School News

HMC Warden's blog

Glenalmond Warden, Elaine Logan, has written a blog for HMC discussing the virtues of industry experts sharing their experiences with pupils, highlighting the recent visit to Glenalmond of Dr Clare Jackson, Director of Studies in History at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. HMC (the Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference), is the professional association of heads of the world's leading independent schools. Member schools are distinguished by their excellence in pastoral care, co-curricular provision and classroom teaching.

Maths success 2017

Glenalmond is delighted to announce that an impressive achievement of four gold, seven silver and nine bronze certificates were gained by its pupils in the annual, hotly-contested, country-wide, Intermediate Maths Challenge.

Glenalmond Pupil Nominated for P&K Sports Awards

Glenalmond are delighted that one of their pupils Charlie A has been nominated along with other local athletes in this years' prestigious Alison Wilson Junior Sports Person of the Year for 2017. The ceremony will take place at the Perth Grammar School Theatre on 3 March. This award is in recognition for the achievements of our local athletes, clubs, officials and coaches.

Glenalmond pupil awarded Gleneagles Golf Scholarship

Congratulations to Campbell G (Goodacre's) who has been awarded a golf scholarship at the prestigious Gleneagles Golf Club. This is in recognition of Campbell's hard work and performance during 2016 and to help with his development and progress for the 2017 season.

Poetry by Heart Scotland 2017

Glenalmond pupils took part in the regional finals of Poetry by Heart Scotland this week. Hamish H recited ‘Ettrick’ by Lady John Scott and ‘Icarus Mentor’ by Chloe Morrish, and Ellie R recited ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley and ‘Late Love’ by Jackie Kay. Hamish won and will now procced to the National Finals held in Edinburgh in March.

Brooks Exchange 2017

Two Glenalmond pupils jet off to Massachusetts to take part in the Brooks Exchange Programme

Piping success at Pitlochry

Glenalmond’s Pipes and Drums had their most successful day in years at the Vale of Atholl Solo Piping and Drumming competition held at Pitlochry High School on Saturday 21 January.

Open Lacrosse Tournament

The 1st and 2nd Lacrosse teams went to the Open Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday 21 January, hosted by Loretto.

Scottish U/18 National Hockey Finals

At the weekend both John S and Jack C played in the Scottish U18 National finals, John playing for Perthshire and Jack playing for Grove Menzieshill and in the final against each other.

Glenalmond Life Michaelmas 2016

The latest edition of Glenalmond Life - the school's termly newsletter reflecting life within the entire Glenalmond community - has just been published. This covers Michaelmas Term 2016 and displays just a snapshot of the many and varied activities and achievements in, around and beyond the school.

Maths success

Congratulations to Jack S who achieved a silver medal at the British Mathematical Olympiad on 2 December.

Poetry Recitals by Glenalmond Pupils

Our talented pupils have been taking part in the Scottish Poetry Library’s competition learning and reciting two poems by heart. The competition was held on Monday 12th December - an inaugural event for Coll’s English department and run by Wanda Youlten.

OG enjoys huge success

Rory McCleery and his choral ensemble, The Marian Consort are enjoying huge success this Christmas season.

U14 XV tackling success

The U14’s have won an impressive six from eight matches this season including victories against Fettes, Loretto, Robert Gordon’s and on Saturday 3 December a superb 47-19 away win at Dollar Academy. Terrific team spirit and some fine performances.

Glenalmond U18 1st XV Rugby Team

The Glenalmond U18 1st XV rugby team yesterday won their semi-final match in the Scottish Schools Shield competition away at Kelvinside Academy, in a solid 0-24 win.