Girls’ boarding


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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.

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A Durham graduate, Debbie Horner became Housemistress in September 2009. She also heads up the Futures work at Rugby.

Debbie is a lover of the Arts who particularly enjoys performance. She is always keen to take part in a trip to the theatre, be it locally or in the West End. Alongside academic work and sport she enjoys nurturing the musical and dramatic talent in the House. Debbie loves swimming (particularly in the sea, preferably the Med!) and running.

Debbie is married to Richard who is the School Chaplain. They have four grown-up children. Their boys both work in the creative industries (art and music), Jess their older daughter is a teacher and their youngest daughter Lucy is a student at Leamington College.

Deputy Housemistress

Anna Griffiths joined Rugby School in 2021 following a BA in Politics from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Politics and Data Research at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Prior to joining Tudor, she tutored in Griffin House.

She has previously lived in Hong Kong and spent time in the House of Commons before moving into teaching.

She teaches Politics and is heavily involved in the School’s debating programme and competitions.

Outside the classroom Anna is an active member of the Arnold Singers, a keen runner and baker.



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 three grandsons, 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. In her spare time Carol enjoys puzzles, especially suduko and knitting.

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