The Vs (15+)
The Vs’ boarding house is the home to all year 11 girls at Tudor Hall.
The main focus in the Vs’ boarding house is to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere in order to allow each girl to work to their full potential. The girls are allowed to work in their dorms throughout the day during free periods as well as during prep sessions. This allows the girls to develop and use their independent learning skills.
In the Vs’ we also value the importance of co-curricular activities in the boarding house; it is always fantastic to see how talented our girls are in and out of the classroom and we want to encourage them on all accounts. We run weekend activities on Saturday nights and Sundays throughout all three terms to give the girls a break from their very busy timetables. We understand that it is imperative to have a healthy balance of work and play in order to succeed on all levels.
What do the girls think?
I feel like I have more independence in the Vs. It seems like we have grown closer as a year with all of the academic pressure. We all help each other through it! Jazzy
I really enjoy when we have Saturday night movie and snack nights! We also have time to have fun on trips such as paintballing and trips to Daylesford Farm. All of the teachers are really supportive and it’s great to have so many staff helping us in the boarding houses in the evening. Charisse
I love how in the Vs we are given more freedom and can work in the house. There is a friendly atmosphere and there always seems to be lots to do! Having extracurricular activities can make the schoolwork seem less stressful. Jess
Mrs Duncan-Jones and Mr Duncan Vs House Parents
We are very excited to be your House Parents for the year. We have taught in schools both here in England and also in New Zealand and as active members of the PE department it comes as no surprise that our main hobby is sport! We also both enjoy travelling overseas and family holidays in Cornwall and Devon. As part of our family come our two little boys, Huw and Lloyd, who are both very excited to meet you and play with you all – when you’re not busy working of course! Huw loves dinosaurs, building train tracks and running around, and Lloyd is always seen with a bat and/or a ball in his hand, enjoys singing nursery rhymes and playing with noisy toys!
Anya Diaz-Cebreiro Vs Deputy Housemistress
I joined Tudor in January 2019 as IIs Deputy Housemistress and am now thoroughly enjoying being the Vs Deputy Housemistress. I graduated from the University of York with a BA(Hons) in English Literature before completing my PGCE in Spanish and German. Before joining Tudor, I taught Spanish from nursery to A Level as well as holding a similar pastoral role in a boarding school in Yorkshire. As well as being Deputy Housemistress to the Vs, I am a Spanish, German and Italian teacher and in my free time, I enjoy travelling, running and cooking. I love being able to support and guide the girls, both academically through their GCSE year, and pastorally through helping the girls develop into caring, ambitious and resilient young women.