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. 

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 children, ranging in age from 16 to 30 - their daughter Jess was in Bradley House before going to Durham University and Simon left Sheriff for Bristol University a few years ago. 



Emily Bernstein joined Rugby School in September 2016. She teaches Geography and Politics and also works as Extended Project Co-ordinator for the LXX and XX. Before completing her PGCE at Oxford, Emily studied Geography at University of Birmingham followed by a Masters in International Development from University of Cambridge. When not stood in a river or discussing the state of UK democracy today, Emily coaches Hockey and Netball whilst leading Rugby's Model United Nations programmes. Beyond her work at school, Emily loves to paint and take her husband on arduous hikes with their black lab puppy - Alfie.



DEPUTY HOUSEMISTRESS (maternity cover)

Louise Stevenson, who is a tutor in Tudor and has been Head of Learning Development here at Rugby since 2012,  will be covering Emily while she is on maternity leave. 





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.