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Senior Boys' Boarding House - Wilson House

Wilson House is a boys' house situated in the heart of the oldest part of the school and dates from the 1860s and 1870s; the buildings are the work of the eminent Victorian architect George Edmund Street, most famous for the Law Courts in the Strand in London. The House, originally known as the Headmaster’s House, was renamed Wilson in 1925 in honour of Charles J. Wilson, the third pupil to attend the school. He later became a master here and subsequently the Bursar. He was resident in the school for 75 years.

Wilson is home to about 60 boys across five year-groups. Housemaster Mark Skevington is assisted by a team of tutors and Upper Sixth prefects in running the House. In Wilson, the Third Form share three study bedrooms, while the Fourth Form share four. Many of the Fifth Formers have a single study and in the Sixth Form this is usually guaranteed.

This year, Wilson House Captain is Freddie Symons.

House contact detailsWilson House

Housemaster - 01295 72433

Matron - 01295 724373

You can follow Wilson House on Twitter: @Bloxham_Wilson

Housemaster

Mark Skevington is a Design & Technology teacher here at Bloxham. He was head of the department for thirty years, passing on the baton in 2015. Mark has been running Wilson for fourteen years and has four grown up children, some of whom are OBs. He was a keen hockey player in the past and enjoyed running the 1st XI for ten years. He also lead the sailing club, and on joining Bloxham was introduced as an Olympic Helmsman! Mark enjoys playing golf and plays the drums in the Common Room Band. Latterly, he has enjoyed long distance running and cycling and has run six London Marathons (his best time was 3:15) and cycled Land’s End to John o’ Groats.

Assistant Housemaster

James Ramm joined Bloxham in 2016, as Assistant Housemaster in Wilson. He is also a music teacher. He is an old Woodard Schools boy himself and a music graduate of the University of York. Previously, he was Head of Music in a large school in south London. Apart from a passion for music, James is a keen sportsman, predominantly rugby, athletics and hockey, and enjoys coaching rugby. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and a good rare steak.

Wilson Tutor Team

On joining Bloxham, each student is assigned a tutor. Tutors mentor and guide their tutees, monitoring and supporting their academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. They are in regular touch with a student’s home, to share with parents and guardians how the student is developing, passing on information and sharing ideas about how each individual can be helped to mature and grow.

Michael Moir has taught Mathematics at Bloxham since September 1999. He is married to Victoria, who teaches Latin at school, and they have three children: Harry, Eleanor (OBs) and Venetia (who is still at the school). Michael is heavily involved in school sport, taking Yearlings rugby and hockey as well as tennis. His other major role is as Head of Middle School.

Debbie Herring is Head of Theology at Bloxham. She spent her early years in the Middle East and attended a Woodard boarding school as a girl. She has six grown up children, a cat and a fantastic convertible MG sports car.

David Finch joined Bloxham in 2012 as a biology teacher and tutor in Seymour, but has recently joined the Wilson tutor team as a Sixth Form tutor. He coaches the senior 1st XI cricket team, as well as working through the winter with other year groups. He was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to coach and play cricket in New Zealand after he left school, which was “a great life experience”. He lives in Bloxham with his wife Kate, their daughter, and their dog, Cozmo— you won’t miss him as he is a dalmatian! 

Simon Floate may be new to Bloxham School but he’s not new to the village, having lived in Bloxham for 10 years. He joins the school as Head of Chemistry and a Third to Fifth Form tutor. As well as teaching chemistry, and running a number of chemistry-related clubs and activities, he also coaches junior rugby. In his spare time he enjoys running, triathlons and DIY and has a healthy adoration for coffee, flapjacks and lego! He also loves spending time with his family.

Peter Harvey recently joined Bloxham as a food technology teacher, and hopes to ignite a passion for food to all! He runs food related activities and clubs, as well as coaching rugby and cricket. He is a Third to Fifth Form tutor. Outside of Bloxham, he loves spending time with his family and enjoys beach days (whatever the weather!) in South West England. His hobbies include road cycling and acting – having recently taken his first steps on stage, appearing in his youngest child’s primary school pantomime as the ogre!