Every house believes that they have the best House and Moreau girls are no exception. Moreau is a warm, supportive and homely house with a real family feel that ensures that we are a reassuring constant and a big part of the daily lives of our girls, whether they board with us or go home in the evenings. Our aim is to provide a caring environment for study and relaxation in which our girls can feel secure and happy. We like to encourage each girl to fulfil her potential in whatever field and to impart, through example and education, a set of standards and values that will stand the test of time. We hope that through this, pupils will learn to respect themselves and those with whom they live. These standards filter down from the top and as well as a staff team associated with the house we have prefects each year that help to put this across.
Meet the Housemistress: Helen Myers-Allen
I joined the Framlingham Staff as a teacher of ICT back in 1995, having worked in industry as a Software Engineer specialising in Farming Software. My biology-based degree enabled me to also work in the Science department and these days that is my sole subject area. In 2002 I began my first stint as Housemistress in Moreau and after 7 years moved campus to Brandeston Hall when my husband took up the post of Headmaster of the Prep School. After eight years at the Prep School I was fortunate enough to be offered Moreau House once again.
History of Moreau
Moreau House was built in 1959 as a boarding House for 40 Junior Boys during their first year at the College, before being allocated to the main four Houses above. It was extended in 1974 to become comparable in size to the other Senior Boys’ Houses through a sometimes painful process of enforced transfer. In 1990 Moreau became a Girls’ boarding House.
The bronze bust of Emile Moreau by E. Whitney Smith in the Dining Hall was commissioned by the S.O.F and unveiled in 1936. It stands as a fitting tribute to his unstinting service and generosity to his old school (O.F., 1871-1873). Emile Moreau came to the College aged 15 as a Pembroke Scholar and played for the 1st Cricket XI in 1872. After leaving he made his money as a merchant in India (principally in rubber and oil), but before doing so he found time to become Rudyard Kipling’s first publisher in 1889 – “Soldiers Three” was the first of seven books he had published through A.H. Wheeler & Co.’s Indian Library priced at the princely sum of a single Rupee. He served with distinction in Munitions and then Propaganda Distribution in India during the Great War and he was awarded a C.B.E in 1919. In 1919 he became President of the S.O.F and from 1920 he served as a College Trustee and Governor until his death in 1937, aged 80.