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Tudor House, 4 Horton Crescent, Rugby, CV22 5DL
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Tudor was opened in 1893 and became a girls’ house in 2002. Fifty-two girls aged 13 to 18 live here in a spacious and beautiful boarding House. On arrival at Tudor our 13-year-olds share two dormitories and each new girl also has a private study. From the second year upwards everyone has a single study bedroom. There is plenty of space in Tudor – the girls have common rooms to share, the central part of the House is a general gathering area, the oak-panelled dining room has great character and the extensive garden with beautiful Victorian glasshouse is enjoyed by us all. Our resident staff and tutor team strive to make Tudor a happy house where the girls will work hard, enjoy the life of the School and thrive.

Tudor House Video


A Durham graduate, Deborah Horner became Housemistress in September 2009. She has been living at Rugby School for 17 years and is also Head of Careers and Higher Education. She is a lover of the Arts and is particularly keen to nurture the musical and dramatic talent in the House, though she is also a late convert to road running. Debbie is married to Richard who is the School Chaplain. They have four grown-up children – their daughter Jess was in Bradley House before going to Durham University and Simon left Sheriff for Bristol University a few years ago.

Deputy Housemistress

Aisha Dudhia joined Rugby School in 2020 as a teacher of Economics and Business. After obtaining both her BSc and MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick, she worked in the field of financial regulation in London before changing careers and moving into education. Having worked in boarding schools before, Aisha enjoys being actively involved in all aspects of School life and is an active member of Rugby’s Combined Cadet Force programme. Her hobbies include baking and mastering her creative pastimes, such as calligraphy.



Our wonderful matron, Carol Hamilton, joined us in 2016. She has two grown up sons who both live abroad, a step-daughter, step-son, two granddaughters and a very new grandson, so her holidays are spent catching up with them all and enjoying family time. Previously Carol worked with the Women’s Royal Naval Service and was a nursery nurse until becoming a matron eight years ago. In her spare time Carol enjoys puzzles, especially suduko, and knitting.