Inspection Reports

Glenalmond College, in common with all independent and state schools in the UK, is inspected on a regular basis by HM Inspectors from Education Scotland, previously Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE).

The results of these school inspections are detailed in reports for each school, which are available for parents and members of the public to read. These inspection reports provide an independent assessment of each school across a number of areas.

Care Inspectorate

Along with all of the boarding schools in Scotland, Glenalmond's boarding provision is also inspected by the Care Inspectorate. The last inspection was carried out in January 2018, and a copy of the resulting full School Care Accommodation Service Report, in pdf format, is now available.  It can also be accessed directly from the Care Inspectorate's own website: 


Education Scotland

Glenalmond was last inspected by HM Inspectors in November 2019 and the report was published in December 2019.  The report commends Glenalmond for its “welcoming, friendly and supportive” ethos. This “promotes a sense of respect and kindness across the school community….young people speak very proudly about their school and their many achievements.”

“Young people meet in groups with their tutor several times each week, to explore issues relevant to their needs. They enjoy this time and they value the supportive role of their tutor…….Senior leaders and staff place the wellbeing of all young people at the centre of their work,” states the report.

A copy of the report is available at the Education Scotland website, or alternatively you can download the pdf report in full HERE

Following the inspection, Gayle Gorman, Chief Inspector of Education offered her warm congratulations to the Warden on Glenalmond's very positive quality improvement through professional engagement (QUIPE) visit.  Her letter is available to read online by clicking the letter below.