Headmaster, Felsted School
Chris Townsend became the 28th Headmaster of Felsted School in September 2015, after serving five years as Deputy Head. Previously, Chris was Housemaster and Head of Boarding at Stowe. He grew up in Cheltenham and was educated at Dean Close, Cheltenham, before reading Classics at Brasenose College, Oxford. Chris began his teaching career back at Dean Close, where he ran a Day House, as well as being Master in charge of Cricket.
His experience is grounded in co-educational boarding schools. He believes strongly in the value of an all round education that seeks to develop every character within the school. He is also a governor of an independent school. Chris is married to Mel, who is also a teacher. They have two children one of whom is a pupil at Felsted and the other an Old Felstedian.