Lt-Col Henry "Stuart" Townend OBE (24 April 1909 – 26 October 2002) was the first headmaster to educate an heir to the British throne. A former gold medallist at the British Empire Games, he founded Hill House School, in Knightsbridge, London in 1951, an institution he continued to actively run until his death in 2002 at aged 93. At that time it was reportedly the world's largest private junior school with over 1100 pupils
He was for 10 years a member of Paddington Borough Council.
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