I am often asked what makes Tudor special and, for me, the school’s motto, Habeo ut dem (I have that I may give), perfectly encapsulates what sets Tudor, and Tudorians, apart. Habeo ut dem is part of the rich history and fabric of Tudor, part of our community, our shared heritage and identity.
We all ‘have’ something: some girls may have a gift for languages, an aptitude for maths, a talent for writing, or a flair for science; some may be expert equestrians, aspiring artists, marvellous musicians, accomplished athletes, or dedicated dramatists; and every girl has personal qualities which make them unique - they may be a great team player, a fantastic listener, a strong leader, a creative thinker, a calming influence, a problem-solver, kind and caring, level-headed and analytical. Giving our pupils a wide variety of opportunities to help identify what it is they have, and supporting them to develop these skills and qualities, is part of the magic of Tudor.
The girls, in turn, give of their all to life here and, as a consequence, they create truly special connections - both with each other and with the School - and develop a broad range of skills which contribute to their success at university and beyond. Many of the jobs of today won’t be there when our current Todds enter the world of work and we want to equip them with the confidence and agility to know that the skills and qualities they have are valuable and to encourage them to utilise these to make a positive difference in whatever they choose to do in their lives after they leave us.
I extend a warm invitation to you and your daughter to visit us at Tudor Hall and experience this extraordinary school community for yourself.
Having had the privilege of being part of this school since 2022, let me give you the warmest welcome and an insight into who we are…
Founded in 1850 by The Reverend Todd, Tudor Hall is one of the oldest girls’ boarding and day schools in Britain.
The school then flourished within the grandeur of a captivating mock Tudor mansion in south London called Red House. Renowned for its intellectually stimulating education, Tudor Hall attracted distinguished professors as lecturers.
Relocating to a more spacious setting in Chislehurst, Kent in 1908, the school welcomed Nesta Inglis as a pupil in 1910. Overcoming challenges, including a temporary closure in 1935, Nesta revived Tudor Hall as headmistress later that year. Amidst World War II, the school found solace in Burnt Norton, near Chipping Campden where pupils, parents and staff used the school to escape air-raids.
Wykham Park, with its captivating grounds and distinctive buildings, became Tudor Hall's permanent, cherished home from 1946.
Located on various sites across the UK since its foundation, including Chislehurst in Kent in the early 1900s and Burnt Norton in Chipping Campden during the Second World War, Wykham Park became Tudor Hall’s permanent home in 1946.
Over 170 years, Tudor Hall’s mission has been consistent: to foster academic and personal development within a supportive environment, in which challenge is embraced and considered a vital part of the learning journey.