West Deyne (13+ boys)

West Deyne is a centrally located ‘town house’, just a short walk from chapel and the main school. It was built in 1859 by Reverend John Baverstock and was enlarged and considerably altered in 1932.

The house has an enclosed court for ball games and a large garden, as well as an attractive open central quad.

In their first year at school, boys are accommodated in two small dormitories. In the Lower Fifth they move into two-bed or four-bed dormitories. All Fourth Form and Lower Fifth boys have access to individual studies. In the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form, each boy has a single bedsit.

Housemaster: Toby Makhzangi
Toby became Housemaster of West Deyne in 2016. He teaches Politics and was head of the department before taking up his role as housemaster.

Toby will remain as Housemaster of West Deyne until July 2024, with a new Housemaster taking on the role ahead of the 2024/25 academic year. Toby will continue to be a much-valued member of the Politics department after his time at the helm of West Deyne comes to an end.
Housemaster Elect: Sam Roberts
From September 2024
Sam Roberts will be the new Housemaster of West Deyne from September 2024.

Sam attended Kimbolton School before completing his degree in Sport, Leisure and Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, where he would return in 2015 to complete his PGCE. Sam also holds BSA Advanced Certificates in Pastoral Care and Boarding Management.

Having previously worked at Gordonstoun School, Sam is currently a boarding housemaster and Assistant Head of Boarding at Rossall School, Lancashire. He is a PE teacher – coaching hockey and cricket to a high level – and is also an officer in the CCF.

Sam will be joined in West Deyne by his wife, Rachel, their young son and their Golden Cocker Spaniel. The family are looking forward to being part of the West Deyne team.