Aatif Hassan

Aatif Hassan

Founder, Cavendish Education
Biography

Aatif Hassan is the Founder and Chairman of Cavendish Education, a family of 11 schools supporting pupils with learning differences such as dyslexia and autism. Growing up with dyslexia, Aatif had to work hard to find his own way to succeed and credits the encouragement and support of his family and school as crucial to this success. He founded Cavendish Education in 2013 with the simple aim to ‘give others the chance to succeed against the odds and in the face of obstacles'. Aatif is also the Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education and is Deputy Chairman of Governors at St. James Independent Schools. Aatif is also on the board of CReSTeD. He 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.