Day and boarding
|Religion||Scottish Episcopal Church|
Perth and Kinross
|Houses||Cairnies, Goodacre's, Home, Lothian, Matheson's, Patchell's, Skrine's, Reid's|
|Former pupils||Old Glenalmonds|
|Campus||Rural; 300 acres|
Glenalmond College (formerly Trinity College, Glenalmond) is a co-educational independent boarding school in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, for children aged between 12 and 18 years. It is situated on the River Almond near the village of Methven, about 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of Perth.
Trinity College Glenalmond was founded as an independent school by William Gladstone and James Hope-Scott (later Hope-Scott of Abbotsford). It was established to provide teaching for young men destined for the ministry of the Scottish Episcopal Church and where young men could be brought up in the faith of that Church. It was originally known as the The Scottish Episcopal College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Glenalmond. The school opened its doors on 4 May 1847 to fourteen boys (though one boy, Lord Kerr, later Marquess of Lothian and Secretary for Scotland, arrived a day early). The first Warden (headmaster) was Charles Wordsworth.
Until 1990 Glenalmond was an all-boys school. Girls were then initially accepted into the sixth form only, and the school became fully co-educational in 1995.
In 2007 the school was at the centre of a national media row after pupils reportedly created an offensive spoof video that featured them "hunting" "chavs" (a derogatory term in use in the UK for working-class people) on horseback and with rifles. The school condemned the video.
There are eight boarding houses: Cairnies, Goodacre's, Home, Lothian, Matheson's, Patchell's, Reid's and Skrine's.
- Dougie Hall – rugby player
- David Leslie – rugby player
- Alastair Mackenzie, actor
- Dr Richard Simpson – Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament and former Justice Minister
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- "Pupils act out 'chav hunt' - hunting pinks on horseback, their prey in Burberry caps". Daily Mail. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "School condemns 'chav-hunt' spoof". BBC. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Pride and Privilege". BBC. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- Tozer, Malcolm, ed. (2012). Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools. John Catt Educational Ltd. p. 291. ISBN 9781908095442.
- "Eagles land Coll deal". Perthshire Advertiser. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Borgen’s Alastair Mackenzie on his TV comeback". The Scotsman. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Personal Information: Richard Simpson". Scottish Parliament website. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
- The Glenalmond Register 1950–1985 and Supplement 1900–1949, published by Hunter & Foulis Ltd. 1986
- School Website
- Profile on the Good Schools Guide
- Profile on the ISC website
- Glenalmond College's page on Scottish Schools Online
- The Old Glenalmond Club
- Pride and Privilege documentary director's film page