Willersley House is Scarborough College’s girls boarding house. It is home to 33 girls during term time and it is described as a real family home. The original house was built in 1887 and still boasts many of its original features. Willersley House has rooms of different shapes and sizes that give it a quirky, homely feel.
Willersley House consists of three layers. Downstairs features a warm and comfortable lounge, a kitchen and a drawing room. The younger girls often use the drawing room for studying. There is also a library, several games, arts and crafts supplies and a piano.
The bedrooms are divided over the three floors and they are a mixture of singles, doubles and triples. For the younger girls, there is also one large room with two bunk beds. All rooms have a desk, a wardrobe and a lockable cupboard for every girl.
Throughout the week, the Housemistress and Assistant Housemistress supervise the house. During the week, a team of Academic Visiting Tutors, who teach at the College, assist them. The Academic Tutors help with Prep but are also there for games, activities and pastoral care during weekday evenings.
Mrs Jolene Weeda is the resident Housemistress of Willersley House. She lives in Willersley together with Mr Weeda, Maartje and Ridley. Mrs Weeda is the School Librarian and Mr Weeda is the Director of Marketing and Admissions. Maartje goes to the Scarborough College Prep School while Ridley is the Willersley House dog.
Mrs Weeda’s assistant is Ms Emily Cashell who also lives in Willersley. As of September 2022, Ms Emily Brightling will be the Assistant Housemistress of Willersley House.