2018 University Offers


It has been an exciting start to 2018 for Hamptonians with over 50 offers received so far from global top-10 universities.

19 Hampton boys have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge across a very broad range of degree subjects, including Medicine, Chemistry, English, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Harry O’Loughlin School Captain 2017-2018

Six of the senior rowing squad have secured Oxbridge offers, among them School Captain, Harry O’Loughlin, who has been offered a place at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge to read Engineering. Sam Reynolds, a Roentgenium Award (top 1%) winner in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge last summer, has secured an offer to read Natural Sciences at Corpus Christi College.  Sultan al-Kawari has won a place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford to read Economics & Management, one of the most competitive and sought-after Oxbridge undergraduate courses of all.

Hamptonians are also receiving offers from a number of other leading educational institutions, including University College London and Imperial College, ranked 7th and 8th* in the world respectively. Currently, 31 boys have offers from these two colleges and this already impressive figure is set to rise over the weeks ahead. Once again, well over 90% of Hampton leavers are firmly on track to take up places at Russell Group or equivalent universities in the summer.

An increasing number of boys are choosing to continue their studies at one of the top American colleges. Eight members of the Upper Sixth are currently awaiting decisions from leading US universities, with swimmer Oscar Jameson already in receipt of a place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he will be part of the varsity swimming team.

The Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, offered warm congratulations and observed:

It is extremely pleasing that so many Hamptonians have again earned the opportunity to attend the world’s leading universities. Our boys’ distinctive combination of exceptional academic and all-round achievement is enabling them to succeed even though the international competition for places at leading universities continues to increase year-on-year.


*QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)