Welcome to HMC

HMC (the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional Association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools.

HMC's independent schools are individual and distinctive offering parents a rich variety of options when choosing the right education for their child. But, at the heart of every HMC school is a commitment to the benefits of a holistic educational experience: academic excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular opportunities.

Independent schools statistic for HMC schools

HMC exists to serve and support its members, to represent their views and to exemplify excellence in education. In particular, HMC seeks to:

  • help members and their schools grow and develop;
  • promote and protect the independence of HMC schools;
  • encourage and share innovation in HMC independent schools and more widely;
  • promote the discussion of national and international educational issues; and
  • influence policy and public opinion with regard to the independent sector.