Boarding

Glenalmond College is a true boarding school.  85% of our pupils are boarders, placing us in the top few schools in the UK, and the boarding we offer is full boarding, not flexi-boarding or weekly boarding. 

Glenalmond is a full boarding school with a seven day programme to educate, inspire and stretch young minds.  The busy weekday schedule stretches over weekends that sees pupils busy in the classroom, on the playing fields and out on trips on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a full calendar of social events throughout the year.

There are eight boarding houses - five for boys and three for girls, all within the 330 acre Glenalmond campus. Boarding at Glenalmond allows pupils to benefit from all that the school has to offer, with the companionship and life skills that come from living with others. Of course, day pupils are part of, and share in, all the richness and diversity of experience only available in a full boarding school.

Each house has a Housemaster or Housemistress, who lives alongside the boarding house with their own family. This means that there is a family atmosphere in the houses which we feel is important for children living away from home.

The pupils have a great loyalty to their house, and inter-house competitions are always popular - whether for sport, music or drama.

Each house has its own distinct character. For more information about the individual houses please select from the menu on the left. To learn more about boarding and pastoral care at Glenalmond please take a look at our video.

Along with all of the boarding schools in Scotland, Glenalmond's boarding provision is also inspected by SCSWIS, Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland. The last inspection was carried out on 14 March 2012, and a copy of the full inspection report, in pdf format, is available Inspection Report March 2012. Glenalmond was given the highest grading, Excellent, on all the areas examined during the inspection.

For details of fees for boarders at Glenalmond please see the Fees page.