Feb 2020 Prom

Elizabeth House

Elizabeth House came into being in 1955 and is named in honour of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who succeeded Queen Mary as President of Bridewell Royal Hospital. The Queen Mother was President from 1953 to 2002 during which time she made four visits to the School (1958, 1965, 1976 and 1994). One of these visits was on 2 November 1976 to open the new boarding Houses, built to accommodate the growing boarding population.

Elizabeth House is a boarding and day girls’ House from 3rd Form to Sixth Form, ages 13 to 18 and is paired with Wakefield boy’s House.

Housemistress Miss Condy

Miss Condy joined King Edward’s in 2016 as Religious Studies & Philosophy teacher and extended her responsibilities to Housemistress in September 2017.   Originally from Dungannon in Northern Ireland Miss Condy has lived and worked in several countries, a great benefit with the international, cultural and religious mix of girls living in Elizabeth. “My boarding philosophy is to create a ‘home away from home’ where mutual respect and communication is key. First and foremost, my priority is the safety of every young person in my care.  The House thrives on enthusiasm and always trying our best. Elizabeth House has been awarded the ‘Fair Play’ prize every year since its founding. We do not apologise for high standards with a ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude”.

Elizabeth House’s Pastoral Team

Housemistress: Miss Condy
Assistant Housemistress: Miss Hodges
Matron: Miss Zdravkova

In my first year everyone was so welcoming, everyone was so kind and I made some really quick friends. It’s just the ambience of… you do your prep, you go downstairs and it’s like having another family. It’s honestly been an eye-opening experience for me because I’ve never had to live with people my own age before. So you learn the rules and the routine and everything like that and it’s been amazing. Just like a familial community.

Ellen, Sixth Form Pupil
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