Life in The Digby

Set in beautiful gardens, not far from the railway station, The Digby was once a four star hotel.  Mentioned by Thomas Hardy in ‘The Woodlanders', it was converted for boarding use in the mid-1960s and has been regularly up-dated, so that its facilities are modern and comfortable.

Boys who enjoy an active lifestyle benefit from having three external play areas in the grounds of the House.  There is a strong sporting culture in the House, but The Digby’s success rests more on a broad culture of participation than on the efforts of individuals, however outstanding they happen to be.  Relations between year groups are harmonious, and there is a strong emphasis on older boys being ready and willing to assist and support their younger peers.  This extends to academic life, where a mutually supportive approach allows pupils to make sound progress.

About the Housemaster

Housemaster: Rob Le Poidevin

Rob holds degrees from the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and King’s College, London, and joined the School in September 2012 after a career as an Army officer. In addition to teaching Government and Politics, he is Contingent Commander of the CCF and Head of PSHE. He is married to Kirsten, who is also a teacher, and they have seven-year-old twins, Ellie and Lauren. 

Matron: Mrs P Wooldridge 
Assistant Matron: Mrs S Edwards and Mrs K Gosney
Resident Tutor: Mr D J Murray

The Digby House staged two vibrant fashion shows to support vulnerable children in Africa...

Link to a Gallery of Photos  

Twelve Angry Men is a masterly exploration of how people deal with one another’s rights and opinions, in the crucible of a hot courtroom and a capital sentence...

From Dvořák to the American Songbook, The Digby House Concert had it all...

A link to the gallery of photos from The Digby House Play...