Perth Grammar

Perth Grammar School



Celebrating Success - PE

Pupil success in the Perth and Kinross Swimming Gala

Gold in the S3/4 Boys 50m Freestyle Jay Doherty

Silver in the S3/4 Girls Breaststroke and freestyle Haylie Todd

Bronze in the S5/6  50m Freestyle Bethany Downham

Gold in the S5/6 50m Freestyle Ryan Cummins

Silver in the S5/6 Girls 4x50m Freestyle relay: Lauryn McLaughlan, Bethany Downham, Ailsa Gourlay & Rachel Davis


As very successful sports afternoon was held on Friday 2nd June.  Winners are list below.

S1 Boys: Zack Smith        1LD2                                     S1 Girls:    Lisa Low           1EN1

              Liam Finnie       1AD3                                                     Katie Duthie      1EN1

              Reece Simpson  1LD1                                                      Sky Steele         1EN1

S2 Boys: Liam Strong       2EN2                                      S2 Girls:   Beth Laing        2EN3 

              Tommy Dow      2AD1                                                      Katie Pasteur    2LD2

               Liam McLuskie  2EN1                                                      Taryn Cummins 2EN3

S3 Boys:  Jack Muirhead  3AD1                                       S3 Girls:  Haylie Todd      3LD3

                Kian Hardy      3LD2                                                      Keira Aitchison  3AD1

                Ben Shepherd  3AD1                                                     Jodie McKenzie  3LD3

                    The House Trophy was won by Lomond with a total of 398 points.




The inaugural ‘School of Basketball Championships’ took place at the National Performance Centre in Edinburgh recently. This was a competition for all school’s that run 'Schools’ of Basketball'. The S1 tournament was on the 29th April with the PGS S1 girls winning the tournament. The S1 boys won 1 out of 3 games. They lost their first game by 3pts and second game by 1pt so were very unfortunate. The S1 girls (pictured left) are now Scottish School’s Champions and Scottish School’s School of Basketball Champions. The S2 tournament was on the 4th May with both S2 Girls and Boys winning the tournament. This means that PGS won 3 out of 4 of the trophies available. This is a fantastic achievement for the young people involved and a great reward for all the effort they have put in through the School of Basketball. They were great ambassadors for the school at both these events. The trophies were handed out by Kieron Achara who is the Captain of the GB men’s basketball team and he played in the Olympics in London in 2012. He was very impressed with our young people and how hard they worked. Click here to see more photos.


Perth Schools Senior Boys hockey team (a combination of PGS, PHS and PA players) won the Scottish Aspire Cup on Friday 17th March at the Glasgow Commonwealth Hockey Centre beating Beaconhurst 3-0. The score could have been much higher with the Perth team having all of the possession and pressure throughout the game (the Perth keeper didn’t have a single save to make). Ryan Cummins (pictured 2nd left) was named as Captain and dominated the game from the back with a superb performance. Angus Roberts (2nd right), Ewan Rawcliffe (left) and Scott Clark (right) were also selected for the squad. They represented the school exceptionally well throughout the competition and have developed into very skilful players (watch out staff in the staff v pupil match this year!) Click here to view a video of highlights and the photo gallery can be viewed here.


Well done to the S1 Girls' Basketball Team who are now Scottish Schools Champions! They played their hearts out on Tuesday 14th March and won the game 39-24.






The Cross Country team were a credit to the school on Tuesday 14th February 2017 when participating in the Perth and Kinross Schools Cross Country event at Scone Racecourse. They finished 2nd overall out of the 5 “Big Schools”. Special mention should go to Eilidh Davies (S1) and Beth Laing (S2) who both finished 2nd in their races. Well done to all participants.




Cross Country 31st January 2017 – All the races were very competitive this morning. Here are the top finishers for each race - click here to see pictures.

S1 Boys

1st Jon Malcom 1LD1

2nd Cameron Wilks 1AD2

3rd Ben Cunningham 1LD2

4th Dylan Stewart 1EN2

5th Euan Robertson 1EN2 

S1 Girls

1st Eilidh Davies 1LD2

2nd Emma Falconer 1LD2

3rd Mikaela Wilson 1LD2

4th Abbie Ferguson 1LD2

5th Brooke Murray 1AD3

S2 Boys

1st Shaun Holden 2EN1

2nd Liam Strong 2EN2

3rd Sean Mills 2LD1

4th Lewis Wilson 2EN1

5th Joseph Cameron 2EN2

S2 Girls

1st Beth Laing 2EN3

2nd Amy Simpson 2EN1

3rd Tamsin Fowler 2LD1

4th Libby Poynter 2AD1

5th Tayana Greshon 2EN3

S3 Boys

1st Jay Doherty 3EN2

2nd Kian Hardy 3LD2

3rd Jacques Bernier 3LD2

4th Ryan Thomson 3LD1

5th Rhys Millar 3LD1

 S4 Boys

1st Cameron Harvey 4LD1

Here are the medal results from the Swimming Gala on Thursday 29th September 2016

Lauren Mclaren S5/6 Girls Silver 50m Backstroke

Connor MacFarlane S5/6 Boys Gold 50m Backstroke

S5/6 Boys Freestyle Relay Bronze

Jay Doherty S3/4 Boys Bronze 50m breaststroke & Gold in the 50m Freestyle

Haylie Todd S3/4 Girls Gold 50m Freestyle


The first year pupils completed their 5KM Sponsor Run on Tuesday 27th September 2016. The medallists were:


1st Place – Lewis Doig (Earn) 22 minutes 58 seconds

2nd Place – Ben Cunningham (Lomond)

3rd Place – Sean Martin (Almond)


1st Place – Mikaela Wilson (Lomond) 28 minutes 4 seconds

2nd Place – Shannon Stark (Earn)

3rd Place – Taylor Webster (Almond) and Eilidh Davies (Lomond) 

Some pupils treated the race as a competition and others as a fun run. The pupils so far have raised an amazing £500 which will be split between The British Heart Foundation and School Funds.


Scottish Schools Indoor Athletics - 3rd & 4th February 2016

Ben Wightman 3LD2  is pictured here on the podium with a Bronze medal for 60m Hurdles and a new PB of 8.76 seconds.  He also won a Silver medal for Shot Put with a new PB (previously 13m76cm) of 14metres and 52cm. Click here for more pictures of this event which was also attended by Erin Stevenson 5AD2,    Emma Rutherford 3LD1 and Taylor Ward 5EN1.





Results from the Perth Grammar Cross Country Championship which took place on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 are as follows:

S1 Boys:1st Shaun Holden 1EN1, 2nd Liam Strong 1EN2, 3Rd Lewis Wilson 1EN1, 4th Kyle Lamb 1EN3,          5th Joseph Cameron 1EN2

S1 Girls: 1st Beth Laing 1EN3, 2nd Katie Pasteur 1LD2, 3Rd Tamsin Fowler 1LD1, 4th Ishbel Dow 1LD2,       5th Taryn Cummings 1EN3

S2 Boys: 1st Jay Doherty 2EN2, 2nd Jamie Patterson 2EN2, 3Rd Ben Shepard 2AD1, 4th Kian Hardy 2LD2,    5th Alex Rosewell 2AD1

S2 Girls: 1st Haylie Todd 2LD3; 2nd Kiera Aitchison 2AD1; 3Rd Molly Thomson 2AD2;                                 4th Catrina Roberts 2LD3, 5th Sioned Davies 2LD2

S3 Boys: 1st Ben Wightman 3LD2, 2nd Ross Louden 3LD2, 3Rd Dylan McCluskie 3EN2,                                4th Cameron Harvey 3LD1, 5th Jack Jardine 3EN1

S3 Girls: 1st Sophie McKinnon 3LD1

S4 Boys: 1st Rian Shillan 4EN3, 2nd Owen Feasby 4AD1

S4 Girls: 1st Hannah McIntosh 4AD1, 2nd Bethany Downham 4AD1

Click here to see some pictures.


Ben WightmanBen Wightman 3LD2 won a silver medal in shot put at Under 17 National athletics Championships at Emirates Arena on 30/1/16 with a PB of 12m14cm throw (5kg shot). He was also 1st in the indoor League athletics competition in under 17 Shot putt at the Emirates on 31/1/16.






The Scottish Schools International Pentathlon took place on Saturday 12th December 2015 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. The Under 16 Boys Team Scotland did brilliantly, and won Silver for the team and each got a silver medal. 3rd year pupil Ben Wightman (2nd from left) himself achieved 4 Personal Bests in Long Jump, Hurdles, 200m and Shot Putt and in the Pentathlon itself scored 2936 points for the team. He had a great day and was proud to represent Scotland and Perth Grammar School. More pictures can be viewed here.