Goodacre's House

Goodacre's Girls' House

Goodacre’s House, our new girls' house is in the very heart of the school.  This is the first in-quad girls’ house, giving girls the same choice of in-quad or out-of-quad house as the boys. 

Goodacre's is run by Mrs Andrea Goodall, who joined Glenalmond in September 2016 as Cairnies Housemistress for this transition year, and moved to Goodacre’s when it opened as a girls’ house in September 2017. Importantly, this development has enabled us to increase the number of girls at Glenalmond, to move closer to an equal number of boys and girls.  Limitations on boarding space have caused girl pupil numbers to be capped in recent years and the creation of this third full girls’ house will allow the number of girls to grow as demand continues to increase.

All three girls’ houses (Goodacre’s, Home and Lothian) are fully vertical, with girls from Second Form through to Upper Sixth. New girls joining Glenalmond will have the choice of Goodacre’s, Home and Lothian houses, and we hope that some will choose to be flag-bearers for this exciting development in Glenalmond’s history!

More information about all three of our girls' houses - Goodacre's, Home and Lothian - can be found in our Girls' Houses leaflet.

Read our first Goodacre's Girls newsletter, detailing the first few weeks of the Michaelmas Term 2017

Housemistress – Mrs Andrea Goodall

Andrea Goodall - large photo

Mrs Andrea Goodall is the Housemistress of Goodacre's and is supported by her husband Andrew. They have 2 sons, James and William, who are both pupils themselves at Glenalmond.

Andrea trained as a Registered General Nurse in the Army Medical Services and subsequently served in the UK and overseas. After 13 years in the army, she moved to the NHS, trained as a Paediatric Nurse and completed a first degree in Health Studies. Andrea then worked at Bangor University as a Lecturer Practitioner in Child Health before relocating to Kelly College in Tavistock, where she worked as the School Nurse and taught PSHE. She then moved to Stonyhurst College in Lancashire to take up her first post as a Housemistress.

Having worked in a number of boarding schools, Andrea feels very privileged to be a Housemistress and to be able to support, nurture, encourage and guide the pupils in her care. She has recently studied for a Master’s Degree in Education and works as a tutor for the Boarding Schools Association. 

When not at school, Andrea and her family enjoy ski-ing, walking and paddling about on lakes and rivers. 


The Goodacre's Team

House Matron: Carolyn Lindsay

Second Form Tutor: Carolyn Bircher

Third Form Tutor: Rebecca Masson 

Fourth Form Tutor: Jackie MacDonald

Fifth Form Tutor:  Carolyn Bircher

Lower Sixth Form Tutor: Theresa Hughes

Upper Sixth Form Tutor and Assistant Housemistress: Victoria Dryden


House Mistress's contact email:

House Mistress's Study number: 01738 842021

Matron's number: 01738 842109