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We are pleased to offer free transport for our day pupils.
This means most of our day pupils who travel to Glenalmond each day from the surrounding area can be collected six days a week by our wonderful drivers.
Our fleet of branded vehicles, managed by our Head of Transport David Antcliffe, covers a wide range of locations.
Steps to ensure the safety of our pupils during transport are in place in line with our commitment to ensure all school activities are COVID-safe.
Pupils at Glenalmond College have achieved excellent results in the 2020 Highers, with a 100% pass rate in 12 subjects.
According to the results published by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) today, Glenalmond pupils have been awarded particularly good results in languages, with 78% of pupils achieving Grade A in Modern Languages - French, Spanish and German. Classical Studies and Latin also saw excellent results, with 100% of Glenalmond pupils receiving Grade A in these subjects.
The 2020 results follow a consistently strong performance since Highers were reintroduced at Glenalmond in the 2017/18 academic year.
Glenalmond College warmly invites pupils interested in joining our Sixth Form in Sept 2020 to join us for an informal online information evening on August 6th, starting at 7pm.
☑️Exceptional subject choice: 24 A-Level & 16 Higher subjects (2019/20)
☑️L6 students have the option of Language Higher in addition to A-Levels (beneficial for university & workplace)
☑️Around half of our students also complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - mini dissertation
☑️Exceptional leadership experience including Challenge led by Royal Marine Commandos
☑️Morrisby Career Guidance Program & dedicated careers' adviser
☑️Superb Sixth Form social, sport and extracurricular activities.More than 80 activities, clubs and societies to choose from
Last summer Glenalmond College was unveiled as the new Official Schools Partner of London Scottish Rugby.
We have been very proud to work with the club over the past 12 months and one of our highlights was the team's first visit to train with us. Former Scotland captain, Rob Wainwright, also a former Glenalmond pupil and London Scottish player, attended the training session and shared some of his fond memories of playing rugby here.
Many thanks Rob!
An abandoned Jack Russell cross Chihuahua is now enjoying spending her days in the beautiful grounds of one of the UK’s top schools, after being rescued from a dog pound in Ireland.
Annie, named after the orphan star of the musical, has found a loving home with Ciara Donnelly, who is the Head of Finance at Glenalmond College in Perthshire.
Tiny Annie is now a regular visitor to the school and has become a popular canine addition to the team at Glenalmond which has one of the most stunning settings in the world.
A former Glenalmond College pupil from Perthshire is inspiring young people to make the most of combining sport and study opportunities in life.
Tobermory Mackay-Champion, who is from Clathy, near Crieff, has this month achieved a First Class undergraduate master’s Degree in Earth Sciences (Geology) from the University of Oxford.
As of this year, he is also the holder of eight all-time University of Oxford swimming records and British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Men’s 200m LC breaststroke Champion (2020).
On a visit back to his old school this week, Tobermory said his strong advice was for young people to make sure they continue to enjoy taking part in sport and other activities, like music and drama, as well as academic study.
We are fortunate to have a member of staff, Tanya Adamson who is an enthusiastic rider and coordinates our equestrian activities.
Tanya, who is also a former pupil at Glenalmond, also has stables with livery immediately adjacent to Glenalmond College.
As well as having lovely countryside to ride in, we are lucky to work with a number of other excellent local equestrian businesses, catering for a range of standards of ability.
These include Mrs Sarah Houlden of Strathearn Eventing -https://strathearneventing.co.uk/and Mrs Yvonne Campbell of Wester Dowald Equine Centre.
Pupils and former pupils from around the world joined Glenalmond College’s Virtual Commemoration Day on Friday to mark the end of an exceptional year at the Perthshire school.
The online event included a Chapel Service and addresses by Dr Michael Alderson, Head of Glenalmond College, Chairman, Mr Niall Booker, and the Captains of College, Susie Anderton and Tom Murray-Usher.
The event was rounded off with a live online broadcast of one of the school’s of Upper Sixth Leavers, Ramsay Pagett from Crieff, who piped an atmospheric "Highland Cathedral" in the school’s stunning Front Quad and through the Front Arch before the doors were poignantly closed in the traditional ending to the “Commem” proceedings. Ramsay is pictured with his brother Harris, who also piped for our Commem video.
Our Virtual Commemoration Chapel Service to mark the end of our academic year, on Friday June 26th proved a huge success - our thanks to everyone in our Glenalmond community around the world who joined us.
We were delighted to welcome current and former pupils and staff, and their families to our online event which included a Chapel Service, with addresses by our Warden, Dr Michael Alderson, our Chairman, Mr Niall Booker and our Chaplain, Rev Charles Sherlock. as well as our Captains of College, Susie Anderton and Tom Murray-Usher.
We are delighted to announce our Captains of Coll and prefects for 2020/21.
Our sincere thanks to our 2019/20 prefects who have worked hard during the past year and we look forward to welcoming back our new prefects in September.