Meet the Headmaster

Richard Russell was appointed Headmaster of Colfe's School in September 2005. He began his teaching career at Sevenoaks School in 1983 as a Classics teacher. As International Baccalaureate Co-ordinator and Director of Studies, he managed and oversaw the expansion and development of the IB programme at Sevenoaks.

In 1998 he moved to Forest School as Deputy Warden. Forest is the only major independent school in London's East End. It caters for boys and girls of all ages.

He is a Governor of the British School of Paris, Deptford Green School and the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools; a member of the HMC Universities Committee and a past Chairman of the London Division of HMC. 

Richard Russell was educated at Methodist College Belfast and Jesus College Cambridge where he graduated in Classics. During the latter part of his time at university and the early part of his teaching career he participated in four seasons of Mediterranean archaeology.