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      Wingfield Digby

      Wingfield Digby is in an excellent central position on the campus and offers gracious, yet modern and comfortable accommodation. It is within a 'stone's throw' of the music department and enjoys the use of adjacent tennis courts. Wingfield Digby has a friendly, stable and secure atmosphere where girls can develop their potential to the full.

      The house is named after the family who founded the school and used to live in Sherborne Castle.

      Houseparents - Mr Oliver and Mrs Katie McManus

      Mr and Mrs McManus joined Sherborne Girls in September 2016 having previously worked at a boarding school for 11 years as Head of Media and teacher of English, and Head of Business Studies respectively. They have both run day houses and have also worked in boarding houses. Most recently, Mr McManus was Housemaster of a mixed age boarding house for 90 boys and girls, supported by Mrs McManus whom, when not teaching, spent time in the boarding house as well as at home with their young daughter, Minnie.

      At Wingfield they will be taking on the role of joint Houseparents, and are very much looking forward to making the house their own. They have a wealth of pastoral experience and are particularly keen to promote student voice and leadership within the house. They have appointed their Head of House and two vices, who will work closely with them to ensure that the girls' views are listened to and acted upon.

      Other staff in Wingfield Digby

      There is a strong team to help with the smooth running of the house. Mrs Coral Brooks, as day matron, is our longest standing member of staff in the house. Miss Marian Lopez, resident matron and house tutor, Mr James Bell and Miss Rachel Dinsdale as non-resident tutors and Mrs Jayne Dart as Assistant House Mistress.

       

      What makes Wingfield Digby special to the girls?

      I was a new girl this year. I was going into L5 and it was my first time boarding, so I was pretty nervous however I found it easy to settle in as all the teachers and pupils were so friendly and helpful. I don’t know anyone in my year who hasn’t settled in and who isn’t loving their time here.

      What makes Wingfield original is the friendly staff and the homely vibe! We also have so many unique traditions - too many to share! In each year group there is a definite feeling of happiness and lifelong friendships. This is my second year in WD, and right from the start, I felt that it was a home from home.

      This is my fourth, and sadly, final year in WD. I have enjoyed it hugely and being given the privilege of head of house fills me with enormous pride. There are numerous reasons why WD is a place I love but perhaps the most important quality we have is our belief in community. We honestly are one big, happy family and it is apparent as soon as you walk in. One memory that will stay with me forever was my first Christmas in WD. After our incredible Christmas roast, we all went into the drawing room for carols, games and of course, Secret Santa. Everyone was laughing and singing and hugs of thanks were flying around the room. It was a particularly special time and one that I have been fortunate enough to experience every year since!

      • House colour - Gold

      Wingfield Digby
      Sherborne Girls
      Bradford Road
      Sherborne
      Dorset
      DT9 3QR
      01935 818242
      wingfield@sherborne.com

      For any queries relating to boarding house admissions, please email Admissions at registrar@sherborne.com or call 01935 818224