The aims of Lothian are easy to summarise:. “Be Kind. Work Hard. Have Fun”. I want every girl in the House to feel looked after, supported and utterly clear in the knowledge that there is no unfixable mistake and nothing not worth trying. Helping young women to discover who they are and where their true passions and abilities lie is at the core of everything we do.
Lothian House is the real thing – a warm and vibrant community of young women following their passions, developing their talents and enjoying each other and life to the full. I feel very proud to be able to look after such a kind and motivated group of girls.
Lothian is a busy house with 55 girls ranging in age from 12 – 18. In addition to the events in the School Calendar, we enjoy each other's company and ice-cream nights, pizza and movies and Pancake Time are all regular features in our social calendar! In addition, Sunday afternoons are a perfect time to relax, catch-up and do some craft activities. The girls are tremendously active, and put huge effort into everything they do. There is a real atmosphere of encouragement in the House, and that is very much driven by the girls themselves in the way that they applaud achievement and effort, and offer consolation to each other when times are tough. Excellent and dedicated Prefects work incredibly hard to set a positive tone, and they are an immense source of help to the staff, as well as another source of support for the girls.
More information on all of our girls' houses - Lothian, Goodacre's and Home - can be found in our Girls' Houses leaflet.
Growing up abroad and coming back to Britain to board at thirteen has gifted me with a solid insight into the demands and joys of life in a busy full boarding school. I went onto study History and Politics at University, and have been working in boarding schools as a teacher and member of staff in houses ever since. I am now in my sixth year as a Housemistress, and am so pleased to have joined Glenalmond College in January 2016, where the values taught and opportunities available combine to offer such a fantastic and enriching environment for the children and teachers alike. I am delighted to live alongside dedicated colleagues and pupils, who work together to make life at Coll a truly ‘collegiate’ experience.
I run debating at Glenalmond, and I love to support the girls on the side-lines as they represent the school. I love to cook and bake, and do all sorts of different crafts, and am always keen to teach people to knit! I am also passionately full of House Spirit, and encourage the girls to throw themselves into everything we have going on. My two dogs, Hector and Clover love the girls and are always keen to be taken for walks and fed unsuitable things. I would urge you to come and see this special place for yourselves.
Matron: Karen Ferguson
Resident Assistant Housemistress: Miss Gemma Douglas
Mrs Kate Dove
Miss Gemma Grainger
Mrs Sylvia Smith
Miss Carolyn Bircher
Mrs Sasha Baldwin
House Mistress's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Mistress's Study number: 01738 842027
Tutor's Study number: 01738 842116
Matron's number: 01738 842081
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