Housemaster: Marcus Johnson
(House Colours: Chocolate and White)
Address: Oldham's Hall, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7AX.
Tel: 01743 280670
Meet the Housemaster...
Marcus Johnson took over as Oldham's Housemaster in September 2009. He was born in Liverpool and educated at Rugby School, University College London, Bristol Polytechnic and Cambridge University, culminating in a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics and a PGCE in Mathematics with P.E.
Before he joined the staff to teach Mathematics in 2005 Marcus spent 10 years at Exeter School, with a year away from work to take part in a round the world yacht race. He was Assistant Housemaster in Ingram’s Hall for three years and has become deeply involved in rugby at Shrewsbury.
Marcus is an RFU qualified rugby coach and a North Midlands Society Referee, and he is also an RYA qualified Yachtmaster (less useful lately with Shrewsbury not well known for its coastal proximity). Marcus very much enjoys skiing and music, both classical and contemporary, and has been known to “bend his back” for the Cheshire based Spasmodics C.C.
In 2012, Marcus became a Boarding Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Marcus is married to Holly and they have two children, Elizabeth Ann and Edward, both born since Marcus took up his post at Oldham's. Their home is in Cornwall, where Marcus particularly enjoys racing 'Florence' - a Falmouth Working Boat - during the holidays.
The Oldlham's Centenary Celebrations took place in June 2011 and were a huge success. Details of this and other recent news and photos (including the Housemaster's end of term letters to parents) may be seen on the Oldham's News and Photos page.
The House Tutor Team for 2013/14:
Mr Colm Kealy (Assistant Housemaster) [CWK@ Tel: 01743 341294]
Mr Ian Haworth (Live in Tutor) [IPH@ Tel: 01743 280673]
Matrons: Mrs Ellie Phillips and Mrs Penny Oak [Tel: 01743 280672]
Dr Torin Morgan [TSM@]
Mr Mark Schofield [MS@]
Dr Mike Wade [MFW@]
Mr Rob Wilson [RMW@]
Mr Philip Woolley [PNW@]
Oldham's Housemasters - Past and Present
Oldham's Housemasters L - R:
Marcus Johnson 2009-, Gordon Woods 1989-1995, Robin Trimby 1972-1983,
Revd. Michael Tupper 1962-1972, Jeremy Goulding 1983-1989, Nick Jenkins 1995-2009
For a flavour of what life is like at Shrewsbury, please see the In the words of our pupils page, which is updated each week during term-time with photographs and diary reports from pupils across the houses and year groups.