Category: Press Releases


2 October 2019

HMC schools have significantly increased the amount of support they offer parents to help them understand their children’s mental health and wellbeing, heads have revealed. With teenage mental health high… Find out more


2 October 2019

Pupils in the Upper-Sixth preparing for university are very positive about the prospect of studying their chosen academic subjects and enjoying the facilities and societies on offer. But some worry… Find out more

ASCL report on The Forgotten Third

12 September 2019

Responding to the ASCL report on The Forgotten Third published this week, HMC Executive Director Mike Buchanan said: “This is comprehensive, landmark report which goes to the heart of how we… Find out more

Labour and Independent Schools

8 September 2019

Responding to articles in the media on Labour’s attacks on independent schools, HMC Executive Director Mike Buchanan said: “The Labour campaign to effectively destroy independent schools is not only a fundamental attack on… Find out more

New HMC Membership Secretary announced

27 August 2019

We are delighted to announce that Dr Simon Hyde, currently Headmaster of the King’s School, Macclesfield, will become the Membership Secretary of HMC in autumn 2020 upon the retirement of… Find out more

Oxbridge Blues

25 August 2019

Andrew Halls – Head Master, King’s College School Earlier this year, Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of Oxford, announced two major initiatives to help increase the number of students at the university… Find out more

HMC response to GCSE article

20 August 2019

Responding to a TES article entitled “Top unis’ GCSE demands favour private pupils” published on Monday 19 August 2019, HMC Executive Director Mike Buchanan said: “Heads of HMC schools choose qualifications… Find out more

Boards of Governors – HMC schools

13 August 2019

Responding to erroneous claims in The Telegraph that the presence of Oxbridge academics on 31% of HMC schools’ boards of governors is being used to unfair advantage, the following statements… Find out more

Reliable and transparent exam grading

12 August 2019

HMC has long campaigned for more reliable and transparent exam grading.  The problem – that different, subjective or ‘fuzzy’ marks awarded to essays often straddle hard grade boundaries – is affecting… Find out more

Social Mobility and the Conservative Party

15 July 2019

Responding to an article by the former Education Secretary Justine Greening, in which she calls on the Conservative Party to make greater efforts to promote social mobility, HMC Executive Director Mike… Find out more