School News




Glenalmond Reaches Finals of National Schools Award

We are delighted to announce that Glenalmond has made ito the finals of the Performing Arts category of the Independent School of the Year Awards 2021.We are thrilled with this fantastic recognition of our outstanding Theatre, Drama and Music provision at Glenalmond and the exceptional work of Mrs Moss (our Director of Theatre), Miss Hynd (our Head of Drama) and Dr Ridley (our Director of Music), and the many other staff who have gone the extra mile to support them over the past year – from music and sets to make-up and props.

Fantastic Glenalmond Review in Tatler Schools Guide 2022

The Tatler Schools Guide 2022, hot off the press, features the top prep and public schools in the UK. “There could be no finer place to spend one’s school days than amid the 300 acres of countryside at the gateway to the Highlands. “The atmosphere here is warm, vibrant and busy.... "Glenalmond sets pupils up for life…leavers depart their beloved Coll fuelled with the ambition and knowledge to make a valuable contribution to the world.” We are delighted with the review and extremely proud of our staff, our pupils and our school.

New Sponsor for Glenalmond First Team Kit

Our First XV Rugby Captain and Vice-captain, Rory S and Rory F, and First XI Hockey Captain and Vice-captain, Catherine G and Ariel M, are delighted with their brand new kit. Huge thanks from us all to our new sponsor, Dog, an award-winning Glasgow and London-based digital agency and great supporter of Glenalmond. Both teams are proud to be wearing the brand and looking forward to their first home fixtures this weekend against Fettes. Our pupils and staff are very much looking forward to being able to welcome families back as spectators.

Glenalmond College to Attend Scottish Game Fair 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming current, former and future Glenalmond families to our stands at the Scottish Game Fair next weekend. Glenalmond is the only school with an official presence at the event at Scone Palace on September 24, 25 and 26. We will have two locations - you'll find us at stand O3A in the Stag and Osprey area and at A9A in the Activity Area. We are also sponsoring the junior angling competition.

Former Pupil Wins Royal Geographical Society Prize

Congratulations to former pupil Jamie Arnaud (Reid's, 2012-17) who has just been announced as joint winner of the Historical Geography Research Group Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, run by the Royal Geographical Society. Jamie recently graduated from University of Cambridge with First Class Honours with Distinction (double-starred first).

A Weekend Full of Fun Activities

We are looking forward to a jam-packed weekend full of activities this weekend, including our traditional Sunday Funday. Our weekend will include a range of activities, all encouraging pupils to get into the house spirit, and will end with a BBQ supper on Sunday evening. Day pupils have been invited to stay overnight on Saturday to get involved in all the fun.

Exciting Times Ahead For Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is an extra-curricular activity offered at Glenalmond which encourages pupils to go the extra mile. We are delighted that DofE at Glenalmond will now be run by Dr Sean Wilkinson, our Head of Chemistry.

New Head of Golf

A very warm welcome to Ian Muir, the new Head of Golf at Glenalmond College. Mr Muir has been a PGA professional for over 25 years and has worked with National Squads through to the Men’s and Ladies’ European Tour. Mr Muir takes over from Tim Mitchell - and our very best wishes go to Mr Mitchell for every success with his exciting new venture in Wales.

A Warm Welcome to Jed

A very warm welcome to Jed Case who has this week joined our Design and Technology Department. Originally from Edinburgh, Jed attended George Heriot’s before spending a gap year playing cricket in Australia. He studied for a BDes in Interior Architecture at Edinburgh Napier University where he gained a first. Having gained an MSc in Creative Advertising, Jed worked in advertising in Edinburgh for a few years before changing direction. He then completed his PGDE in Design & Technology at Moray House. Since then, he has had teaching roles.

Friendly Glenalmond Bus Drivers

Our friendly minibus drivers are delighted to be getting out on the road again this week. This includes David Millar who shares why he loves his job in a short interview now on our YouTube channel.

Tasty Welcome Back Menu for Pupils

Our catering team put on a lovely welcome back lunch menu for pupils today, including fish and chips! Today’s menu features fish and chips, macaroni and cheese, and pea risotto.

Looking Forward to our Weekend Activities

While academic teaching is, of course, very important a Glenalmond education also involves a myriad of outdoor activities and socials. Having great fun, team-building and making friends is a priority in our first term of the new academic year - Michaelmas. This year our Funday Sunday takes place on September 12th - look out for lots of action pictures on our social media feeds.

Welcome Back to Mr Willington

It was wonderful to welcome former member of staff, David Willington, back to Coll. Mr Willington worked at Glenalmond from April 1973 to July 2006 – 100 terms!

Beautiful Chapel Flowers

Thank you to Mrs Alderson who has brought a beautiful arrangement of sunflowers into our lovely Chapel. How wonderful to have this beautiful welcome back for everyone to enjoy this week.

Talk Education Top Schools

We are delighted to announce that Glenalmond has pride of place as one of Talk Education’s Top 250 Prep and Senior Schools in the UK. The list – identifying Glenalmond in the top ranks of independent schools in the UK – has just been unveiled after months of deliberation.

Apex Rugby Camps at Glenalmond

We were delighted to welcome the Apex Rugby Academy team to our beautiful school to launch the dates for the October Rugby Camp being held at Glenalmond.

LUXLife Private Education Awards 2021

We are thrilled to have won the "Best Academic Boarding School - Scotland" Award in the inaugural LUXLife Education awards. The aim of the awards is to "highlight and recognise the paragons of the private education sphere – those who are dedicated to shaping individuals to become future leaders and pacesetters of industry."

Virtual Open Day - Oct 2

We are delighted to extend a very warm welcome to families interested in a Glenalmond education to join us for our Virtual Open Day on October 2. Our virtual visit, as part of the Open Day, offers families from around the world the opportunity to explore our stunning campus, set in 300 acres of the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Our aim is to give an insight into our school's vibrant, close-knit community, our values and our commitment to academic and pastoral excellence. During our Open Day there will also be an opportunity to meet and chat with our dedicated team of teaching staff, most of whom live on campus, as well as our Admissions team.

Glenalmond Appoints Head of Hockey

Mr Will Murray has been appointed Head of Hockey and joins the College at the start of the Michaelmas Term. Originally from the Midlands, Will has coached hockey extensively for over a decade having begun as a university coach and with Scotland Hockey. He has completed the Advanced Coach programme with GB Hockey and is currently completing his postgraduate diploma at Birmingham.

Countdown to Glenalmond Farmers Market

Glenalmond College is preparing to host around 40 food, drink and crafts stalls at the debut Glenalmond Farmers’ Market next weekend, August 21 and 22. The two-day celebration of quality Scottish food, drink and crafts, run in association with Perth Farmers’ Market, will be held from 10am to 4pm each day in our stunning Quad.

Glenalmond Pupils Delighted as 100% Secure University Places

Glenalmond College is delighted that all of its final year university applicants have succeeded in securing places at their universities of choice. Pupils are over the moon to hear the news that their university places, and those of their classmates, have been confirmed via the UCAS process, following today’s release of the A-Level and SQA Higher results.

OGs Named in Super6 Team of the Week

Scottish Rugby’s Super6 league kicked off its new season last weekend with two former Glenalmond pupils - Kaleem Barreto and George Breese - selected in The Offside Line team of the week.