Set in over 300 acres on the banks of the Almond in Perthshire, Glenalmond College's campus comprises an outstanding mixture of traditional and contemporary buildings set alongside extensive sporting facilities.
The academic buildings are grouped round a cloistered quadrangle, and include the chapel, hall, library, study bedrooms and classrooms. The science centre provides three floors of state-of-the-art laboratories; every classroom and boarding house is linked to the College's internal wireless computer network . Beyond the central quad are sited a modern theatre, concert hall, the art school and the design centre with its separate wood and metal workshops. Our learning resources centre provides the latest computer technology for pupil use in addition to a video conferencing facility. The 20,000 volume library offers an ideal environment for private study and research and is fully stocked with journals and broadsheet newspapers. The Sports Complex contains a gymnasium, an indoor sports hall, a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness suite, an indoor .22 range and squash courts.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Bursaries are financial awards that are means-tested (based on your ability to pay) and help reduce the overall cost of sending your child to Glenalmond. Bursaries are awarded purely according to the financial position of the family and are reviewed annually.
We want to offer the benefits of a Glenalmond education to as many pupils as possible and assistance with fees is available - both for pupils wanting to attend the school and for those already here whose family circumstances change.
Pupils can receive up to 100% of the full fee level in certain circumstances.
More information is available from the Head of Admissions, Mr Mike Jeffers.
Applying for financial assistance at Glenalmond is straightforward. Applications are dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence. All applicants fill out an application form and supply documentary evidence which provides details of their income and capital. Application forms need to be returned to our Director of Finance no later than 1 February in the calendar year of entry. Applications will be considered after this date but any decision will be dependent upon the availability of school bursary funds.
Bursarial funds are made available from a number of sources which include a designated Endowment Fund, Annual Fund and Trust Funds. In addition, there are a number of educational and charitable trusts which provide assistance with school fees - in particular, in situations where children already attend the school and family circumstances change.
There are also a number of other types of financial assistance available:
Serving members of the armed forces receive an automatic 10% discount on the basic fee.
Members of the clergy receive an automatic discount of 10% on the basic fee.
The Sibling Discount is automatic whilst the qualifying number of children from any family are at the school at the same time, but beyond that it will be subject to the means testing process.
Scholarships are financial awards that are based on a child demonstrating excellence in a particular area. Academic, music, piping, sport (outstanding talent) and art & design scholarships are available at Glenalmond, as well as an all-rounder award for those showing particular potential in more than one area. These scholarships and awards can lead to a percentage reduction in the overall fees.
Applications for admission to Glenalmond College are welcomed at any time for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18.
To find out more about Glenamond, please take a look at their website (www.glenalmondcollege.co.uk), and request a prospectus and a copy of the Glenalmond DVD.
The best way to gain a real understanding of what Glenalmond College has to offer your child is to arrange a visit – the Admissions team can arrange for you to meet the Warden (Headteacher), have a look round the boarding houses, meet some of the teachers and talk to the pupils.
"Get in fast, Glenalmond is on the up and up." Good Schools Guide
The school aims to make its admissions procedure as helpful and informative as possible. Your main point of contact for all school admissions is the Head of Admissions, Mike Jeffers. Mr Jeffers can guide families through the whole admissions procedure from requesting a prospectus to organising a visit and sitting entrance exams.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Admissions process in more detail, please don't hesitate to contact the Head of Admissions, Mr Jeffers, on 01738 842144 or firstname.lastname@example.org