The IIIs (13+)
The IIIs boarding house is a fun and lively place to be and is the home of Year 9 at Tudor Hall. Many girls join Tudor Hall in the IIIs. Those who join us are allocated a keeper who is in the same year group and already at the school; new girls will share the same dormitory as their keepers in the first term to help them settle more quickly into school life.
Every September the IIIs go an on outdoor activity weekend in Somerset, with activities taking place on site and in neighbouring Devon. We stay in the picturesque Quantock Lodge where they are the sole occupants with access to all of the grounds. The aim of the weekend is to allow all the girls to take part in a range of exciting and challenging activities and to give the new girls the opportunity to make friends.
The pastoral care of the boarders in the IIIs is the responsibility of the Housemistress and her Deputy Housemistress. They work very closely with a team of Group Tutors to ensure that every girl in the year, both day and boarding, is offered the best possible care. The IIIs' environment strives to develop and deliver a homely feel and support to each and every girl within the house in all facets of their lives including both academic and extracurricular capacities.
The IIIs' house is one that encourages personal growth and awareness of self and others during a pivotal period in the girl’s lives. Our aim as House Staff is to be as inclusive as possible and to value every member of the house as an individual, working together as a boarding community. We encourage all members of the IIIs to discover and develop their individual talents, both academic and extra-curricular. Saturday afternoons are used for sport and there is a programme of activities put on for those not involved. On Sundays we arrange outings or in-house events, to which the day girls are always invited and encouraged to participate. Recent events have included sailing in Oxford, an Art & Photography outing to London, a trip to WaterWorld and social events with local boys’ schools.
What do the girls think?
I like the IIIs because of the chilled environment and how everyone is so nice to each other. I like how nice and big the common room is. I also like the independence of having a kitchen and being able to make toast or popcorn. I really like the house staff and how they are always open to talk to. Laura
In the IIIs house you are treated like family and everyone is so caring when you are upset or need someone to talk to. I also like the weekends out because you are entertained and you are with all your friends having a good time. I also like the the freedom we get because we get to call our parents and relax when it gets time for bed. Laura
Lily Gulliver IIIs Housemistress
I’m Lily Gulliver, Housemistress in the IIIs. I joined Tudor in September 2014. Before joining Tudor Hall as a Housemistress, I spent three years working for a mental health charity called Student Minds, and before that I was a student at Oxford University where I studied Experimental Psychology.
Both these experiences, and leading a youth group for two years, led me to pursue a career in education and pastoral care. Alongside my role as Housemistress, I am also Head of the Learning Support Department at Tudor.
I live in the IIIs' boarding house with my husband Nick who works as a Graphic Designer, and my giant fluffy cat Seth. Nick also spends time with the IIIs on various trips and activities at the weekend. I’m supported by the resident Deputy Housemistress, Anne-Marie Sanderson, as well as visiting group tutors and Carol Edginton form the Bursary.
The IIIs house is a fun and lively place to be! I’m committed to ensuring that our house is one in which everyone feels valued and cared for and is a place where we all feel at home!
Anne-Marie Sanderson IIIs Deputy Housemistress
I joined Tudor Hall as Deputy Housemistress in the IIIs in September 2016. I'm originally from Cumbria, and spent my gap year working at an international boarding school in Switzerland, which I returned to after gaining my BMus at King's College, London. I've since been teaching music in America for the last four years (first in Portland, Oregon, then in Southern Oregon). I am really enjoying being back in a boarding environment, working with the girls in both the classroom and the house.
As well as my role in the house, I am also a part of the music department, teaching music and leading the orchestra and other musical activities.
In my spare time, I enjoy writing, recording and performing - I am a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, with my main instruments being guitar, cello and clarinet.