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Life at Glenalmond is always busy, and this is where you will find all the latest news, galleries and notification of forthcoming events.

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Gala Concert 2015

This year's Gala Concert in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 19 March will feature a full-length performance of Carl Orff's wonderful Carmina Burana.


Bugsy Malone

The Junior Play this year is Bugsy Malone, the high-energy, fast-moving, custard-pie-throwing musical!


Sports Sponsorship

To coincide with the appointment of a new sports kit supplier for the school and the rejuvenation of our sporting facilities, including new 1st team Rugby and Lacrosse pitches, we would like to hear from any businesses which may be willing to sponsor elements of Glenalmond Sport.


Sports Kit Supplier 2015

Glenalmond has announced a new supplier for sports kit, starting with the 1st teams in September 2015. PlayerLayer are an exciting brand with excellent products. The new partnership will give the school top quality sports kit, a shared online presence and the opportunity for our pupils to be involved in product design and testing.


Neish's development

The latest update on Neish's development which started on 12 January 2015, despite the snow!


Belsky in PA

OG donates bust of QEII to Glenalmond. Story appears in Perthshire Advertiser.


Inter-House Debate Report

This term's junior inter-house debating kicked off with the weighty topic of whether the teaching of Shakespeare should be compulsory in schools. What makes Shakespeare, author of 0.00003% of all books written in the English language more worthy than Dickens, Marlowe or Eliot?


Inspiring Women talk

Barbi Arnaud, an Educational Psychologist, joined us this week in Lothian for the first presentation in this year's ‘Inspiring Women’ series. It was good to see such a large crowd from across the houses. Psychology is a popular choice of degree course and Barbi gave us some information about the course and an insight into how courses vary from university to university.


Glenalmond or Bust: Bronze of Queen Donated to School

OG Malcolm McQueen very generously donated a valuable bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth 11 for permanent display in Glenalmond’s library. The story was picked up by The Scotsman and the accompanying photo featured current Lower Sixth pupils Kayleigh Donaldson and Erica Tsoi.


Solo Piping Success at Glenalmond

The Glenalmond pipe band finished the Michaelmas term on a high with Pipe Major Alasdair Johnston securing first place in the MSR section of the East Lothian Schools Championships in Prestonpans.


Pupil joins National Girls' Choir of Scotland

We are delighted that Emily Jarron has been selected to join the National Girls' Choir of Scotland. Emily is one of two former Head Choristers from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh at Glenalmond.


Costa Rica Trip 2014

Sixteen Fifth and Sixth Form Biology and Geography pupils went to Costa Rica during the winter school holidays. They had the opportunity to explore volcanoes, jungles and geothermal pools as part of their studies.


OG on Mastermind

OG Dallas Campbell (Patchell’s 1983-88) certainly knows his stuff! Featured in episode seven of BBC Celebrity Mastermind during the festive 2014 break, under the watchful eye of veteran presenter John Humphrys, Campbell went on to earn twelve points and no passes – a “perfect round” said Humphrys - on his specialist subject, German Director and screenwriter Werner Herzog.


BBC Tatler series

The Duke of Argyll (Patchell’s 1981-86), Torquhil Campbell, and his wife Eleanor featured in a recent BBC programme charting the inside dealings of the world’s oldest magazine, Tatler.