Housemaster: Mr Morgan Bird
(House Colours: Black, Magenta and White)
Address: The School House, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7AS.
Tel: 01743 280600 Fax: 01743 280606
Matrons: Mrs Nadine Jones and Mrs Tania Jones - Tel: 01743 280602
Meet the Housemaster...
Morgan Bird takes over from Hugo Besterman as Housemaster of School House in September 2018, having previously worked as Hugo's assistant in the boarding house. He continues to be a member of the Philosophy and Theology Faculty, specialising in Ethics, Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion. Before arriving at Shrewsbury School, Morgan taught at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, in Surrey, where he was also a pupil beforehand.
After school, Morgan attended Central St Martins (now part of University of the Arts London), where he successfully completed a fine art foundation course, focusing on painting, before going to study Philosophy and Theology at the University of Nottingham.
Alongside art, Morgan is a keen sportsman, having continued to play rugby throughout university as a scrum half, the only position suitable for his stature, and at the request of his mother, when he first started playing the sport! In the summer, as a boy and member of staff, he turns his attention towards athletics, primarily as a javelin coach but on occasion helping the sprints and jumps as well. A willing and enthusiastic footballer, he claims to provide a high level of intensity and effort on the pitch, but perhaps lacking in finesse.
Morgan has recently married Katie, a fitness instructor and personal trainer, who previously worked as an events manager in London before retraining in Shrewsbury. Katie, a cat person and Morgan, a dog person, settled for a black Labrador, called Beauchamp, who occupies their time outside of school, with lots of walks, games and cuddles. Beyond this, they enjoy spending time outside gardening, specifically growing their own vegetables, or doing exercise, as well as reading and the occasional cinema trip.
The School House Tutor Team for 2019/20:
Seb Cooley (Assistant Housemaster) [SKPC@]
Tom Fitton (Assistant Housemaster) [RTF@]
Harry Mackridge [HGM@]
Maria McKenzie [MLM@]
Andrew Murfin [AJM@]
Alexandra Schmaller-Russell [AZR@]
Will Simper [WMS@]
Nicholas Welch [NJW@]
Maurice Walters [MHW@]