Hampton’s Russian Department aims to instil in its students a passion and wonder for a country that spans over one third of the globe and whose language is spoken by over 288 million people.

Hampton School is fortunate enough to have two full time Russian teachers, one of whom is a native speaker. Both have considerable experience of life in Russia and share a love of all aspects of the language, culture and literature. The Department also has a part- time, native speaker language assistant who visits on a weekly basis to work with Sixth Form boys, helping to prepare them for oral examinations.

Boys can opt to study Russian from the Third Year at Hampton. They spend time in Russia, living with a Russian family and studying Russian in a language school.

It is an incredibly rich language, the study of which offers immense rewards and we are proud of our consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level.


The Russian Department organises a trip to Moscow or St. Petersburg every two years. The trip is open to all boys studying Russian, from the Third Year to the Fifth Year, as well as Second Year boys considering Russian as an option.

With our senior Russianists, we enjoy visits to Russian plays, films and exhibitions. We believe that boys should have a clear understanding of Russian culture in order to fully appreciate the language itself.

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