Category: Press Releases

Richard Backhouse named HMC chair

31 March 2020

Berkhamsted Schools Group Principal named HMC chair for 2021-22 We are delighted to announce that Richard Backhouse has been voted HMC Chair for 2021-22. He will take up his post as… Find out more

Coronavirus and school closures

18 March 2020

Following the closure of schools in the state and independent sector because of the coronavirus outbreak, HMC Chair and head of Guildford High School Fiona Boulton said: “This virus knows… Find out more

HMC response to Labour Party manifesto

21 November 2019

In response to the publication of the 2019 Labour Party manifesto, Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director, said: “Independent schools already contribute significantly to local and national economies, including paying their… Find out more

HMC comment on Sutton Trust manifesto

7 November 2019

On the publication of the Sutton Trust Mobility manifesto, Mike Buchanan, Executive Director of HMC said: “HMC welcomes the continuing focus of the Sutton Trust on extending educational opportunity and… Find out more


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