an adventure in waiting
The King’s School is one of Australia’s largest boarding schools with The King’s School, Tudor House catering for our youngest boarders from Years 3-6.
Boarding is very much a home away from home where the wonderfully supportive and highly qualified staff strive to make it a welcoming and safe space, and a rewarding learning adventure. Students are encouraged to develop their individual talents and interests, taking full advantage of excellent facilities, inspiring surroundings and access to all the opportunities on offer.
Our young boarders participate in an extensive range of learning programs, leadership experiences, sporting fixtures and excursions, developing their integrity, compassion, and a true sense of place.
Boys and girls:
Years 3 to 6
Meet the head of Boarding
Mr Anthony Philips
BA, MTeach (USYD), MLM in Ed (UON)
Anthony joined The King’s School, Tudor House in 2023 as Head of Boarding. Anthony joins us following 17 years as a primary school educator, including the past 12 years at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore). While at Shore, he also served as an assistant boarding housemaster in Hodges House - one of the school’s four boarding houses.
In addition to his experience as assistant housemaster, Anthony also has experience as a classroom teacher, both at St Ives Primary School and Shore. He also has over twenty years of experience as a football coach, over fifteen years as a cricket coach, as well as experience as an athletics, swimming and cross-country convener.
Anthony brings a wealth of educational experience to Tudor House through his own development. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Anthropology (The University of Sydney), a Master of Teaching; Primary Teaching (The University of Sydney) and a Master of Management and Leadership in Education (University of Newcastle).
Boarders at The King’s School, Tudor House live in Medley House – a large manor house situated on 169 acres of rolling estate grounds with all the comforts of home, facilities galore and dedicated, caring, professional staff.
Tudor House offers a nurturing, family environment where children away from home can feel comfortable, safe and secure – whether staying a couple of nights a week or boarding full-time.
Boarding staff are selected because they are people of good character, who have a sense of integrity, a capacity for patience and a strong sense of responsibility.
Everyday situations that arise are used by staff to develop the students’ awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Staff show how the application of positive values can help boarders manage the personal issues that confront them.
Boarders are given experiences of service and a practical understanding of qualities such as patience, consistency and responsibility.
Caring and experienced staff
A range of options
Our boarding options allow parents to choose what is most suitable for their child and each provides excellent opportunities to mix, immerse and get the most from school life.
We warmly welcome boys and girls from the country and the city, from the local area and from overseas – students from all walks of life and corners of the world happily call Tudor House their home.
Flexibility in boarding
The combined care of our Housemaster and Housemother provides a seamless transition between home and school for all our boarding students. All boarding activities are equal, which has been proven by the girls who are as fearless in their BMX bike riding as the boys alongside them.
Our no-screens policy encourages outdoor and creative play and has been very successful along with weekly letter writing from all boarders to their families.