below (note: Covid meant we could not produce Impact Reports for several years).

Impact Report 2017-18

Impact Report 2016-17

We would encourage you to download and read these reports by following the links above - they quantify very well the long term developmental changes Ardroy has on learners.

Feedback from Clients/Schools

Please read on for our most recent feedback, but every now and then we take all of the comments we get and turn them into a 'word cloud' as below. It sums up rather nicely what people think of our delivery 


Thank you for a great week, the children have really benefitted from all activities and learning opportunities and have made fantastic memories. We really appreciate your support with individual challenges and individual children's specific needs. Staff have been really supportive and understanding which really helps us and we always really appreciate. Thank you so much.

Torbain PS, June 24

Thank you as always for a wonderful experience for our learners. It has been a joy to be with all your staff. The kids have an amazing time and have learned so much.

Pittencrieff PS, May 24

The pupils have had an amazing time this week and we cannot thank you enough! Their instructors in particular (Owen and Stan) were fantastic with them - supporting and teaching them with kindness and respect. All the pupils felt so included and really did push themselves out of their comfort zones! Gill and I also felt really welcome when we joined the pupils on their activities and appreciated the opportunity to see the pupils flourish and join in on the fun ourselves. We also truly appreciated your support with any issues, we felt so supported and not an inconvenience in anyway. All the staff we encountered were so helpful! As much as they were exhausted and ready for home, they will miss it and I am sure they will treasure their experience for many years to come.

Coaltown of Balgonie & Star P.S, Apr '24

We will be back, couldn't have dreamed of doing this anywhere else. Thanks to the whole team that made this weekend the success it was.

National Park Youth Committee, March '24

Every child should get this opportunity.

Donibristle PS, March '24

From the children and 3 staff members we would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone. You have made it a fantastic week and we are all leaving with many memories. The instructors were patient, encouraging but also willing to push everyone to ensure they achieve all they can, including staff members who have been pushed out of their comfort zone. Thank you so much!

Buckhaven PS, Jan '24

Friendly staff and children enjoyed their experience. Loved the after eights! 5 star on TripAdvisor

Methilhill PS, Jan '24

Great experience overall. Ardroy staff all seem to work well together and support each other. The routines and timetable work exceptionally well

Anstruther PS, Dec 23

Fantastic fun. Weather added to fun. Experience of a lifetime for all and very much so for a few individuals. THANK YOU

Collydean PS, Dec '23

It has been an amazing weekend and we cannot thank you all enough. The instructors have been fantastic, and the children have had a great time

Carnegie PS, Oct '23

Thank you for such an amazing weekend, all children and staff loved it as always!!

Lundin Mill PS, Oct '23

A huge thanks to all staff for another great experience and week in Ardroy. Lochgoilhead is a very special place and Ardroy makes the most of it all. Thank you for all your hard work to give our children these outdoor experiences that will always remember.

Markinch PS, Sept 23

A great experience which gave pupils the opportunity to take part in activities they would never get the chance to.They were encouraged and supported to do their best and push themselves out of their comfort zone. Thank you to all the staff for a great week.

Sinclairtown PS, Sept 23

Instructors were amazing, got to know the pupils and their needs so quickly and supported them when the met new challenges outside.

Kettle Primary, Sept 23

Porridge and soup was great. Staff very friendly, the staff kitchen was great with tea and coffee on tap.

Kinghorn PS, Aug '23

Thanks again for a fantastic stay at Ardroy, it really has been a great way to kick start our P7 year

Dunnikier PS, Aug 23