In Home we aim to nurture the qualities of mutual respect, independence and endeavour. Above all, Home house is a real home away from home fostering a sense of fun and joie de vivre that makes life at Glenalmond such a positive and life enhancing experience.
The warmth and support engendered is almost tangible, and is central to the girls' happiness. Kate Butler, Housemistress
Home House was opened in 1998 after it was clear that the demand for girls’ places was increasing. Since then it has grown into a thriving and bustling house of 60 girls from the Second to the Sixth Form. It is important for each girl to know she is a vital part of the community that is Home house and to feel that she can contribute to House life, make her mark, hold responsibility and make lifelong friends. We encourage a strong sense of family among everyone who lives and works here and there is a true sense of friendship among the girls which is supported and encouraged by a wonderful house staff team who care tremendously for each and every one of the girls. House families play an important part of life in Home; these are arranged vertically from Second Form to Upper Sixth and ensure that the older girls look out for the younger ones, and real friendships are made, regardless of age. Our team of Housemistress, Assistant Housemistress, Matron and tutors provide a spider web of support to look after, protect and nurture the girls under our care both academically and pastorally.
More information about all of our girls' houses - Home, Goodacre's and Lothian - can be found in our Girls' Houses leaflet.
I have a Scottish boarding school background as I started boarding at the age of 10. I love the full boarding ethos we have here and ensure that the girls embrace everything that the seven-days-a-week programme offers them. I have been Head of History of Art at Glenalmond since 2012 and I also coach hockey and lacrosse. On graduating from Edinburgh University I taught Art and History of Art but then left the teaching profession in search of the bright city lights, working in PR and Marketing and running my own business. I then felt the call back to teaching, which I believe is entirely vocational, and I have not looked back since.
I love my job and I consider it a real honour and privilege to be a Housemistress. The girls that my family and I share our lives with are a constant source of inspiration and fun. My husband and three children (one is at Glenalmond and the other two are at a local prep school) are fully involved in Home House and Glenalmond life; our door is always open, our flat is usually full of girls and I would not have it any other way!
Assistant Housemistress & Second & Third Form Academic Tutor:Miss Rebecca Figgitt (Head of Academic PE)
Fourth Form Academic Tutors: Mrs Charlotte Thomson (Chemistry) , Mrs Mairi Leggatt (Music)
Fifth Form Academic Tutor: Mr Gareth O'Neill (Maths)
Lower Sixth Academic Tutor: Mr Tom Mason (Head of Geography)
Upper Sixth Academic Tutor: Dr Caroline Murie (Head of MFL)
Matron: Davina Gallacher
House Mistress's email address: email@example.com
House Mistress's Study number: 01738 842024
Tutor's Study number: 01738 842131
Matron's number: 01738 842082