Plym logo thbOn Sunday 13 January 2013, former pupils and staff returned to the Hill to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the opening of Plymouth House.

Chapman Rodney SmallMr Rodney Chapman

Deputy Headmaster

1977 - 1986


Rodney Chapman was born in 1927. He was educated at Felsted School in Essex then St John's College, Cambridge where he read Modern Languages. After graduation he undertook National Service in the army for three years and was posted to Ghana. With his good degree he was drafted into the Education Office.

David Roberts

david roberts

David Roberts

1940 - 2011

Norwich Tutor and House Master 1981 – 1992

David Roberts was born in the Black Country in December 1940, the son of a manager in a local engineering company. He was educated at the George Dixon Grammar School in Edgbaston, Birmingham, the school named after a prominent 19th Century MP and Mayor of Birmingham who was a major proponent of "education for all". (The school also gave its name to one of television's most famous policemen – Dixon of Dock Green).

denys woods smAround 1946, having recently left the Royal Navy after WW2, John Woollan took over as Headmaster of Kingham Hill School from the Rev Douglas Horsefield.

Junior boys started boarding school life in Plymouth House – so ably run by Mr Durrant, the art master, and his wife Ruth.

At about age 12 boys moved up the hill to the main school houses located above The Plantation.


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