Tudor House Motto
Young women preparing to take their place in the world
Tudor is named after the historical period our Founders Bishop Nicholas Ridley and King Edward VI. Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, knew that education can transform lives and that today’s children are tomorrow’s future. In 1553 Ridley persuaded the boy King, King Edward VI, to hand over Bridewell Palace to house, care and educate the under-privileged and destitute. This vision lives on today in our full bursary offer, supported by our strong links with the City of London Corporation contributes to the Bridewell Foundation. The Foundation supports children, who, through no fault of their own, cannot thrive educationally in their home environment; it enables that child to grow up and learn in a wonderful school and in an environment of care, challenge and opportunity, one set up so that they can go on to achieve everything in life which they are capable of. The embracing of less privileged children into King Edward’s makes for a much more balanced socio-economic pupil body, which benefits all which live, learn and work at the School.
The girls in Tudor are hard-working, challenging thinkers and enormous fun. There is something for everyone to contribute; the walls are full of the girls’ artwork, House Sport brings out everyone’s competitive side and our Buddy system, ensures there is a listening ear for everyone. Our aim is ensure you are happy and secure so that you can take full opportunity of all the School and Tudor House life has to offer. We aim to work hard, treat others with respect and kindness.
Tudor House is a boarding and day girls’ House from Year 9 / 3rd Form to Sixth Form, ages 13 to 18. Tudor House is paired with the Edward boy’s House.
Mrs Lyttle joined King Edward’s in 2007, when she taught English, LAMDA and dance. Mrs Lyttle starts as Housemistress this September 2019 but will know all the girls from teaching. Today Mrs Lyttle teaches English as well as being Housemistress for Tudor House girls. She is joined by Miss Hughes, Assistant Housemistress.
Mrs Cullen, Matron, is a key figure in the House ensuring the smooth running of general housekeeping needs, and a much a part of the House community.