The IVs (14+)
The IVs’ house is one of the oldest buildings on site, dating back to 1619. It has just undergone a major refurbishment; transforming it and giving it a whole new lease of life.
Old House, to give it its formal name, is home to the IVs (Year 10) boarders, their Housemistress and Deputy Housemistress. 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. The academic tutors spend an evening in the house each week. This enables them to spend time chatting to the girls, to offer academic support and advice, or to talk through any problems and concerns individually.
We encourage all members of the IVs to discover and develop their individual talents, both academic and extra-curricular. At weekends the girls have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including trips to the cinema, Go Karting, meals out with their house staff and tutors, and social events with local boys’ schools.
Read some comments from the current girls below
The common room is lovely and modern and you get lots of new privileges like more phone time and a later bed time. Sonali
The weekends are relaxing, we get to do a lot of different things but we have time to unwind. The house staff are laidback and create a nice atmosphere in the house. Jenny
I really love the IVs house because I think it is nice because everyone gets on really well and I love our cleaners who make our beds and it is nicely decorated. Hebe
Everyone is so close and in a stressful year of work it helps us to relax. Sarah
The things I like about living in the IVs house are that the house staff our lovely and we have lots of privileges like going into town on the weekend. Molly
Rhea Stafford-Smith IVs Housemistress
This is my fourth year at Tudor Hall and I have worked in the IVs house since I started here. I really enjoy living here with the girls, there is never a dull moment and most evenings give you an opportunity to have a really good laugh. In addition to working in the IVs, I teach History to the lower and upper school and help run the MUN club.
In my spare time I love to cook, the girls often complain that the smells from my flat make them hungry and I enjoy reading on my night off. I’m also a fan of old movies, which I try to persuade the IVs to watch.
Lauren Nightingale IVs Deputy Housemistress
I joined Tudor Hall as Deputy Housemistress of the IVs in September 2016. Over the past six years I have taught a variety of subjects in different schools. Alongside this, I also gained a lot of experience working in an international boarding house in Bedford.
I am a qualified PE teacher and thoroughly enjoy running weekly gymnastics and badminton clubs at lunch times. Another great passion of mine is dance and I love regularly helping out in this department too!