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Life at Glenalmond is always busy, and this is where you will find all the latest news, galleries and notification of forthcoming events.

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OG Club London Dinner 2019

Further details on our annual OG London Dinner which will be held at the RAF Club, London on Friday 15 November 2019


Glenalmond College Invitation to Annual Choral Day Service

Around 100 pupils from junior schools around Scotland and the north of England will be uniting at Glenalmond College for its annual Choral Day celebration of song next Sunday, October 13th. The pupils from schools including Mowden Hall (Northumberland), Ardvreck (Crieff), Cargilfield (Edinburgh) and Belhaven Hill (Dunbar) will be gathering at Glenalmond for a day of singing as well as a range of fun activities. The day culminates with a Choral Day Service in Glenalmond Chapel, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, to which the families and friends of pupils, along with members of the local community, are invited.


Fifty Pupils Successfully Tackle 1847 Challenge at Glenalmond

Fifty primary school children this week united in Perthshire to take part in the inaugural Glenalmond 1847 challenge, successfully tackling 18 activities in 47 hours. The wide-ranging activities the pupils were challenged with on the grounds at Glenalmond, ranged from kayak polo and making pots in a fire pit to building bug hotels and playing different musical instruments. One major highlight, however, was the opportunity to abseil down the flag tower located over the Front Arch which forms the main entrance to Glenalmond.


Glenalmond Grounds Team Makes Final Preparations for Open Day

Staff in the grounds team at Glenalmond College are making their final preparations for the school’s Open Day next week, which looks set to host a record number of visitors. The team, which looks after the school’s extensive grounds totalling more than 300 acres, is determined to ensure the school looks its very best for what promises to be one of the best-attended Open Days it has hosted for many years.


Pupils Share Favourite Memories of Glenalmond

Ahead of our Open Day on September 21st we are launching this short video, filmed at the end of last term, in which five of our final year pupils explain why Glenalmond is such a special place to learn.


Welcome Back

We're delighted to be welcoming our pupils back to Glenalmond this week and a special welcome to all those who are new to the school!


Goodbye to David Stott

Our thanks and very best wishes for the future go to David Stott who leaves us this week for pastures new after six years of service.


Introducing Michael Alderson

Find out more about our new Warden, Michael Alderson, and his wife Emma ahead of their move north to be with us permanently early next year.


Glenalmond Studios

Post exams, the Third Form spent an amazing day writing, producing and editing their very own magazine style TV chat show.


Vintage Sale Success

With sun shining, and the grounds looking magnificent, the Friends of Glenalmond (FOG) held a Vintage Sale and afternoon tea at the Cricket Pavilion on Half-term Friday.


Scotland 7s Call for OG

OG Kaleem Baretto (11-17, Goodacre's) has been selected for the Scotland 7's squad in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series.


Avenue of Remembrance

Last week, we planted a total of 157 oak trees in the School grounds to represent the Old Glenalmonds who lost their lives during the First World War.


New Warden Appointed

Dr Michael Alderson, Deputy Head at Durham School, has been appointed Warden at Glenalmond College. He will take over leadership from interim Warden Hugh Ouston in April 2020.


OG Chosen as Face of Charity

OG Ryan Bromilow, (2015-17, Skrine's), has been chosen to front a charity’s video appeal to encourage young people to take advantage of the opportunities boarding school can bring.