A Message from our Founder

In 2015, I founded Dukes Education. The beginning of the Dukes story is simple. I wanted to do something I love, and I love developing young people. I’ve been inspired by many individuals throughout my involvement in finance, military and sport. Growing up with dyslexia meant I had to find my own way to succeed - but the encouragement and support of my family and school was crucial. I wanted to give others the chance to be successful against the odds and in the face of obstacles.  

At the top of every publication, email or letter from Dukes Education, you will see a small crown. When Dukes began, we decided to use a sign that expressed everything we wanted the company to be. The Dukes crown symbolises our ambition to be at the absolute top of the education sector - a mark of recognised quality. It also symbolises the ambition of our students and parents. They come to us for schooling, guidance and expertise because, in their own way, they want to build a ‘crown’ of achievement themselves. Our mission is to be the best at helping them to do this. Everything we do at Dukes is driven by a strong desire to nurture young people so they can achieve their true potential. 

I am so excited for our future. We are in a privileged position: we have a unique opportunity to create dreams and inspire excellence in our students. Only time will tell what lies ahead but we will continue to evolve and have fun while we create and inspire! Welcome to Dukes Education. 

Aatif Hassan, Founder
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Our People

Dukes Education comprises a team of dynamic specialists, dedicated to realising our aims of providing a personal and expert approach to education.

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Our values

Dukes Education’s member schools and organisations fit the group only if they are examples of excellence in their spheres of education. This means they are already doing what they do well. At Dukes, we take a long-term view – protecting the strengths of each, whilst reinvesting all surplus into resourcing innovation and growth.

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Dukes Schools

Dukes Education’s schools are chosen for their consistent excellence in the provision of learning and development for young people. Each has a unique and precious character. Dukes preserves this by ensuring Principals and Heads lead on all decisions regarding their schools and colleges. We add to this the power of the collective: bringing together best practice, training, and opportunities to invest in our schools through the security of a group.

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