Shrewsbury School

School House (boys)

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


Nadine Jones –

Patricia Downes –

Meet the Housemaster...

Arriving to School House in 2015, Morgan Bird, his wife, Katie and two black Labradors, Beauchamp and Reggie, became Houseparents in 2018. Before arriving at Shrewsbury School, Morgan taught at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, in Surrey, where he was also a pupil beforehand. He continues to be a member of the Philosophy and Theology Faculty, specialising in Ethics, Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion.


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.


Katie also works for Shrewsbury, specialising in girls games and is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer, who previously worked as an events manager in London. She is very active in-house life, helping to host birthday parties and teaching the Sixth Form how to cook!


Outside of school they enjoy lots of walks, games and cuddles with the dogs, as well as spending time gardening, growing their own vegetables, reading and the occasional cinema trip.

The School House Tutor Team for 2021/22:

Seb Cooley (Assistant Housemaster) [SKPC@]
Tom Fitton (Assistant Housemaster) [RTF@]
Harry Mackridge [HGM@]
Maria McKenzie [MLM@]
Paul Pattenden [PP@]
Heather McClelland [HLM@]
Mark Roberts [DMR@]
Alexandra Schmaller-Russell [AZR@]
Will Simper [WMS@]
Nicholas Welch [NJW@]

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