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Dukes Education & Governance

Radnor House Twickenham is part of Dukes Education, and Dukes Education is the Proprietor of the school.

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. To learn more about our family, visit

Our primary office is located at: Dukes House, 58 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ.

Aatif Hassan is the Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education. He is the Chair of Governors at Radnor House. He can be contacted by email on or by calling the Dukes Education office on +44 (0) 203 696 5300.

As part of Dukes Education, Radnor 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.

The Governors support and challenge the school leadership team, monitor the quality of teaching and the progress of school improvement, and oversee behaviour and safety. Acting as ‘critical friends’, the Governors do not involve themselves directly in operational matters, which are the responsibility of the Principal and the Executive Team. The Governors’ role is primarily strategic.


Aatif Hassan

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 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.

He can be contacted by email or phone on or +44 (0)7774 441000.


Libby Nicholas

Libby is the Nominated Governor for Safeguarding, Prevent and IT Filtering & Monitoring. She is responsible for Dukes nurseries and its day schools in West London.

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 or +44 (0)7791 953552.

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