Gle­nal­mond Col­lege

The Oban Times - - Feature -

2017 sees the start of an ex­cit­ing new phase of de­vel­op­ment for Gle­nal­mond Col­lege. Two new board­ing houses will open in Septem­ber, im­prov­ing the pro­vi­sion for ju­nior pupils and cre­at­ing new places for girls within a new girls’ house. Cairnies, Gle­nal­mond’s new ju­nior house, will pro­vide board­ing and day boys aged 12 to 14 with a level of pas­toral sup­port specif­i­cally suited to younger pupils. Close to the out­door class­room, the woods, Gle­nal­mond’s golf course and with its own play­ing fields, Cairnies will pro­vide an ex­cel­lent base for ju­nior year groups. The new girls’ house, Goodacre’s, also opens in Septem­ber 2017, and will be home to girls aged 12 to 18. This house is in the very heart of the school and will en­able Gle­nal­mond to ex­pand its girls’ board­ing and day pro­vi­sion to meet in­creas­ing de­mand. The open­ing of th­ese new houses is matched by de­vel­op­ments in the aca­demic side of the school, cen­tred on the Gle­nal­mond Learn­ing Project, which con­tin­ues to raise aca­demic at­tain­ment, am­bi­tion and ex­cel­lence across the school. New cur­ricu­lum de­vel­op­ments have in­cluded the in­tro­duc­tion of Man­darin along­side GCSE and A Level com­puter science, and the timetable has changed to in­crease the time de­voted to teach­ing and aca­demic study. Gle­nal­mond Col­lege’s war­den ( head teacher), Elaine Lo­gan, said: ‘ To­gether, th­ese de­vel­op­ments mark an im­por­tant new stage in the life of Gle­nal­mond Col­lege, and herald a pe­riod of growth for the school.’

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