Blackmore House is a home for some 127 boarders at DHS. With a proud record stretching over 100 years, the House is often spoken of as the backbone of the School. Discipline and high levels of good manners are the foundation stones of the House. The staff of Blackmore attach a high priority to ensuring that the boys are focussed on doing well in all aspects of School life – academic, sport, cultural, leadership and service. Their needs are well catered for with excellent food, computer facilities, TV, audio-visual facilities and comfortable dormitories, with a maximum of 12 boys.
The boys go home for most weekends and may return on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Any parent or guardian can be assured that their son is in good hands in Blackmore House while he enjoys the camaraderie for which the House is famous. He is part of a caring, structured and disciplined environment where he is constantly adopting valuable life skills in order to survive in an ever-changing society. Blackmore House will continue to prepare young men to face the future.