Leaving a Legacy

Sir Andrew Judde, Sir Thomas Smythe, Henry Fisher, Sir Thomas White, Mr Worral and H S Vere Hodge are just some of those whose legacies have helped make the school what it is today and whose names are included in the Bidding Prayer, which is recited at the Skinners’ Day Service.

The Vere Hodge Centre

Named after the man whose legacy made it possible, Hugh Vere Hodge, Housemaster of Hillside 1915-32 and Master 1903-47, this building sees art, technology, music, and drama all housed under one roof.

Hill Side Foundation Award 

Christopher Kirch, OT (HS 47-52) and former Headmaster and owner of Avalon School in West Kirby, who died in 2010, left a generous legacy to the Foundation to be split between the Hill Side Foundation Award and the General Foundation Fund. Philip Bernard Judd, who died in November 2004, left his legacy to the Foundation in recognition of his son’s and grandson’s time at Tonbridge. The money is being used for the Hill Side Foundation Awards scheme.