Macnamara’s House

Welcome to Macnamara’s House, affectionately known as Mac’s. The Mac’s girls are warm and friendly and are encouraged to take advantage of the amazing opportunities on offer at Teddies. The girls have a strong affiliation to the House and its community, and so develop lifelong friendships.


he girls in Mac’s are encouraged to develop their self-reliance and to be motivated to become the best possible version of themselves.  With this confidence and determination, it is hoped, the girls will become confident and successful young adults.

The home from home, supportive nature of the House enables each girl to develop an attitude to ‘have a go’, regardless of the outcome.   We have high expectations of our girls but, perhaps more importantly, they have high expectations of themselves: in how they behave and the efforts they make both in and out of the classroom, whether it be in the Theatre, in the Art and Design Department, the Dance Studio, the Music School or indeed on the Sports field, Mac’s girls are true all-rounders!

This is a home to nearly sixty teenage girls, three live-in House staff and an excellent team of visiting House tutors so there is always an adult around to provide wisdom, sympathy or a hot chocolate. We all work very hard to make it the best we can.

In addition, creating and maintaining strong partnerships with parents is fundamental to ensuring our girls’ happiness and subsequent success. We want to see your daughter develop into a happy, capable, caring and self-confident young adult who is prepared and ready for the next stage in her life.

A word from Head of House, Kitty Howard

  • What’s your favourite activity as a House?

Mac’s Ball, a charity event we hold each year. It’s an opportunity for the girls, staff and parents to have fun while raising money for the school charity!

  • What is the best thing about your HM?

She puts such an emphasis on positivity and trust, which creates a supportive and friendly atmosphere in House. She is keen to involve the girls in the day-to-day running of the House.

  • What is the best treat or baked item that your Matron makes for you?

Rocky road!

  • What’s the most popular in House activity?

House breakfasts, Friday night yoga and end of term parties (these always involve a game of sardines!)

  • What do you do in House with the other year groups?

We have House families which include one or two people from each year group. We plays games and do activities within our ‘family’. Each Shell is paired up with a Lower Sixth as their ‘Big Mac’ who acts as a mentor and who is available to help with anything they need.


Housemistress: Kate Newson
Tutors: Beth Watts (Assistant Housemistress)
Andrew Rush (Resident Tutor)
Lisa Elkins
Nicola Hunter
Christopher Irvine
Monica Islam
Heather Murphy
Chloe Quentin
House Matron: Helen Barstow
Head of House: Pim Kanthamanon
Deputy: Macy Jilla
School Prefect: Caris Baker
Eva Livingstone
Contact: Housemistress 01865 319255 or 07715 990536
Matron 01865 319340 or 07595 565685
Assistant HM 01865 319311

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