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.
Situated in the Main Quad, Goodacre’s House is perfectly positioned at the very heart of the school. It is a vibrant and happy house with a warm, friendly, family atmosphere. The girls are supported and encouraged to give their best in all that they do, nurtured and guided when things go wrong and given the perfect environment to grow into kind, confident, happy young adults. Being a Goodacre’s girl means being part of a very special family, where friendships are formed that will last a lifetime.
As a vertical boarding house, Goodacre’s accommodates both senior and junior pupils. As a result, the girls learn important life skills, older pupils caring for younger ones, acting as role models and taking on positions of leadership whilst younger pupils quickly become independent, adaptable and an integral part of the House.
The House is set over three floors with the common rooms situated on the ground floor. Our wonderful homely kitchen is at the heart of the house and leads through to the bright, comfortable lounge. Our multi-purpose study / library /music area houses a huge range of books, a piano and three chrome books.
Goodacre’s was completely refurbished in 2017 and at that time the bedrooms were up-graded to a very high standard. Each room has a sink with a fitted vanity unit and a beautiful view of either Front Quad or the magnificent front slopes. Every bed space has its own desk with lamp, power points and USB charging point. Each floor has at least one bath, several showers and toilets.
On the second floor, there is a mix of accommodation with singles, twins, triples and dormitories with four beds for the youngest girls. The rooms are bright and airy, freshly painted a pale green and yellow to compliment Goodacre’s House colours. On the first floor, there are seven single rooms, and a number of twin rooms, all with study facilities.
Mrs Andrea Goodall is the Housemistress of Goodacre’s and is supported by her husband Andrew. They have 2 sons, James, who is studying at University and William, who is a pupil at Glenalmond. Andrea originally 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. She then worked at Bangor University as a Lecturer Practitioner in Child Health before becoming a Housemistress and teacher of PSHE.
Having worked in a number of boarding schools, Andrea feels very privileged to be the first Housemistress of Goodacre’s. She strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to learn and to grow, to aspire and to succeed in a safe, nurturing and homely environment and that life in the boarding house is an integral part of a child’s education. Along with her excellent House team, Mrs Goodall is on hand to support the girls both academically and pastorally and to ensure that their experience is a positive, fulfilling and happy one.
House Matron: Yvonee Deuchar
Third Form Tutor: Carolyn Bircher
Fourth Form Tutor: Keir Downey
Fifth Form Tutor: Jackie MacDonald / Rebecca Figgitt
Lower Sixth Form Tutor: Lauren Tosh
Upper Sixth Form Tutor and Assistant Housemistress: Victoria Dryden
House Mistress's contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Mistress's Study number: 01738 842021
Matron's number: 01738 842109