Bassett House School is part of Dukes Education.
Dukes Education is a family of schools and education organisations based in the UK. We bring together schools that are diverse in their offering and yet united as outstanding examples of teaching and learning.
Education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every pupil.
Our philosophy is to support each individual to live with purpose, to encourage a love of learning and to act as a team. All of this is underpinned by a quality standard that runs through everything we do. We believe that education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every pupil.
As part of Dukes, Bassett House continues to lead on all decisions and retain its independence. Dukes adds to this the benefit of the collective, providing security and support, a platform for sharing best practice, and the reassurance of a host of all-through education options.
Our primary office is located at: 14-16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR. The landline number for the office is +44 (0) 203 696 5300.
Aatif Hassan - Chair of Governors and Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education
Aatif founded Dukes Education in 2015. He is also Chairman of Cavendish Education, a group of 11 schools for pupils with dyslexia and autism; and a trustee of St James Independent Schools. Aatif is also on the board of CReSTeD.
Aatif has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Economics and also had a British Army commission. In 2020, he was awarded the Freedom of City of London for services to education.
Libby Nicholas - Vice Chair of Governors and Managing Director of Dukes Education
Nominated Safeguarding Governor
Alongside our Founder, Aatif, Libby is responsible for Dukes Education’s nurseries and day schools.
With an MBA from Cass Business School, Libby has held positions including Headmistress, Deputy Director of Education at Girls’ Day School Trust and Regional Director of Education for the South & West at the Academies Enterprise Trust. Most recently, Libby was also founding CEO of Astrea Academy Trust.
Libby’s areas of expertise include the delivery of school improvement, strategic organisational change, curriculum design, and innovation and all aspects of teaching and learning. Libby has authored two books – Understanding Leadership and Stronger Boards, Better Education.
She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7791 953552.