Tudor is named after the historical period of 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, 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.
‘Home from Home’, Tudor House is a place to find happiness, laughter, warmth and a smile, where we strive to be the best versions of ourselves, always aiming high whilst exhibiting tolerance, respect, compassion and integrity. A Tudor girl has immense pride, is in tune with her strengths and weaknesses and aspires to achieve and exceed, all the while exuding and promoting a dignified yet fearless nature.
We lift each other up when we fall, embrace our imperfections, celebrate our achievements, share in our sorrows and delight in our courage.
Tudor has, at its heart, kindness, care and compassion for all. Uniqueness is embraced and celebrated in the 18 or so nationalities that are represented in the House.
Tudor House is a boarding and day girls’ House from 3rd Form to Sixth Form, ages 13 to 18. Tudor House is paired with the Edward boys’ House.
Mrs Lyttle is Housemistress of Tudor. “Tudor has a vibrant, energetic and caring environment and it is a privilege to embark on the role of Housemistress in my third House here at King Edward’s. After a career that started treading the boards, singing and dancing including Radio City Music Hall on Broadway and the Pantages Theatre in L.A, amongst others, with Riverdance – The Show and Lord of the Dance as a singer and lead soloist – I began my journey at King Edward’s in 2007 teaching English, LAMDA and Dance. I live in Tudor House with my husband, who has a background in opera and performance, and our daughter Aria who attends our partner Prep School and nursery, Barrow Hills. Tudor House is a wonderful place to reside. King Edward’s Witley is truly a unique microcosm of the world. A warm welcome awaits you!”
Mrs Lyttle is supported by Miss Hughes, Assistant Housemistress, who is embarking on her second year with Tudor House. Miss Hughes teaches Chemistry at King Edward’s and is involved in after school sporting activities, with netball being her favourite.
Mrs Cullen is resident Matron and hails from Reading, Berkshire. She has a wealth of experience as Matron to King Edward’s girls’ boarding Houses. Mrs Cullen is a key figure in the House ensuring the smooth running of general housekeeping needs and is very much a part of the House community.
Housemistress: Mrs Lyttle
Assistant Housemistress: Miss Hughes
Matron: Mrs Cullen
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