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Ridley CrestRidley House is named after the School’s Founder, Nicholas Ridley. 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, 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 that continues to contribute to the Bridewell Foundation.

Ridley House is a day boys House from 3rd Form to Sixth Form, ages 13 to 18.

Ancient paintingRidley is the host of the School’s Tea Club. Initiated by a past Ridley Head boy several years ago, The Tea Club has been a fixture in Ridley House on Tuesday afternoons for several years. The idea of the Tea Club was to introduce more people to the wonderful world of tea drinking and provide a place for pupils to unwind.  It has been shaped by the people who are present.  The Tea Club goes out of its way to find new teas such as ‘Tibetan butter tea’, Bubble tea’, and most recently ‘Cheese tea’. Jacob, the founder said, “I cannot say that I would ever have some of these teas again but I am certainly glad I tried them. The ‘Chai tea’ which we tried in the first term of the Tea Club’s existence is served every year in the last gathering before Christmas. While drinking our tea the chat can range from deep, serious discussions, social and environmental issues through to a variety of lighter topics and much laughter.”

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 boys living in Ridley. “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.”

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Ridley’s House’s Pastoral Team

Housemistress:  Miss Condy

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