Chris King, Chair of HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) and Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School said:
“Leading independent schools are committed to contributing positively to British education and culture. To that end we provide pupils with great opportunities to nurture their talent and pursue their dreams whether academic or creative.
Rather than denigrate the successes of our pupils it would be more productive to identify what independent schools do well and support the huge growth in partnerships which are happening between state and independent schools across the UK. Then we can work together to make sure all pupils reach their potential.”