Welcome from the Warden, Gordon Woods

Education is about more than qualifications and achievements. It is about the person you become. At Glenalmond it is not simply a question of what is acquired or amassed, but a deeper and more profound development of personality, character and intellect.

At Glenalmond College we provide an inspirational environment for young people to learn and grow into confident and independent people who will be able to meet the challenges of life head on, be successful in whatever they choose to do, and who are armed with the skills and qualities that will allow them to thrive in this increasingly competitive world.

I often describe the pupils who leave us at the end of the Sixth Form as being 'on the verge of adulthood'. We have worked hard with them to make sure they are happy and confident and have been stretched - academically, physically, creatively, spiritually and emotionally.

At the heart of what we do is the academic life of the School; we value, develop and support every pupil's academic ability, nurturing excellence at the highest levels and guiding those who find work a little harder. Around this core is a programme of activities and life beyond the classroom that offers the widest range of opportunities in sport, music, drama and the creative arts as well as in the essential qualities of leadership, service, and responsibility. All of this happens in the context of unsurpassed pastoral care and the development of the spirit and soul.

Our seven-days-a-week boarding environment provides us with the time and commitment to develop each child's potential. Day pupils as well as boarders benefit from the full and varied timetable and each child receives the personal attention they need to help them become confident, well-rounded individuals.

We are lucky at Glenalmond College to be situated in 300 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside which forms a backdrop to the College and an unrivalled environment for outdoor pursuits. Our campus comprises an outstanding mix of traditional and contemporary buildings set alongside extensive sports facilities - a unique setting providing freedom and space away from the distractions of the city yet within easy reach of the main Scottish cities and airports.

All of our full time teaching staff live on the campus.

Whilst this website can give you an initial impression of what Glenalmond College is and does, the best way to discover what we have to offer is to come and visit us.

I hope you do and I very much look forward to meeting you.

Gordon Woods MA (Oxon)