We are excited to announce that the founders and owners of Copperfield have decided to partner with Dukes Education Group to realise our vision of a world-class education in an epic mountain setting. This is great news for the Copperfield team.
While the founding team was able to commence this innovative educational mission with the passionate support of our colleagues and families, it has been clear to us since inception that for Copperfield to fulfill its incredible potential, we needed to partner with a family of schools possessed of experience, scale and close alignment with our values.
This search took us to three continents, into the ancient halls of famous schools and the plush offices of financial institutions. We were not going to settle for anything less than the ideal partnership. And so it was that we met Aatif Hassan, the founder of Dukes Education Group.
Aatif’s passion for the transformational power of education, and his commitment to educational quality and student well-being was clear. Aatif has created a family of schools with a mission sympathetic to that which brought you to work for Copperfield, and Dukes decided to bring Copperfield into their family.
Including Copperfield, Dukes has 45 brands operating across 62 settings, supporting more than 8,500 pupils and over 2,500 staff.
There is mutual respect between the Copperfield and Dukes families for what they will learn from each other and Copperfield is only the second international school in Europe for Dukes. Both the founders of Copperfield and Dukes have a common set of values, vision and purpose, and we are excited by the tremendous potential for Copperfield to grow with the benefit of Duke’s world-class people, reputation and infrastructure.
Dukes is an exciting, innovative organisation with pupils, students and teachers at its heart. It is a family united by a strong common purpose: to give young people an outstanding start in life. With their partnerships, they have provided a gentle hallmark of quality to the schools, nurseries, colleges and educational services that they have integrated into their education group.
Students at Copperfield will benefit enormously from international exchange and summer camp opportunities, as well as sports competitions. Dukes has superb career counseling, internship and college counseling experience and platforms for children wishing to go to universities in the US, Europe or the UK. Teachers will gain access to the world-class leadership and professional development offerings of Dukes. Parents with children at Copperfield stand to benefit from a huge network of like minded families and learning opportunities within the Dukes community.