Opened in 1994, Macmillan is named after Old Sexeian Douglas Macmillan, who also founded Macmillan Cancer Care. Our boarding girls and boys are supervised by Housemaster Mr Golden and temporary Houseparents Miss Victoria O’Donnell and Mr Robin Bray. They are ably assisted by Ms Scannell, Mr Deaney and Matron Mrs Hole. You can follow Macmillan’s news on Twitter @Macmillan_House.
Meet the Houseparents
Housemaster: Mr Danny Golden
Mr Golden is also Pastoral Support Assistant in the school and has a great rapport with the students who come to him with their problems both in school and in the boarding house. A keen sportsman and traveller to far-flung places, he can also be found on the slopes, taking part in the colour runs, knocking a ball about or organising a boarding trampolining trip to Bristol’s Airhop – generally, he enjoys the trips even more than the students!
Matron: Mrs Lisa Hole
The first port of call for the Macmillan students’ every day living concerns, Mrs Hole keeps the house running smoothly and in ship-shape order.
Assistant Housemaster: Mr Edward Deaney
Assistant Housemistress: Ms Sarah Scannell
Ms Scannell is the Assistant Houseparent and also teaches Trinity Guildhall drama lessons in the school.
She has a great deal of experience working in the boarding environment, having been in charge of boarding at her last school. She has also worked as Head of Pastoral Care and Safeguarding. Mrs Scannell went to Drama School in London, but after deciding she wasn’t cut out for inconsistent nature of an actor’s life, trained as a teacher. She taught at Mountview Theatre School, before relocating down to the South West, where she has lived and worked ever since.
She has three children, only one of whom has followed her into the theatrical world, much against her will! She loves reading, rugby and cricket, but her main personal priority, apart from her children, is her rescue dog, Dixie who is her constant companion.
Macmillan House Tutors: Mrs Linda Errington, Miss Laura Merrifield
View our video of a day in the life of a Macmillan Sixth Form boarder, Josiah, in a film made by himself