Hopeman House, on the western edge of the estate, was named in honour of the delightful Hopeman fishing village that lies close by. I am very excited to be joining Hopeman and from August 2018 will be living in the bungalow attached to the House with my husband Michael, three children - Angus, Callum and Vera-Ellen - and Bailey our very happy dog.
The warm and friendly nature of Hopeman house was very appealing to me when I first visited. I enjoyed hearing about the many traditions such as shared brews and birthday celebrations involving yummy food and drinks. I look forward to supporting and encouraging the girls in all that they do, being there to offer an ear when challenges arise and celebrating their many successes alongside them.
Although I will be new to the house there will of course be the longstanding team of Hopeman House surrounding me. Matron, Mrs Hargreaves (affectionately referred to as ‘Mrs H’), is at the centre of life in the House, she is present in the House from 9am until 5.30pm every weekday and from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays. Hopeman's Assistant Housemistress, Miss Buchan, lives in a self-contained flat within the House, so at any time of the day or night there will continue to be one or more staff available for the girls. Each week-night one of the excellent team of tutors is also present in the House between 7pm and 10pm to meet with members of their tutor group and discuss their progress - both academic and extra-curricular - as well as just have a general chat about how things are going and I know the girls really value this personal time.
Hopeman is known for being a particularly friendly House. Over the years it has been home to many different nationalities and has a celebrated diversity that is enriching and mutually supportive. A warm welcome is central to any home and I look forward to welcoming new and old Hopeman girls in the new academic year.
Mrs Kelly Goldring - Housemistress