Senior Boys' Boarding House - Seymour House

Seymour House

Seymour House is a purpose built boys’ house set centrally within the campus next to the school swimming pool and overlooking the Headmaster’s lawn. The house is home to approximately 60 boys and is named after Derek Seymour, a former Headmaster of the School. The Sixth Form are accommodated in single study bedrooms, whilst the Fifth Form occupy single or double studies. In the Fourth Form the boys are in three-bedded studies whilst the Third Form work in shared studies downstairs, with Third Form boarders sleeping in an eight bed dormitory at the top of the house.

Housemaster Matt Bull lives in a house adjacent to the Boarding House, connected via his study, and the resident Assistant Housemaster has a self-contained flat within the building. The Housemaster is assisted by a team of tutors, Upper Sixth Prefects and Matron and her team.


Matthew Bull returned to Bloxham in September 2015, having been an Assistant Housemaster here between 2002 and 2009. Matt will split his time between his duties as Housemaster and Marketing Registrar and will be assisting with sport duties occassionally, having been Head of Sport at a school in Oxford for a number of years. He and his wife have two young children. 

Assistant Housemaster

Louis Yates joined the staff in 2012 straight from the University of Gloucestershire and completed his Schools Direct training to be a PE teacher in 2013-14. He is the hockey coach to Exham House and the Middle School, cricket coach to Exham House and the 3rd XI, with an all-round passion for sports.

Seymour Tutor Team 

Andrew Goldsmith, senior tutor, joined the Seymour team when he arrived at Bloxham in 2005 to teach Maths. He previously taught at Haileybury School for five years and at a school in New Zealand for two years. He is an experienced rugby coach and runs the 1st XV, as well as helping with both hockey and athletics and has a passion for Newcastle United. He has two young sons. 

Dr Martin Ruck joined Bloxham in 2012 to teach Physics and Chemistry. A graduate of Oxford University with a D.Phil. in Astrophysics, Martin was a senior commissioning editor at an international science publisher in Oxford before entering teaching. He is also editor of The Bloxhamist. When not teaching he enjoys music, astronomy, walking, and camping.  He is married with one daughter.

David Finch studied Medical Imaging at the University of Liverpool (BSc Hons) and completed his PGCE at Edge Hill University. He is currently Head of Biology and the 1st XI cricket coach, having spent a year in New Zealand playing and coaching cricket at Tauranga Boys College in the Bay of Plenty (North Island). He is a keen supporter of Everton FC and Lancashire CC. David is married and lives locally. 

Robert Hudson joined Bloxham as Head of History in September 2014, coming from Bootham School in York, where he coordinated student volunteering and service, and was also a Deputy Housemaster. He gained his degree in History in 2005 from the University of York, and returned to York to complete his PGCE in 2007. Robert’s historical interests principally lie in the Late Middle Ages.  Outside of history, Robert is a keen follower of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rugby Union and Leeds United. He is married with a baby son.

Chris Saunders joined Bloxham as Head of English in September 2015, after teaching at a school in Woodstock for ten years. He studied Social Anthropology alongside English at Keele University, and there began his passion for exploring countries and learning about their people. After having working in the travel industry, Chris became a teacher and spent his ten years prior to joining Bloxham teaching at a school in Woodstock. Chris' interests include photography, cycling, walking with his family in the countryside and playing badminton. 


House contact details

Housemaster – 01295 724311

Tutor Room – 01295 724372

Assistant Housemaster – 01295 724357

Matron – 01295 724358

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