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  • Are you accepting admissions in 2020?

    • There are a few places are still available in Years 7, 8 and 9 for 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have updated our formal admissions process for application to join the school in 2020.

      To apply for a place please get in touch with the Admissions Department straight away by email admissions@tudorhallschool.com or telephone 01295 756259. You will be asked to submit a Registration and Application for Entry Form with a non-refundable fee of £300, together with a recent school report. An interview will be arranged via Zoom and remote assessments in English and mathematics may also be arranged.

      Places offered will be unconditional. A deposit payment of £750 will be required to secure the place. N.B. This cost may vary for students applying from overseas, depending on Visa status. The deposit is returned following a pupil’s final term in the school.

      We understand the anxiety over the travel situation and will remain flexible with new overseas parents over contracts and fees until we are confident that students can start at school and fly in from abroad. The school will open on 24th August to allow overseas pupils to be in quarantine for two weeks prior to the start of term. The school will remain open for overseas girls for exeat weekends in the autumn term.

      As the situation continues to change daily, we are planning for all possible situations and considering all options and eventualities.

      For 2021 and later Admissions, revert back to the process as detailed on the school website.

  • Do you offer full boarding?

    • Tudor Hall is an independent boarding and day school of approximately 330 girls, of whom 75% are full boarders, divided into 7 boarding houses. Each house accommodates one academic year and is run by a house mistress and deputy. There is a busy programme of activities for boarders and day girls which is undertaken in the evenings and at weekends. These include visits to museums, art galleries, theatres, paintballing, zorbing, bushcraft and cooking competitions.

  • What are the fees?

    • The boarding fee is £12,400 per term. The day fee is £7,600 per term.

  • Does the school award bursaries and/or scholarships?

    • Bursaries are awarded to new and current parents who are in financial need. Bursaries are means-tested and separate to scholarships and are assessed on a range of factors. Parents wishing to make an application should contact the Bursar via email: bursar@tudorhallschool.com.

      Girls joining the school are invited to apply for an academic scholarship and/or scholarships in art, drama, music and sport and, at 16+ only, dance and textiles. Parents of candidates interested in a scholarship award should register their interest on the application for entry form.

  • What is the current pass rate?

    • Entry into the school occurs at 11+, 13+ and 16+. The school is selective, but strengths beyond the classroom are valued and consequently there is a range of ability in each year group. Over the last three years (2017–19) the girls have achieved 75.5% A*– B grades at A Level and 61.6% A*-A / 9–7 grades at GCSE with 96.5% achieving A*–C / 9–4. The ethos of the school is to foster the strengths of the individual, both in and out of the classroom, as is evident by the excellent examination results.

  • When does the 2020-21 term start?

    • Boarders return to school on Monday 7th September and term starts on Tuesday 8th September. We await Government guidance and will notify parents of any changes to this proposed timeline.

  • What rating does the school have with the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)?

    • In October 2013 Tudor Hall was graded ‘Excellent in all categories’ in the ISI Integrated Inspection. In Tudor Hall’s latest compliance inspection in November 2017 the school met all the ISSR standards and the boarding NMS.

      An extract from the report read, “Tudor Hall is highly successful in meeting its principal aims, and its pupils’ achievements are excellent in all aspects of school life, including the academic. They make a high level of progress during their time in the school. They attain very good standards both at GCSE and A Level. The curriculum offers them a broad education, and a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme allows further opportunities for success. Teaching is excellent, a significant factor in the pupils’ achievements.”

  • What is meaning of the school motto ‘Habeo ut Dem’?

    • Our motto means ‘I have that I may give’ and it is a sentiment that all of our girls are encouraged to fully embrace during their time at Tudor Hall and beyond. Tudor’s links with the world beyond the school gates is both diverse and far reaching. We are involved in a vast array of local initiatives ensuring that the wider community benefits from our facilities and expertise. We also support many charities into the UK and further afield in Asia, Africa and Europe as part of the ‘Tudor in Three Continents’ programme.

  • What Co-Curricular Activities does the school offer?

    • Here at Tudor we are very proud of our extensive co-curricular programme. Over recent years we have developed a series of activities that now numbers in excess of 180 and spans the full day, from early morning until after supper, seven days a week.

      The breadth of choice allows the girls to work as a member of a team, to lead others, compete at county-level and beyond, or just have fun developing new interests with their friends. Where possible we run multiple sessions of activities to enable all girls to access the wide variety of clubs on offer.

  • What is ‘Aim Higher’?

    • The Aim Higher programme encourages all pupils to extend their learning and interests beyond the classroom, and to strive to do the very best they can in all areas of school life. It provides them with the opportunity to develop skills to become confident learners.

      Weekly lectures and discussion groups are open to all pupils with a wide and varied range of topics. We also offer all students the chance to study for the Tudor Diploma and gain invaluable learning skills, such as research, public speaking and problem-solving.

  • What is the school’s Sixth Form provision?

    • Sixth Form is potentially one of the most crucial parts of a person’s education and at Tudor we focus on getting the best out of every girl.

      There are a wide range of A-level subjects to choose from, as well as additional options including the Contemporary Issues Programme, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and Leith’s Introductory Certificate to Food and Wine. Alongside a robust Careers Department and our Oxbridge Programme we ensure that we provide every girl with every opportunity to fulfill her potential.

  • Do you have an alumnae association?

    • Our alumnae, Old Tudorians (OTs), are part of a close-knit and widespread community who retain strong links both with each other and with the school. The Old Tudorian Association (OTA) and Development and Alumnae Relations Team work closely together to maintain strong social and professional connections supporting OTs throughout their lives.

      We run a full programme of events throughout the year, both at the school and further afield; produce an annual OT publication, Rose, circulate a termly digital newsletter, offer professional networking and career opportunities and regularly invite OTs to participate in the school’s active careers programme.

      We are proud of our alumnae and all that they achieve in the broad range of careers and activities they pursue. We value the strength of the OT community and all it does to support the continued success of the school. For further information on our alumnae associations, please contact: lsilver@tudorhallschool.com.