We hope you will take some time to enjoy hearing from our staff and pupils in the videos to follow which will give you an insight into our school’s vibrant, close-knit community, our values and our commitment to academic and pastoral excellence.
Glenalmond is, we believe, the most beautiful school in the world, set in 300 stunning acres of Perthshire providing a natural, fresh environment in which children thrive. Your tour starts with the unforgettable drive down Front Avenue and through the archway into the Quad at the heart of our school, in which our library, chapel and cloisters are located. You’ll then soar high above for a bird’s eye view of our state-of-the-art astro pitches before swooping on to visit our swimming pool, golf course and other facilities and classrooms. Watch out for our magical dining hall - you may feel you are at Hogwarts.
Enjoy the tour!
Visitors find the quad at the heart of our school simply breath-taking and it is equally beautiful in summer, autumn, winter and spring. It varies from a place for calm reflection to somewhere filled with laughter, singing and chatter as children and staff move between classes. It can also be a place of ceremony and remembrance - regularly reverberating with the music of our pipe band - and a place of happiness, where you might spot a red squirrel skipping cheekily across the grass.
Enjoy this 360 view.
At Glenalmond we know that successful learning and academic achievement are the result of detailed planning, professional knowledge, experience and creative thinking. No detail is too small in our quest to ensure our teaching is of the highest standard. A school which is great, not just good, is one where opportunities to improve are sought constantly and everyone is committed to learning, not just the pupils.
Jenny Davey, our Sub-Warden (Academic), explains why Glenalmond opens doors for pupils.
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Our healthy, natural rural setting provides an ideal environment for pupils to thrive, physically and mentally. Most of our staff live at Glenalmond and the strong relationships which are forged between pupils and staff contributes to an inclusive and close school community in which pupils feel happy, secure and valued.
Our dedicated and experienced pastoral team is led by Sarah Sinclair, Sub-Warden in charge of Pastoral Care, who gives an overview of Glenalmond's approach to pastoral care.
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Sport is integral to life at Glenalmond and we view it as having a very important role in good mental and physical health as well as for learning teamwork and leadership skills. Our enthusiastic coaches encourage pupils to try different sports and to reach their full potential, at whatever level they play at. Core sports include rugby, hockey, lacrosse, golf, tennis, cricket, athletics, swimming and cross country, along with many others.
Our Director of Sport, Graham Smith, gives an insight into Glenalmond's commitment to sport.
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Music is at the heart of Glenalmond and resonates throughout our school. This behind the scenes insight into our recent production of "Anything Goes" gives a clear sense of the passion and dedication of our teaching staff and the pupils' enthusiasm for Drama and Music. Other highlights through the year include our Candlelit Service in Chapel and our autumn and spring concerts. We also have a vibrant and passionate Art department and our own, Artist in Residence.
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Our seven boarding houses all have their own individual character but share the same ethos and commitment to an exceptional standard of pastoral care. All pupils, day and boarding, are allocated to a boarding house and considerable effort is devoted to ensuring a good mix and balance of pupils in each house. Each boarding house has a resident housemaster or housemistress and you’ll get a sense of their enthusiasm and passion in the short videos below.
The Sixth Form experience at Glenalmond is truly special, with pupils experiencing the best of what makes the school unique - academic subject choice, intellectual challenge, rich co-curricular opportunities and the potential to develop leadership qualities. Enjoy a few moments to hear about the experiences of our Sixth Form pupils and their favourite memories of their time at Glenalmond.
We are extremely proud of our former pupils (Old Glenalmonds) and many of them take time to come back to school and share their experiences with current pupils.
Some of those who have recently returned to Glenalmond to inspire our pupils are interviewed here:
Ruth Shackleton, whose career includes serving as Team Manager for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - the Red Arrows; Mike Evans professional musician and Franz Ferdinand's drummer on the band's recent international tour; Rob Wainwright, captain of Scotland during his international rugby career; and Carly Booth, professional golfer.
Means-tested bursaries are available to help reduce the overall cost of a Glenalmond education for families which need assistance.
Pupils with exceptional potential can apply for scholarships in their areas of expertise. As well as the prestige of being a Glenalmond Scholar, successful applicants may also benefit from a fee remission of up to 10%.
We hope that you have enjoyed your virtual visit to Glenalmond today and the opportunity to see our school and hear from our staff and pupils. We are delighted you are considering a Glenalmond education for your family.
Our admissions team, led by our Director of Admissions, Kitty Lindsay, are ready to help you and can provide any assistance or further information you need and can also arrange a taster day for your child. We look forward to hearing from you.