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Glenalmond Pupils' Success in Young Writers Competition

Two pupils from Glenalmond College in Perthshire have been longlisted in the Scottish Young Writer of the Year competition. The pair - Niall D and Honor R - chose two powerful and engaging subjects for their entries which have caught the judges’ attention.

Welcome to the Premiere of Epicene

At last the curtain is rising on our long awaited whole school play, Epicene! We very much hope you enjoy the production and our thanks and congratulations to all the pupils and staff involved!

A Warm Welcome to Arran Butterworth

A very warm welcome to Arran Butterworth who joined Glenalmond recently as Learning Support Teaching Assistant & Sports Coach. Arran studied Sports Science with a focus on Outdoor Activities at Bangor University and was able to share his main sporting passion of hockey in coaching as well as captaining 1st teams to various cup finals. He received Blues from the University in recognition.

Successful First Week of Online Teaching

With overwhelming positive feedback after the first week of Glenalmond's online teaching programme, Coll@Home is back in business, thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of everyone involved. Mrs Jenny Davey, our Subwarden (Academic), explains why it is working so well.

Invitation to the Premiere of Epicene

Glenalmond College Director of Theatre, Liz Moss, and the pupils and staff involved in the whole-school production of Epicene invite you to join them for the premiere of "Epicene the Movie" at 7pm on Saturday, 23rd January.

Online Teaching - Guide for Parents

The wellbeing of our pupils and staff remains our top priority along with the continuity of our very high standard of education. Glenalmond embraced the challenge of online learning in spring 2020 and we were delighted with the feedback we received from pupils, parents and others. We are fully confident, as we move into this new phase of online learning, that we will be able to deliver an excellent standard of education for pupils via the online route. We have produced this Coll@Home Guide for Parents to provide information about the online programme we are looking forward to delivering.

New COVID Prevention Measures - Update to Parents

Following the announcement this afternoon (Jan 4) by the First Minister of Scotland, Glenalmond College has written to all parents to update them on the measures which have been put in place. Scotland will enter a period of Lockdown from Midnight today (January 4th) as a precautionary measure and this will remain in place until January 31st. In line with today's announcement, Glenalmond College has moved to online learning from 11th January, until 1st February.

Countdown to 2021 with Glenalmond

As we count down to 2021, we hope you can join us to celebrate the start of the New Year. Please join us for a lovely performance by Meredith K and Abigail S and at midnight we will be sharing a performance of Highland Cathedral from our Pipe Band by the Rover Almond, which flows through the 300 acre grounds of Glenalmond.

Glenalmond College Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thank you for joining us for our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Our traditional Candlelit Service is one of the most poignant events in the school calendar and a Service our current pupils very much look forward to and our former pupils have very fond memories of. We have adapted our usual service to ensure it is COVID-safe for all involved and we very much hope you enjoy joining us this evening in our beautiful Chapel, Library, Dining Hall and Front Quad.

Glenalmond Lifts Spirits with Show First Performed After Plague

A rarely-performed play which was first staged in London after an 18-month plague 400 years ago has been brought back to the stage by Glenalmond College. Glenalmond is one of very few schools in the UK to stage a play in the midst of restrictions and allow pupils to experience fully a performance while adhering to COVID-safe measures. The show - which will not be seen by a live audience - is Epicene, the 1609 Renaissance comedy by Ben Jonson. The play was originally performed after a long period when London theatres were closed due to the plague, so the timing of its Glenalmond revival chimes keenly with the present day.

Celebrating St Andrew's Day at Glenalmond

Glenalmond is located at the heart of Scotland - the gateway to the Scottish Highlands - and we are proud to embrace the best of Scottish tradition. To celebrate St Andrew's Day please enjoy our Pipe Band playing down by the stunning River Almond which flows through the school grounds.

Glenalmond Christmas Current Affairs Quiz

Our Head of Sixth Form, Mr Smith, has challenged pupils to take part in a Christmas Current Affairs Quiz. Well done to the overall winners who were Fifth Form Reid's Tutor Group. If you would like to take part - here are the questions!

Glenalmond Pupils Benefit from InvestIN Partnership

Glenalmond College pupils can now benefit from an excellent partnership with InvestIN, a London-based organisation led by a group of experienced professionals from some of the world's most competitive careers. The organisation exists to provide students with an immersive experience of their dream career before they start university, so they can get a head-start over their competition.

Glenalmond Pupil Wins Young Sportsperson Award

A pupil at Glenalmond College has won the 2020 Young Sportsperson of the Year Award, run by Auchterarder and District Rotary Club. Katherine Bailey, who is in Lower Sixth at the Perthshire School, is delighted to have received the award which recognises her hard work and outstanding performance in swimming and her inspiration as a sporting role model for other young people.

Glenalmond Christmas Card Available to Order

A tranquil, snow-covered Front Quad drawn by Arthur M is the scene depicted on our Glenalmond College Christmas card this year. The magical image was the choice from a selection of artwork put forward by pupils for consideration for us on our 2020 Christmas card. A beautiful painting of holly, produced by Imogen L, will appear on the inside of the card. Well done to both pupils!

Glenalmond Welcomes New Director of Development

Glenalmond College has welcomed Ed Schneider as its new Director of Development. Mr Schneider was born and educated in the US and has made the UK his home for the past 30 years. A former teacher, he has spent the past 20 years working in development and fundraising for independent schools, including Radley and Wellington College.