St Louis - Senior boys

A traditional chalet nestled in the centre of the village, St Louis is one of Aiglon's most recently established houses.

We aim to run as a democracy and to help prepare the boys for moving through the examination years successfully and on to adult life and independence. We are keen that the boys feel comfortable here and that it become a second home!

Martin and Sue Goff,
St Louis Houseparents

St Louis is a friendly, recently established house and home for about 20 boys in 5th and 6th Form. We acknowledge that all the boys are in examination years and therefore work to encourage and support them in their academic life as well as the broader range of activities available at Aiglon. All the boys play an integral part in ensuring the wellbeing of the House and their regular inputs for future improvements are always appreciated.

Boys share double rooms, many of which are en suite, and most Upper Six have single study bedrooms. There is a welcoming common room, a dining room with stunning views over the mountains and an excellently equipped kitchen which boys can – and do – use in their free time. Outside there is table football, table tennis and even a (small) hot tub!

St Louis Houseparents

Martin Goff

Martin Goff

St Louis Houseparent, English teacher

BA Hons Durham University (PGCE Cambridge)

Mr Martin Goff says the highlight of his year is results day. “I like seeing people enjoy my subject and make progress,” he says. Indeed, Mr Goff is no stranger to making progress himself. He has just taken up wakeboarding and is a keen cricketer.

Sue Goff

Sue Goff

St Louis Houseparent

Mrs Goff has worked in schools for many years in a variety of roles and thoroughly enjoys her new position as House parent to the St Louis boys. In her spare time she enjoys travelling with Mr Goff and spending time with the family – three daughters and five grandchildren – as well as returning to the UK where she still works part time as an Inspector of Independent Schools.

Simon Hayden

Simon Hayden

Head of Physical Education, Deputy Houseparent

BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS, University of Brighton

The lyrics to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston sum up Mr Hayden’s motivations for teaching. “I became a teacher because I believe that children are our future and we should teach them well and let them lead the way,” he says. As the song says, “we need to show them all the beauty they possess inside and give them a sense of pride to make it easier.”