End of an Era for Erskine House

Posted on 27th Jun 2019 in The Mary Erskine School, Facilities

From August 2019, our boarding pupils will all be based together in Dean Park House where they will continue to receive excellent pastoral and academic support from experienced and committed members of the boarding team. 

After careful consideration of different options and in order to continue to provide a well-resourced and family-centred boarding experience, the decision was made to move all of our boarders under one roof.  

Our girls and boys will benefit from the fabulous recreational areas in Dean Park House, which will include two common rooms, two study rooms, dining facilities and extensive social space. They will have secure, segregated study bedrooms with separate floors for boys and girls. This arrangement will create better opportunities for social interaction, strong academic support and a consistent and supportive ethos for all our boarders.

Erskine House was officially opened on 25 September 1981, and hundreds of girls have made it their home during their time at The Mary Erskine School. Housemistress of Erskine House, Mrs Anderson, worked with our boarding girls for over 19 years and said "it has been a real privilege to have been part of all of our boarding girls' lives, and to play a unique role in the lives of their families as well."

We all look forward to the next exciting chapter in boarding at ESMS.

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