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. Below are copies of these for your interest to download.

September 2017  15.09.17  29.09.17

October 2017      06.10.17  13.10.17

November 2017  03.11.17  17.11.17  24.11.17

December 2017  01.12.17  08.12.17  15.12.17

January 2018     05.01.18  12.01.18  19.01.18  26.01.18

February 2018   02.02.18  09.02.18  23.02.18

March 2018       02.03.18  09.03.18  16.03.18

November 2016   04_11_16  11_11_16  18_11_16  25_11_16

December 2016   02_12_16   09_12_16

January 2017       06_01_17   13_01_17  20_01_17  27_01_17

February 2017     03_02_17   10_02_17  24_02_17  03_03_17

March 2017         03_03_17  17_03_17  24_03_17  31_03_17

April 2017            28_04_17

May 2017           05_05_17 19_05_17  26_05_17

June 2017          09_06_17   23_06_17  30_06_17

July 2017          05_07_17


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