Dr Hugh McCormick


I grew up in Southampton, was a chorister at Winchester College, studied at the University of Oxford, and worked at Harrow and Sevenoaks before founding Copperfield Verbier.

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Hugh's story

Hugh founded Copperfield Verbier, and leads the team each day in its mission to provide an inspiring character-based education to all our students. Hugh's vision was always to open a school that put the students at the centre of everything it did.

Hugh enjoys a challenge of any nature, whether that be a Spartan Race, skiing Verbier's most demanding pistes, or opening a school in a matter of months. He loves exploring ideas with his colleagues, watching a brilliant film, or reading literature. 

Prior to Copperfield, Hugh achieved a First-Class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, followed by an MPhil and DPhil in Political Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He then worked as an investment banker at Macquarie and UBS, before embarking on a teaching career at top British schools. He founded Copperfield in March 2020.

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