Sport & PE

Sport is a major part of both curricular and co-curricular life at Hampton School and plays an essential role in the physical, emotional and social development of every boy in the school. We are justifiably proud of the facilities, support, expertise and talent provided by the Games and PE Departments.

Boys in the First to Fourth Years have a double period of Games each week; the Fifth Year, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth share a triple period each Wednesday afternoon.

Unlike at many other schools, Hampton pupils can choose their preferred sport and have a wide choice.

We compete in prestigious local, regional and national competitions as well as holding regular fixtures with schools from across the region. It is expected that boys treat themselves, their opponents and all officials with proper respect and courtesy and they are encouraged to play with a sense of adventure and freedom without self-indulgence. We do not encourage dour, percentage-driven sport but sport with a sense of fun in the right measure. By the same token we understand and respect that some boys will play sport for leisure or health reasons rather than competitively.

Activities

Hampton provides competitive team sport in the following major games throughout the school:

  • Football
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

We also offer the following minor sports that enjoy considerable success in the competitive arena.

  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing

Staff

Each major sport has its own Master-In-Charge. The staffing of Games at Hampton is generous. Currently, we are able to offer an average staff/pupil ratio of 1:12. In addition to the PE Staff many of the academic staff are talented sports people and they offer additional teaching and support on the sports field. We are also fortunate enough to have regular visits from outside expert performers and specialist coaches.

Facilities

Hampton makes full use of its pitches, gymnasium and sports hall to the benefit of the whole school community. The facilities provided at the School Boathouse are superb and we are fortunate to have increased modern changing facilities. The Ten Year Plan includes the Sports Hall Development Programme, providing an Indoor Swimming Pool, on-site Squash Courts and state of the art Health and Fitness Suites.