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Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HD
TW12 3HD
London – Outer (within M25)
020 8979 5526
1270, Upper sixth 170
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Founded in 1556 and endowed by the will of Robert Hammond, which provided for a school room beside the parish church and for a master’s salary. The present buildings, which are on a single green-field site with 27 acres of playing fields adjoining, date from 1939. Recent extensions and developments provide very good facilities and accommodation – most recently a 3G all-weather sports ground, a boathouse (jointly with Lady Eleanor Holles), and a state-of-the-art performing arts centre. Academic standards are high and examination results excellent, though the school also encourages personal responsibility and independent thinking. An extremely strong music department as well as considerable strength in drama and art; concerts, musicals and plays involve all age groups. A high reputation in games and sports and a large number of county and international representatives; the school particularly excels at football, cricket, rugby and rowing. There is a flourishing CCF, an adventure society and the school has a good record in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There are also strong links with local primary schools and a busy community service programme.

School Head:
Headmaster: Kevin Knibbs in post from 2013. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, and Oxford University (history). Previously Deputy Head at the school and Senior Master at Bolton School Boys’ Division. Teaching staff: 128 full time, 30 part time.
GCSE: 212 pupils in fifth year, gaining on average grade A* in 6 subjects (all include English, maths, a science, a humanity and a foreign language). A-levels: 176 in upper sixth, all passing in 3+ subjects, with an average final point score of 574.
Virtually all sixth form leavers go on to a degree course (15% after a gap year), 15% to Oxbridge. 8% take courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, 40% in science and engineering, 4% in law, 41% in humanities and social sciences, 3% in art and design, 4% in other subjects.
Music: Over a third of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can be taken. Some 30 musical groups including orchestras, wind bands, choral society, various chamber groups. Drama: Drama offered. GCSE drama and A-level theatre studies may be taken. All pupils are involved in drama productions at some stage in school career. Art and design: On average 25 take GCSE, 7 AS-level, 6 A-level. Many pupils have gone on to win prizes in foundation courses and degree shows.
15+ sports offered, including football, basketball, sailing, golf. Boys choose their sport. Particular strengths are cricket, football, rowing, rubgy, tennis and chess; national representatives in several sports, world medallists junior rowing championships, England U18 and U16 rugby, England schools football, recent winners of Independent Schools Football Association Cup. Also bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; CCF (optional; RAF and Army sections). 50+ clubs, from bridge to geographical, debating to film making.
Old Hamptonians Association, is run from the school.
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