Goodacre's house stands out as a place where life long friendships are made. Each boy can develop in a happy and supportive environment assisted by the Housemaster and an excellent tutorial team.
Ultimately busy boys are happy boys; and those that seek out challenges and are prepared to move outside their comfort zone are often the most successful adults in later life. Peter Golden, Housemaster
Goodacre's is situated in the historic heart of the school and is a happy and vibrant house. The boys learn to live in a caring and supportive community, respectful and tolerant towards each other. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated team of tutors and prefects, along with a wonderful matron, each play their part in ensuring that every boy is happy and making progress in all areas of their life.
Goodacre's house has undergone substantial refurbishment over that last few of years and the fabric is now much improved, with a small fitness room, a sports racking area, and a new Sixth Form “snug” being some of the more recent developments. A central prep room remains an integral characteristic of our approach to academic work: all new juniors work there during formal prep time and are supervised and supported by an evening tutor and senior prefect. As they get older and learn to work more independently they can undertake prep in their own rooms, but good habits need instilling first.
In sport and music the house continues to provide good numbers to school teams and bands. We also have talented individuals who are in national development squads in swimming, cricket and rugby. Whatever a boy's interests and needs, be it music, art, drama, sport, or indeed the nurturing of academic self-confidence, we help ensure they have the support networks in place to make their boarding experience a positive step towards adulthood.
Goodacres boarding house has a warm and caring ethos. The boys are decent, caring and purposeful and are encouraged and guided by an excellent staff team. This high calibre of advice and support ensures that the inquisitive and eager thirteen year old boy becomes the visionary, responsible and outward looking young man; eager to lead and to serve the global community. Current Parent
Peter Golden - Housemaster
My wife Linda and I joined Glenalmond in 2010 and were very excited to be part of the Glenalmond community. Goodacre's is a well respected house, at the forefront of all aspects of daily life. We are continually aware of the privilage and responsibilty of running a busy boarding house and the rewards it brings in terms of seeing the boys develop both personally and academically. As well as being a housemaster I teach business studies and two years ago took on the management of the golf at the College. As part of continued interest in Economics I am a senior examiner for IB economics, and an IB scrutineer for economics exam papers. I tutor PGCE students in Economics and Business Studies for the University of Buckingham and have co-written an IB business management textbook. Previously I had worked for ten years at Felsted School a large English boarding school, as Head of Economics, second deputy and coached cricket, hockey, golf and ran the DofE. Pre-teaching I spent many years in corporate finance in London. In my holidays I enjoy walking with our dog Wendy, reading, golf and spending time with family and friends.
House Matron: Mrs Yvonne Deuchar
Fourth Form Tutor: Mr Richard Myers (Geography)
Fifth Form Tutor: Mr Jeremy Gardner (Head of EAL)
Upper Sixth Form Tutor: Mr Brian Elrick (Piping Instructor)
Housemaster's contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housemaster's Study number: 01738 842021
Housemaster's home number: 01738 842020
Matron's number: 01738 842109