HMC statement in response to the Conservative Party Manifesto

18 May 2017
Posted by Heidi Salmons

"HMC welcomes the Prime Minister’s emphasis on extending a world-class education to all children and seeking to ensure that they have the opportunity to progress in society on the basis of their talents and effort.

These same aims underpin the extensive support our schools already offer to state school pupils, including free lessons, extra-curricular activities, facilities and the sharing of best practice in areas such as teenage wellbeing and responsible use of technology. Independent schools also open their doors to less well-off families with over a million pounds a day spent on help with fees.

HMC schools, working with the Independent Schools Council, have already offered to extend this significant support of state education. This will include, where possible, involvement in Academies and Free Schools.

Independent schools are part of the solution to social mobility, not the problem. We look forward to working with any future Government to help improve education for children wherever they go to school."

Mike Buchanan
Chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference and Head of Ashford School

 

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