Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nurseries are a member of Little Dukes, the early years arm of the Dukes Education family.

Dukes is a family of schools, teachers, learners, and parents connected by our pursuit of an extraordinary life for every member of our community.

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 student.

Aatif Hassan

Chairman of Dukes Education and Governor

Aatif founded Dukes Education in 2015. He is also Chairman of Cavendish Education, a group of schools for pupils with dyslexia and autism; and a trustee of St James Independent Schools. Aatif is also on the board of CReSTeD. Aatif...

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Professor Mark Bailey

Managing Director of Dukes Education

Prof Mark Bailey was educated at Durham University, where he obtained a first-class degree in Economic History, and then went on to the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD in History. His academic career between 1986 and 1999...

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Catherine Robertson

Finance Director of Schools and Nurseries, Dukes Education

Hilary Wyatt

Headmistress, The Lyceum School and Governor