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The idea is that ‘no-one is alone and that everyone is supported’. Teachers now routinely observe each other's lessons to spread good practice and help eliminate the bad and are coached and supported if improvements are needed. Meanwhile, the pupils' academic and social movements are now closely tracked. ‘How many schools have a front and back avenue, Mum?’ Well, probably more than we realise, but it does emphasise the sheer grandeur of the place both in architectural and scenic terms. There is a school golf course and the possibility of fishing on the river Almond, which flows through the school... 

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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 along with Scottish Highers for those who prefer a broader-based curriculum. The support basis for pupils is extensive, with a carefully-designed programme to nurture the academically gifted through cross-age discussion groups and lectures. There is also an excellent Learning Support Department. Regular recognition is gained by the schools scholars, mathematicians, musicians, singers and sportsmen and women, who compete at national level.

Leadership, creative and dramatic arts are also integral to life at Glenalmond, which has an active CCF (army, navy and RAF branches), an active drama programme which includes biennial productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and an outstanding music department.

Glenalmond provides an excellent setting for young people to learn and grow, and for them to start the story of their adult lives in a uniquely supportive and encouraging environment.
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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Warden

Since 2015, Elaine Logan. 'I’d follow that woman to the ends of the earth': well, how often have you heard a member of staff say that about a headteacher? No - us too. So I think it’s fair to say that Elaine Logan has already really left her mark on Glenalmond College. Not to say that there wasn’t a surprised shiver running through some parents and teachers when they announced the appointment. Ms Logan is not only the first female warden (about time!), but she has taken on a school that is famously traditional and which had been slumbering and dribbling on its laurels for too long.

So, the facts: Elaine Logan is married with three adult children. MA University of Edinburgh,PGCE Moray House, PGC counselling Heriot-Watt University, PGC pupil support...

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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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
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
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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