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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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Glenalmond Minibus Driver Congratulated for 20 Years of Service

A Glenalmond College minibus driver has this week stepped down from behind the wheel, after two decades of transporting pupils to and from the leading Perthshire independent school. Willie Simpson, who is also a well-known local farmer and breeder of prize-winning Highland ponies, is retiring from his driving duties. However, he still intends to keep playing at events, including Glenalmond ceilidhs, with his renowned Scottish country dance band. Glenalmond College has a fleet of liveried vehicles which provide a free transport service for families with children attending the school. The routes covered by Willie and his fellow drivers range from as far afield as Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Rait, Bridge of Earn, Dunning and Crieff. New bus routes to meet local demand, including Burrelton and Glenfarg, are planned for next year.


Candlelit Service is Glenalmond Highlight

One of the highlights of the year at Glenalmond College is the Candlelit Service which is traditionally held at the end of term. It is incredibly hard to put into words what makes our end of term Candlelit Service so special. These photographs, taken at Chapel this evening, go some way to conveying the ethereal atmosphere which makes this service one of the standout events in our school calendar for pupils, parents and staff. Thanks to all involved - what a way to end our term.


New Memorial Plaque

In this season of remembrance, a new memorial plaque has been placed in our Chapel for the OGs who have died serving in the Armed Forces since 1945.


Destination Scotland. Be a boarder north of the border.

It's all aboard for a Scottish boarding school. The Spring edition of the Boarding Schools' Association magazine has a feature on life as a boarder in Scotland and features Glenalmond being set in "300 acres of glorious rolling Perthshire countryside..."


Maths Success for Glenalmond

Congratulations to the maths 'wizards' who have done so well in the Intermediate Olympiad and Pink Kangaroo UK-wide competition.


Whole School Steeplechase

Amazing day to have virtually the whole school out together on the school golf course for the annual Glenlamond Steeplechase. The day showed that sport can bring everyone together, no matter how fast or slow you run, everyone was cheered the whole way round and through the finish line, whatever their position.


National Intermediate Mathematical Challenge gives Glenalmond record score

Glenalmond’s Maths Department is delighted to announce that its pupils have achieved an impressive number of certificates in the cerebral National Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. With only seven percent of participants attaining a Gold Certificate from the field of 250,000, Glenalmond has achieved an impressive six Golds.


Ope A, wins GOLD

Ope A took part at the Scottish Schools Athletics competition during the week and achieved a Gold for his high jump.


OG cricket match

OG XI v Glenalmond 1st XI, Sunday 30th April 2017 A chilly spring day greeted the OG team to their old stomping ground at Glenalmond, a team this year comprising a mixture of youth, skill, cricketing experience and humour. This has sometimes been a rarity in years gone by, partly down to the various humiliations on the field that have gone before.


Blair F Wakeboarding success

Another summer of competitions sees Blair F being selected to represent TEAM GB at the IWWF European and World championships later this year........


Perform in Perth winners

After a seven year restructuring and investment programme within Glenalmond College’s Music Department – witnessing the introduction many new teachers and instruments - the school were thrilled to win multiple awards in many musical disciplines at this year’s tough, three week long Perform in Perth competition.


Inter-House Swimming

Goodacre’s House gained a clean sweep in the inter-house swimming gala, with both junior and senior teams winning with an impressive number of 1st places.


House Kit & Heritage Range

As part of our exciting new partnership with Playerlayer we are pleased to launch our new House and Heritage Ranges.


Inter-House Rugby October 2015

After a four year absence, it was great to welcome back into the calendar the Inter-House rugby event yesterday. What a wonderful afternoon! The sun shone and we celebrated a festival of enterprising rugby.