Glenalmond College A GSG School
- Glenalmond College
- T 01738 842000
- F 01738 842063
- E registrar@glen…dcollege.co.uk
- W www.glenalmondcollege.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Perth & Kinross
- Pupils: 400
- Religion: Episcopalian
- Fees: Boarding £22,710 - £30,300; Day £15,480 - £20,640 pa
- Open days: A Taster Day is held in September but parents are welcome to visit on any day.
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
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What the Good Schools Guide says...
Spectacular self-contained quad with cloisters, centred on the chapel (with its surprising spiral staircase) set in immaculate 300 acre estate surrounded by some of the smartest grouse shooting in Scotland. Several modern additions stuck round the back, including Basil Spence music block, science and maths block. Gorgeous...
What the school says...
Glenalmond College is an independent boarding and day school set in 300 acres of spectacular countryside just outside Perth, yet within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. It makes the most of its rural Scottish location with its pupils living and learning free from the distractions of city life. Glenalmond offers an all-encompassing education that allows each child to fulfil his/her potential and enter adulthood with confidence. There is a strong emphasis on academic success with the school following the English system of GCSEs and A Levels. The support basis for pupils is extensive, with an innovative programme to nurture the academically gifted through cross-age discussion groups and lectures. There is also a growing Learning Support Department. Regular recognition is gained by the schools chemists, mathematicians, musicians, singers and sportsmen and women, who compete at national level.
Leadership skills are also a focus and over the past five years Glenalmond has sent more cadets for officer training at Sandhurst than any other school in Scotland. The Warden Gordon Woods sums it up perfectly when he says: 'Glenalmond challenges the parts that other schools do not reach.'
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
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Special Education Needs
We have significant experience of mild dyslexia and can offer learning support for dyslexia and dyspraxia, using one-to-one withdrawal from main classes perhaps once or twice a week. Additionally we offer Teaching of English as a Second language, for individuals and groups. Intermediate level is required for entry, students can be tested in the UK or abroad. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
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