The arrival of 14 girls in 1980 became the forerunner to provide for what is now a very large demand for girls to spend their senior years at King’s.
This Girls' Boarding House was established in 1984. With accommodation for 64 Boarders, it still proves the popularity of the innovation that was rather contentious nearly 30 years ago.
After four years as members of the three boys' Day Houses, it was considered time to establish a House just for girls at King's. Work began on the site in Golf Avenue in August 1983 and the first students arrived on 1 February 1984.
For this first year there were 18 boarders plus 17 day girls, the demand for places soon outgrew the buildings.
In 2005, the Headmaster, Roy Kelley, split the House into two to better cater for the pastoral needs of the Day and Boarding students. Since Middlemore House was initially a Boarding House, the 'new' house would retain this name and Day students were transferred to the new Taylor House in 2006.