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  • Glenalmond College
    PH1 3RY
  • Head: Ms Elaine Logan
  • T 01738 842000
  • F 01738 842063
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Perth & Kinross
  • Pupils: 380
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Fees: Day:£16,470 - £21,954; Boarding: £24,147 - £33,840 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

What 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...

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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.'
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Ms Elaine Logan, previously deputy head at Loretto. Born in Perth; read English at Edinburgh; spent 14 years at Dollar Academy before moving to Loretto, where taught English, drama and PSHCE, was a housemistress and recently child protection officer and acting head. A trained singer with a wide range of musical interests and experiences including solo singing in jazz and dance bands, she has three children.

Academic matters

Follows the English system. Only. An astonishing 24 subjects on offer at A level, including ancient history, DT and PE. No current Greek scholars; but Latin-ists, Russian and Dutch candidates and now offers Mandarin. A few of musicians, and, as ever, one taking music technology ('one of the relatively few schools to offer this as an examined subject'). Several presentations in French. Pleasing number of candidates...

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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
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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