School News

Glenalmond pupil wins overall Premier Prize at Perform in Perth

Glenalmond musicians have had magnificent success in the recent Perform in Perth Music Festival with an overall win and an impressive line-up of six out of the seven finalists. The Premier Prize was awarded to Alexander W (piano) by adjudicator Liz Childs for his superb performance of Beethoven’s Andante Favori.

Day Pupil Open Day 2017

Local families enjoyed an interesting day at Glenalmond's first dedicated Day Pupil Open Day on 18 March.

Action-man Matt Dickinson gives creative writing workshop to Third Form pupils

BBC documentary filmmaker, conqueror of Mount Everest and successful children’s author, Matt Dickinson, spent a whole morning with lucky Third Formers, spearheading a creative writing workshop at Glenalmond. Drawing from his first-hand mountaineering experience, Matt asked pupils to transport themselves, “From a cosy school theatre to being backed into a snow hole, on the edge of a freezing precipice.”

PSHCE Upper Sixth Life Skills Workshops

During the Lent term, as part of PSHCE, Upper Sixth pupils have undertaken a selection of workshops including basic cooking skills, finance for life beyond school and car maintenance.

The annual Glenalmond steeplechase

On the afternoon of 9 March the idyllic golf course of Glenalmond College became a sea of colour, noise and energy as all of our pupils ran in the annual House Steeplechase race.

The Old Glenalmond Club Borders Dinner

As ever The Townhouse in Melrose provided a perfect backdrop to the popular annual, Old Glenalmond Club Borders Dinner. Gathering on the stairs for a ‘team shot’, the spirit of Glenalmond was encapsulated by a jovial atmosphere with calls of, “No, after you, please.” Parent Lady Diana Godfrey-Faussett, noted that, “It’s always a very enjoyable evening,” while, on a more prosaic note, her husband Christopher toasted the “excellent grub!”

Glenalmond's Concert Choir perform in Perth

“It’s lovely to see St John’s Kirk so busy on a Sunday afternoon,” extolled Howard Duthie, Director of Music at St John’s, as he welcomed crowds and detailed fire exits: “and an especially big welcome if you are here for the first time, please don’t let it be your last.”

Pupils v OG's at Luffness GC, East Lothian

Pupils and OGs battled out a close fought game on Sunday, managing a last gasp win on the very last hole. Going down their last hole one down, Campbell G & Caspar K managed to win the 18th and so tie their game with Stephen Titterington and Euan Scott. In the second match, Cameron G and Tim H went down the last all square, but manged to squeeze home on the last green with a win and a 1 up score line against Harry Morgan and Mike Everett...

National Cross Country Championships Success

A Glenalmond pupil has achieved a very commendable place in the recent National Cross Country Championships. Susannah G-F finished in 19th place in the U17 Women’s Race on Saturday 25 February at a very muddy course in Callendar Park, Falkirk. Susannah runs with Gala Harriers and the girls achieved Team Bronze at the event. Richard Myers, teacher at Glenalmond and team coach said; “Delighted for Susannah, this is a great achievement. She trains very hard at all hours so this accolade is well deserved.”

Tobermory MC awarded Full Oxford Blue

Full Oxford Blue achieved by Glenalmond former pupil Tobermory Mackay Champion (Goodacre’s 11-16) has earned a prestigious Full Blue for swimming, setting a new Varsity record for 100m breaststroke. Blues are awarded at both Oxford and Cambridge for taking part in the Varsity Match for that particular sport.

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.