Edith Rigby

  • A suffragette who worked hard to improve the lives of women and girls working in the local mills of Preston in 1890’s.
  • She founded a night school in Preston aimed at educating women and girls allowing many to continue their education which would have otherwise stopped at the age of 11.
  • Edith refused to wear clothes and footwear appropriate for women in her era, regularly dressing in men's clothing.  She was also one of the first women in Preston to ride a bike!
  • Edith’s views and some of her actions were quite radical, however, many people respected her due to her passion and contributions to her cause.

Miss Woodhouse - Head of Rigby House

"Proud to be purple"

Job Role:

Teacher of Geography

Three Words that describe you:

Positive, enthusiastic, motivated


Walking and hiking in the Lake District. Baking sweet treats to eat on my walk.

Proudest moment in your career:

Being part of the Ashton family.

Ambitions for your house:

To lift spirits and make everyone feel part of the team. To work our way to the top of the table together.