School News

Brewin Dolphin Shield Winners 2015

Glenalmond is celebrating an outstanding victory at the Brewin Dolphin U18 Shield Final, with a 46-7 win over the High School of Dundee. It was a wonderful evening with Murrayfield's Back Pitches the venue for the Brewin Dolphin Shield Final, when Glenalmond triumphed over the High School of Dundee with a 46-7 win.

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2015

This year, more Glenalmond pupils than ever before have achieved certificates in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, with 35 certificates in total.

Cross-country Challenge 2015

In the cross-country challenge against Strathallan, the girls' race was dominated by Glenalmond girls, who who took all three top places.

Pan Andean Challenge

OG Gareth Davies and his friend Joe Barrs complete their South American land-sail adventure

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson encourages Playlist for Life at Glenalmond College

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.

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.

George Smith Rugby Blue

Good luck to former pupil George Smith, hoping to get a Rugby Blue for Cambridge in a Varsity match at Twickenham.

Scottish Schools' Cross-Country Championship 2014

Nine girls from Glenalmond raced at the Scottish Schools’ Road Race in Falkirk. The senior girls team - led home by Annie Porter and followed by Laura Godfrey-Faussett, Beth Stephen, Isla Graham and Marina Morgan – finished sixth in the team event.

Senior Inter-house Debating

It has been a busy and successful few weeks for the Debating Society at Glenalmond. In an entertaining final of the Senior Inter-House Competition, Angus S and Ryan C, both from Skrine’s, narrowly edged the Patchell’s pairing of James R and Alasdair J.