Michael Punt grew up in Brentwood, Essex and was educated at Brentwood School. He read Physics at Oxford University with sponsorship from the US chemical company Monsanto. In 1992, he left Oxford for Imperial College London, where he gained an MSc in Semiconductor Science and Technology with a research project in collaboration with GEC Marconi.
In 1993, Michael began teaching physics at St Dunstan&rsquo;s College, SE London. He took a PGCE whilst teaching and variously held the positions of Head of Year, Head of Oxbridge and Head of Physics.
In 2001, he moved to be Head of Sixth Form at the Perse School in Cambridge where, in 2004, he became Academic Deputy Head. In 2007, he moved back to Essex as Headmaster of Chigwell School.&nbsp; In 2022, he became the Headmaster of Bromsgrove School, an independent day and boarding school with just over 2,000 pupils aged two to eighteen.
Michael became a Governor at St Albans School in 2015. He is also an inspector for ISI and a member of the HMC Pastoral and Safeguarding Committee.
When possible, Michael enjoys spending time in Cornwall, cycling, sailing and gardening.
Michael is married to Gill and they have three sons.