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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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Celebrating our 175th Anniversary in 2022

Glenalmond College is very much looking forward to celebrating the 175th anniverary of our extraordinary school with a year of celebration from May 4, 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back to school - via an online or in person event - during our year of celebration.

New Chair of Council

After 5 years as Chairman of the Council (Board of Governors), Niall Booker has announced that he will stand down at the end of the current academic year.

Meet the Staff: George Pounder

In the latest in our Meet the Staff series we interviewed Mr George Pounder, our Head of Classics, who is also very involved a whole range of aspects of school life.

Meet the Staff: Sara Speirs

In the latest in our Meet the Staff series we spoke with Sara Speirs, a valued member of our excellent Learning Support team at Glenalmond College.

Christmas Services at Glenalmond

Our Chaplain, Father Stephen, is looking forward to welcoming people to services in Glenalmond College Chapel over the festive period. The Christmas services in our beautiful Chapel are open to all - subject to any changes in the COVID restrictions - including Glenalmond pupils and their families and members of our local community.

Brilliant Staff v Pupils Hockey Match

Our end-of-term staff v pupils hockey match proved a sporting event of "fun, community and celebration" according to our Head of Hockey, Mr Will Murray, who compiled this match report.

Celebrating 175 Years in 2022

Glenalmond College is very much looking forward to celebrating the 175th anniverary of our extraordinary school with a year of celebration from May 4, 2022.

Join us online for Carols from Coll - December 13, 5pm

We are inviting you to join our Chapel Choir online for "Carols from Coll" on Monday December 13th at 5pm. While we are no longer able to gather our staff, pupils andd families together in Chapel for our traditional Candlelit Service, we are inviting everyone to join us online for a more informal evening of Carol singing with our Chapel Choir.

Join the One-Night-Only Stream of Spamalot - Dec 10

The countdown is underway to our Main Show 2021...... Spamalot! Our Director of Theatre, Liz Moss, and our Drama and Music staff and pupils have been working hard behind the scenes with preparations and rehearsals are now full steam ahead. We can't wait! Our eagerly-awaited return to staging big, brash productions is a right medieval riot. Chosen equally for its silliness and its brilliant va-va-voom, this truly is the show to remind us to always look on the bright side of life.

Minor Damage after Storm Arwen

While we have sustained no serious damage due to Storm Arwen, we are very grateful to everyone, particularly Tim Holden and Mark Sinclair, who has helped with the clear-up of branches etc today. As with many other rural communities, our electricity supply has been affected and this is also affecting mobile connectivity at school. We expect our electricity supply to be restored very soon.

Interview with the Sunday Times

Our Eco-group Coordinator, Mrs Sasha Roberts, was asked a range of questions about our initiatives at Glenalmond as part of an interview for a rewilding article which appeared in the Sunday Times yesterday. "I think everyone can take small steps to improve the environment. One key blocker is that “untidy” is usually good but it can take a while to recognise and accept that! An immaculate lawn is not the best habitat for biodiversity so a balance has to be found to ensure wildlife can co-exist and thrive - and we are proving this is possible here at Glenalmond," said Mrs Roberts.

Tribute to Dave Jeffers

This tribute to former Reid’s Housemaster, Dave Jeffers, has been written by Mike Jeffers (no relation) our current Head of Maths. Dave Jeffers, former Head of Mathematics and Reid's Housemaster, died suddenly this month, aged 64. This picture of Mr Jeffers with his wife Helen is on display in the Dining Hall of Reid's House.

Meet the Staff - Tanya Adamson

This week is Scottish Careers Week and, in the latest of our Meet the Staff series, we spoke with Mrs Tanya Adamson, Glenalmond's Careers Assistant. Mrs Adamson works with Mr Steve Smith, our Head of Sixth Form, and helps our pupils find the right careers.

Invitation to our Autumn Concert 2021

Glenalmond College extends a very warm invitation to you to join us on November 28th at 7.30pm for our Autumn Concert. This year’s concert will be online as unfortunately, due to restrictions, it is not yet possible to welcome our parents and guests into school to join us for events.

Pupils' Success in Perthshire Art Competition

Congratulations to two Glenalmond pupils whose talent has been recognised in a Perthshire Art Competition. Kim P won the top prize in her age category and Johanna K was awarded the runner-up prize in her age category of the award run by the Rotary Club of Perth Kinnoull.

Respects Paid to Greg Deakin OG

Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of our former pupil, Greg Deakin, whose funeral was held at Glenalmond College Chapel earlier today. Greg (Matheson’s, 1984-90) embraced all that Glenalmond had to offer and forged many long-standing friendships here. An early flair for design and technology during his school days underpinned his success in many businesses, including running over 30 holiday properties and a hotel near Loch Tay.

Invitation to Our Parents' Social Evening

Current Glenalmond parents are invited to a social evening with drinks and nibbles very kindly hosted by Jamie and Miranda Landale. The evening is being very kindly hosted by the Landales at their family home, Clathic House, near Comrie, PH7 4JY. The event will start at 6.30pm and run until 9pm and offer an opportunity for current parents to relax and catch up with old friends as well as kindling new friendships in our body of parents.

CCF Field Day - Army Section

Our Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army Section Field Day activities this week featured an introduction to a range of skills, including shelter building and survival skills. All pupils in Fourth Form take part in our CCF programme and through the year they experience a range of excellent team-building and leadership skills as part of this as well as an introduction to the career opportunities in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.