Over the past ten years, the school has invested over £13 million from school income in improving the facilities at Tudor Hall. This investment has included the provision of a purpose-built dining hall and kitchen facility, extending and refurbishing the sixth form houses, covering the swimming pool, new and increased staff accommodation, refurbishing the science laboratories, refurbishment of the IVs house, new car parking facilities and, most recently, the successful redevelopment of the old squash courts into a drama studio.
The Drama Studio was Tudor Hall’s first serious foray into fundraising, and without the generosity and commitment of many parents and OTs, the project could not have gone ahead. Almost £800,000 was successfully raised to facilitate the redevelopment and the result is a state-of-the-art drama studio and teaching facility. In the words of Justine Stephens, Head of Drama, ‘Inspired girls are a product of inspired teaching. The drama studio has enabled us to transport the girls to other worlds and immerse themselves in the magic of theatre. There is now a creative buzz surrounding drama, and the studio has provided the school with a fantastic springboard to inspire a legacy of Tudor acting talent. Plus, it’s really a rather cool place to be!’
We are hugely grateful to all those who contributed to the project.
Despite this programme of works, we still have school buildings which fall below the standard needed to inspire both staff and pupils to push themselves to the highest levels. The next phase of development at Tudor is the construction of a Teaching Centre.
The New Teaching Centre will be at the heart of the school and will include:
- Eight light, modern classrooms for Maths and English
- Purpose-built studios for Textiles and Ceramics, including spaces for a kiln and glazing facilities
- A spacious, modern and professional kitchen for Home Economics
- A photography studio
Tudor Hall is a well-managed and carefully financed school, but it does not have an endowment. All development and refurbishment is funded from fee income and philanthropic support. We are ambitious for the girls and want them to have the facilities they need and deserve. We are asking you to join us in realising this ambition, helping to ensure Tudor Hall’s continuity as a model of all that is best about an independent, girls’ boarding school education.
Due to plan revisions and increases in material costs, the total cost of the building currently stands at £5.2 million. £2.1 million has been raised to date through philanthropic giving and we are seeking to raise a further £400,000 from the extended Tudor community. We have been hugely encouraged by the support of parents who have already donated to this project. We will be breaking ground in the Easter of 2018 and complete in time for the start of the Summer Term 2019. Please consider making a donation now. Every gift, whether large or small, takes us another step closer to achieving our goal.
If you would like to make a single or regular donation, please download and complete a Gift Form or for further information, please call Rachel Graves in the Development Office on 01295 756287 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.