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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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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 some Scottish Highers and the EPQ available as extension subjects in the Lower Sixth. 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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Since January 2023, Mark Mortimer, previously head of Bryanston and Warminster. Spent eight years as an army officer, then had a brief career as a management consultant before moving into the education sector, where he has clocked up over 20 years’ experience. First teaching post was in Giggleswick, in the Yorkshire Dales, where he was head of history, an assistant housemaster and coach of the 1st XV rugby team. Moved from there to Hampton School and then to St John’s, Leatherhead as deputy head. A keen historian, sportsman and saxophonist, he has twice rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, taken part in the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara and more recently cycled across the Arctic Circle. He is joined by his French wife, Anna, and their three young children.


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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
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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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