Glenalmond College, Key Information for Parents

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Glenalmond College is an independent school located 8 miles from Perth and one hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow in Scotland. The school was founded in 1847 by William Ewart Gladstone, a British liberal politician. It is a co-educational independent boarding school for children aged between 12 and 18 years old. Glenalmond College used to be an all-boys school until 1990, however, the school became entirely co-educational only in 1995. The school is composed of eight boarding houses: Reid’s, Srkrine’s, Goodacre’s, Home, Lothian, Matheson’s, Patchell’s and Cairnies.

Glenalmond College is one of the top boarding schools in Scotland. It values academic achievement and is proud of its records at both GSCE and A Level, allowing the vast majority of pupils the freedom to enter the university of their choice. The college also emphasises on challenging its pupils and giving them opportunities to develop their leadership skills through a variety of academic and extra-curricular activities.

Pupil Age Range 12 to 18
Boys or Girls Co-Educational
Number of Pupils 390
Day Fees Per Year £21,954
Boarding Fees Per Year £33,180
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1847
Nearest Airport Dundee
Religious Ethos None
Nearby School: Morrisons Academy
Nearby School: Strathallan
Area: All Perthshire Independent Schools

One of Glenalmond College’s main focuses is to give the opportunities, skills and knowledge to its pupils to succeed in their GCSEs and A levels. It offers 25 subjects providing an outstanding basis for its pupils planning to enter higher education.

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