Welcome from the Warden

From my very first visit to Glenalmond, the College has impressed: it enjoys one of the most beautiful locations of any school in the country but is only a short distance from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, or even London. 

It is an exciting and restless place of learning that takes seriously the serious business of study, but it is also a place of activity, of warmth and most importantly, of community.

Glenalmond is holding on to what is best from the past while equipping the pupils for tomorrow with a vibrant and modern education, shaped by the community in which the pupils and the teachers live, learn, and play.

A Glenalmond education is challengingly simple, and the aspiration for every pupil is to be decent, to have clear values, and have the courage to stand by them. The pupils have the best academic education they can so that they face the future with the greatest number of choices, while experiencing a rich range of opportunities as these develop competence which, in turn, provide confidence. 

A foundation of clear values, confidence drawn from wide-ranging competence, and sharp minds able to synthesise, interpret and evaluate complex problems help young adults to respond with agility and lead in this ever-changing world.

I look forward to welcoming you to Glenalmond.


Dr Michael Alderson, Warden