Day Pupils

Day pupils play a full part in the life of Glenalmond - the only difference is that they go home at night!

Why choose Glenalmond for a day pupil? Outstanding pastoral care, more care and attention to the individual and super facilities. Current parent

Day pupils are welcomed to Glenalmond and benefit from the seven days a week programme of teaching and activity that have been developed as part of our provision as a leading boarding school.

A boarding school can offer something very special to its day pupils, unmatched by day schools.  The longer school day at Glenalmond provides day pupils with the time and space for academic study along with an unrivalled breadth and depth of extra-curricular options, including sport, art, music, drama, outdoor and leadership activities. 

This is so much more than is available at a traditional day school, where the school day is limited and generally only five days a week.

Each Glenalmond day pupil becomes a member of one of the boarding houses so they play a full part in school life. They can also stay for the night if they want to.

Day Pupil pricing

From September 2017, we introduced a new day pupil pricing policy to make a day pupil education at Glenalmond College more affordable. 

The changes included a significant reduction in the Third Form fee, so that the Junior Day fee remains at the same level throughout Second and Third Form. 

Find out more about Day Pupil pricing

What does the Glenalmond College day fee cover?

Our day pupils are offered free transport to and from Glenalmond College via our network of school buses. Our bus routes are annually reviewed and expanded to meet demand. You can view our bus timetable here. Currently our routes include:

  • Perth
  • Crieff
  • Auchterarder
  • Amulree
  • Methven
  • Aberfeldy
  • Dalguise
  • Errol
  • Bridge of Earn (from September 2018)
  • Bridge of Allan (subject to availability)

All meals during the normal school day, Monday to Saturday, with an evening meal on Wednesday.

Games and activities expenses, membership of CCF.

Textbooks and basic stationery.