Boys and Girls : 13 - 18 : Boarding
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West Deyne is a House of 50 boys aged from 13 to 18. As a centrally located ‘Town House’ it is a short walk from Chapel and all other areas of the School. The House has an enclosed court for ball games and a large garden, as well as an attractive open central quad, around which the House is built. Every boy has his own study or bedsit to work in. The Fourth Form sleep in two small dorms and the Lower Fifth in one long dormitory; the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form in single bedsits.
Toby Makhzangi became Housemaster of West Deyne in 2016. Toby was educated at Reed’s School in Surrey, and studied History and Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He spent a year after school farming and teaching in Kenya (where he lived as child) before studying for his PGCE in History at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Leicester in International Relations and World Order.
He started his teaching career at Uppingham as a History teacher in 1999, commencing Politics teaching in 2000. Since 2007 he has been Head of Politics, was i/c of Rugby from 2003-2008 and i/c of Cricket 2013-2016.
He spent two years as a tutor in Meadhurst before becoming the Resident Tutor in Farleigh in 2001. In 2005 he did an exchange with a schoolmaster from Trinity Grammar School Melbourne, returning to his role in Farleigh before taking on the role of Senior Tutor in Meadhurst in 2008.
Beyond the House and the classroom, Toby loves sport, the company of friends, good books and foreign places and coaches boys’ rugby, hockey and cricket. Toby will be joined in West Deyne by his partner Rachel and their son Sebastian.
* Mr T P Prior is the Senior Tutor** Mr J A D Wilson is the Resident Tutor
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