Top 10 Facts About HMC

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243,021 pupils are
taught in HMC schools in the UK and Ireland.

One in four of all those
attending the UK's top
ten universities come
from HMC's 296 schools.

90% of pupils in HMC
schools in the UK go on
to higher education.

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34% of pupils in HMC
schools across the UK
received help with their fees
in 2019/20.

76% of HMC schools in
the UK and Ireland are
co-educational, 12% are boys' only and 12% are
girls' only schools. 56% offer boarding
in some form.

Average fees in HMC schools start at £3,383
per term/£10,149 per
year for day students
and £7,932 per term/
£23,796 per year for
boarding students.

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Fact 9

99% of HMC schools
are in academic partnerships
with state schools.

There is one teacher for
every 9 pupils in HMC
schools in England
compared with one per
22 in the state sector.

100% of HMC schools are
involved in partnerships
with state maintained
schools and their local communities.

Fact 10


Pupils in HMC schools play
on average between 5 and 6 hours 
of sports and games
a week in over 40 different sports
- double the amount
played by pupils in state


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