Shrewsbury School

Port Hill (dayboys)

Housemaster: Mr Andy Barnard
(House Colours: Gold and Red)
Address: Port Hill, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 8SA.
Tel: 01743 280610

Matron: Ms Jo Crisp - Tel. 01743 280616

Meet the Housemaster...

Andy Barnard took over as Housemaster of Port Hill in September 2011.

He joined Shrewsbury's Geography Faculty in September 2003, after 16 years at Kingsland Grange Preparatory School where he was Senior Master and Head of Geography.

Andy has built up an impressive reputation here as both a teacher of Geography and Curriculum Games, Master in Charge of Cricket and Master in Charge of Fives; he is also a qualified ISI School Inspector.  Prior to becoming Housemaster of Port Hill, Andy was the Assistant Housemaster of Radbrook, our other Day Boys' house.

Under his leadership, the school cricket and fives have both progressed and developed significantly. In recent years our cricket teams have reached and won finals of a number of national tournaments including the Lord's Taverners Colts Trophy, ESCA/ECB U15 20-20, HMC U18 20-20 and the Silk Trophy. School fives players have consistently won a string of national titles.

Andy has a long sporting career in rugby and cricket. He played at Liverpool RFC, Loughborough University & Wasps FC from 1978 to 1986 and played Minor Counties cricket for over twenty- five years from 1976.
He is Chairman of Shrewsbury Cricket Club and has participated in and led many successful sports tours to destinations all over the world.

He is married to Helen and they have three sons, Michael (Rb 2006-08), Stephen (Rb 2009-11) and Edward (PH 2012-14).

Helen has spent her career in teaching, and currently works part-time at Coleham Primary School where she has also served, for eight years, as a Governor and for several years as Chair of FOCS (PTA). During her career she has held Head Of Girls' PE and Head of Year (Pastoral) in large secondary schools. She played National League volleyball before moving to Shrewsbury, and sings in the Shrewsbury School Community Choir

The Day Houses
The two boys' day houses - Radbrook and Port Hill - are run separately, each with their own identity, housemaster, and interior colour scheme!  However, they are inter-connecting and all day boys mix very freely between both houses. In most cases, entries are accepted for a place as a day boy, and the allocations of new boys to one of the two houses are made in the summer term  prior to starting.

Meet the Housemaster-elect for September 2022 

Kevin is currently Head of Design & Technology here at Shrewsbury School, having led the faculty for the past ten years. He has also been Assistant Housemaster at Severn Hill for the past 3 years, having previously ably assisted Andy Barnard at Port Hill for 4 years. Kevin previously taught at The King’s School Chester (2002-2012).

Kevin has a master’s degree from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London, after previously studying for his first degree in Industrial Design & Technology at Loughborough University.

Kevin is married to Sarah, a community Nurse. They share two daughters, Madeleine who attends Shrewsbury School in The Grove, and a younger daughter Matilda. Cooper, their 5 year old Golden Retriever will also join the team at Port Hill.

The House Tutor Team for 2021/22:

Emma Davies (Assistant Housemaster) [EJD@]
Dr Andy Briggs [ADB@]
Nick David [NPD@]
Jenny Davis [JD@]
Henry Farmer [HPF@]
Kristina Leslie [KL@]
Emma Micklewright [EDM@]
Mark Schofield [MS@]
Rachael Witcombe [RW@]

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