The Headmaster

Mr Russell Slatford MA (Cantab)

About the Headmaster

Headmaster's Weekly Letter ​to Parents

Mr Russell Slatford MA (Cantab)

I was educated at Kings College School in London.  I remember my school days fondly and feel very lucky to have had such dedicated and committed teachers.  I worked hard, I certainly wasn't a natural academic, and made the most of all the extracurricular opportunities.  I was a music scholar and loved most sports.  

I had a gap year and worked for a local engineering geology company, who then sponsored me through Durham University to study Geology.  I returned to them when I graduated but my heart wasn't really in it.  So after a year I headed back to university, this time to Cambridge.  Two years and one Boat Race later I gained a Master’s in Education.  

My first teaching job was at Abingdon School as a Geography teacher where I stayed for 10 years working in a variety of roles including as a Boarding Housemaster.  I did have an amazing year overseas on a teacher exchange at Brisbane Boys College in Australia in the middle of my time at Abingdon, I was reluctant to come back!  

Prior to joing BCS I was on the management team at Reading Blue Coat School for 9 years, a school I thoroughly enjoyed working at. 

Having been away from music for many years I was recently inspired by a pupil at my former school to pick up my trumpet, so I am playing more and more.  I also enjoy competing in triathlons, quite slowly! 

I am married to Estelle and have two children, one who is at BCS Prep and the other at BCS Senior. 

I am honoured to be working with the dedicated and inspirational staff at BCS to provide your son or daughter with a rich and rewarding education.

Each week, I send out a Headmaster's email, rounding up and reflecting on the week that has just been and highlighting any up and coming events. You can download this from thetop of this page.


 

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