We’ve had another very busy week here at Hampton (despite the freezing temperatures), here are some of our highlights from the Third Year this week:

On Monday Third Year attended the whole School assembly. We heard a talk from Mr Uccelli on the story of Antanas Mockus and how he attempted to clean up the streets of Bogata through community spirit and collective responsibility. Mr Nicholson led a Mindfulness exercise with the whole School which was very calming and reflective. The Headmaster finished by welcoming back everyone after the Christmas break and we heard the sports results from last weekend. We congratulated the impressive achievement of the 31 Upper Sixth boys who had achieved Oxbridge offers.

During Thursday’s PSHE session the Third Year continued to explore their current topic of future careers and completed an online questionnaire on their Ipads.

Six Nations Rugby Fantasy League

The Six Nations are upon us, not long to go until the first weekend of fixtures!

Like every year, Mr Studt is running a Six Nations Fantasy League, in which Third Year boys, Form Tutors and Mentors can do battle. Scan the QR code or access the following link:

Six Nations

Our password is KQEP

Join the League, create your team, and give it a witty (but acceptable!) nickname. It is free, and the rules are explained in detail on the website. A league table will be published on the Third Year notice board and on the blog each week, and an edible prize can be collected from Ms Smith and Mr Rigby each week by the overall league leader. From week 2 on wards an additional prize will be available for whoever did the best in that particular week (i.e. if someone is ahead in the overall league, you can still win a prize by scoring the highest points in any given week.) At the end of the Six Nations, there will be EVEN BIGGER edible prizes for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (as well as the obvious bragging rights if you beat teachers!).

Get involved!



Apply to be part of the team to represent the London Borough of Richmond in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on 28 April 2019. There are also details available on our website.

Trials are taking place at Parkrun events until 2 March.

See Mr Bolton or Mr Clarke for further details on how to get involved.

Music Department Diary of Events: Spring Term

The Music Department Diary of Events can be found by clicking on the link below. You are all warmly invited to attend our concerts and I am sure the boys would love to see you there if you are available!

Music Events

Creative Writing Awards

Are you creative? Do you enjoy writing?

Would you like to:

  • Attend a Creative Writing Masterclass with published author Sara Grant (sara-grant.com and on Twitter @AuthorSaraGrant)
  • Win book-tokens and
  • Have your work published in this year’s edition of Lion Print?

If so, write a story opening of no more than 750 words and submit a printed version of it to the English Office by 9am on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Before you start, you’ll need to read the competition brief and guidelines on Firefly (Resources > Co-Curricular > Creative Writing Awards)

There is a new Firefly section for the Creative Writing Awards (links below):




Boys in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years are invited to participate in the School Science Fair.

Competitors may work individually or in teams on a Science Project of their choice.

Competitors will present their experiment and/or findings at the Science Fair during lunchtime on Tuesday 26 March.

Entry forms are available from the Physics Department.

Entries to be handed to Mrs. White in the Physics Department by Friday 1 February.

Joke of the week

Applications are welcome from all aspiring Third Year comedians…

Please hand in your joke to Miss Smith & Mr Rigby in the HoY office.

Third Year Form News:

Mr Saul says that this piece of news has to be the headline for the blog this week. 3H got 10/10 in quiz of the day, which is the first time a 10/10 has been achieved in the two years Mr Saul has done it.

3B: Tej M was delighted to score 30/30 on his Spanish test this week. Well done TeJ!

Charlie H plays in the Merton music orchestra and is involved in their Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 20 March.

Victor S has been named Young Games Inventor 2018 for his inventive and ingenious board game. Congratulations Victor!

Sports Reports


The Hampton U14A’s dominated most of the match but we couldn’t execute our line breaks. In the first half we controlled the ball and had most of the possession but in the first and last five minutes we slacked and allowed Warwick to score a try around the breakdown. Throughout the second half we continued to break the line through darting runs from Zack G and powerful straight lines from Nico L. However we couldn’t finish these off and the game ended 7-0 to Warwick. It was a disappointing result but we move on to next week’s game against Campion. 

Cameron H


Match Report – U14c vs Wellington U15b

After our recent victory over Dulwich two weeks ago, the Hampton U14c team were ready to go again, determine to maintain our unbeaten run. The opening of the match was dominated by Wellington, however they rarely managed to get a shot on goal, as a result of the solid defending from the back four, however; a long, powerful shot saw Wellington take the lead. Unfortunately half time came with Wellington up by two goals, after a stern talk, we felt more organised and had hope when we returned for the second half. Throughout the last twenty minutes, we were taking more shots and found a rhythm, a lofted corner from Tom S enabled Harry G to flick the ball into the back of the net. With a new found confidence we continued to go at Wellington’s defence, however we couldn’t find a good opportunity to score. Solid goal keeping from Will H kept our hopes alive, and as we came into the last few minutes of the game, we didn’t give up, but went harder at Wellington. A through ball towards Harry resulted in the Wellington goalkeeper coming out in an attempt to clear the ball, Harry managed to prod the ball just to the side of the goalkeeper. Under pressure from an incoming defender changed nothing, as Harry simply slotted it into the goal. Despite a tense ending, with each side attempting to take the lead, the final whistle blew at 2 – 2. The U14c unbeaten run continues, and we look forward to Saturday’s fixture against Abingdon School.

Ollie L

Third Year Inter Form Competition Update- The Wills’ Cup:

Every year, the Third Year compete in a wide range of events in the Inter Form Competition. The Wills’ Cup, donated by two long serving members of the Pastoral Team, is awarded at Prizegiving to the Form which amassed the most amount of points in competitions running throughout the School Year, which range from a variety of sports to activities such as Chess and a Quiz.


FORM POINTS IN EVENT 1 (Teambuilding) POINTS IN EVENT 2 (Dodgeball) POINTS IN EVENT 3 (Cross-country) POINTS IN EVENT 4 (Volleyball) POINTS IN EVENT 4 (Table Tennis) Points for no detentions Total
3G 9 3 9 9 7 1 38
3E 8 6 8 8 3   33
3B 3 5 6 5 9 2 30
3J 4 9 7 7 2   29
3F 6 6 2 4 5 3 26
3A 2 3 5 6 6 1 23
3C 7 10 0 3 1 21
3H 5 3 4 4 4 20
3D 1 6 3 1 8 19


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