Category: HMC News

2019 HMC Autumn Conference in the News

28 September 2019

Saturday 28th September 2019 The Times, Too much emotion bad for the young, says behaviour expert Gillian Bridge, (Gillian Bridge, HMC Conference 2019), 28.09.19 iNews, Boys’ private school bans ‘banter’… Find out more

Labour and Independent Schools

9 July 2019

Following media reports of moves by Labour activists to introduce a more punitive approach to the independent sector, HMC Executive Director Mike Buchanan said: “It would be a shame for this issue to be a… Find out more

Independent school attendance figures

28 June 2019

Commenting on new Department for Education figures that show a small drop in the numbers attending independent schools (1,910 fewer than in 2015), HMC Executive Director Mike Buchanan said: “The figures show… Find out more

Contextual admissions and Oxbridge

24 May 2019

Following the announcement by Oxford University that it is to increase its proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Chris Ramsey, Headmaster of Whitgift School and HE spokesman for HMC, said:… Find out more


HMC statement: VAT on school fees

16 October 2018

In response to media reports that the Treasury might be considering imposing VAT on school fees in the upcoming Budget on 29.10.18, Mike Buchanan, Executive Director of HMC and former… Find out more