British Isles membership is open to Heads of leading independent schools in the UK and Ireland, and is offered to the Head with overall leadership responsibility for the school.

For Heads working within HMC Foundations or all-through schools led by an overarching Principal or CEO, Affiliate membership is available, and details can be found here.

HMC has more than 300 British Isles members, leading schools in diverse and varied settings, including day and boarding, single-sex and co-educational, urban and rural.

By joining HMC, you are demonstrating your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards, and your school’s commitment to providing the best possible education for the children and young people in your care. Many schools in HMC have a long-standing membership of the association; others have joined more recently, and we are always keen to talk to heads wishing to join HMC.

Whether you and your school are new to HMC or have been part of the association for many years, there are wide-ranging member benefits including the opportunity to support your leadership development, network with fellow heads around the world, and access everyday practical support, advice and guidance for you and your school community. See our Benefits of HMC Membership brochure for more information.

To find out more about becoming a member of HMC, please contact our Member Services team at [email protected]