Welcome to the First Year Blog!

Well done to all the boys on making it to the end of their first summer assessment week at Hampton! The boys have dealt with the assessments brilliantly, and we have been so impressed by their focus and positivity this week. While the boys were unable to enjoy their sports afternoon fully on Monday due to poor weather, they were able to participate in Interform athletics on Wednesday, and enjoyed the chance for a change of scene and some healthy competition! The boys have certainly earned their break over half term; with only four weeks to go when they return, they are very near the end of a very unusual first year at Hampton. Have a lovely half term, boys!


Lots of clubs are up and running now; watch this space for more clubs and sports training as they open!

Monday Library day – lunchtime

Clarinet Ensemble – P3 (Rm. 35)

School Choir – P3 (Music Hall)

Biology Club – 12:40 (B4)

Book Group – 1:15 (Library)

Cricket training – 12:40 (field)


Tuesday Chamber Choir – 8:15 (Music Hall)

Goalkeeping -12:40 (field)

Athletics (Sprints) – 12:40 (field)

Board games – 12:40 (field)


Wednesday Physics Club – 12:40 (P1)

Tennis training – 12:40 (Front Courts)

Athletics (throws/jumps) – 12:40 (field)


Thursday Philosophy Circle – 1:15 (Rm. 21)

Golf – 1:05 (golf nets)

Athletics (hurdles) – 1:05 (field)


Friday Tennis training – 1:05 (Front Courts)

Basketball Club – 1:05 (Sports Hall)

Chess – 4-5:30 (Rm. 25)


Interform Athletics

Lucas S-T (1P) reports back on interform athletics, which was delayed from Monday due to poor weather:

On Wednesday, the First Year boys had a break from the assessments with an interform athletics competition! The boys participated in a range of field and track events like 800 meters and long jump. We started off cheering for the hurdle runners, although some fell over! Then we started going about and doing our sports. Finally, we ended with a relay between the classes to finish off. The boys were very energetic and were making lots of noise! In the end, we had great fun and it’s always nice to have a break from the assessments!

Take a look at some of the action out on the School fields:


We are excited to launch our new 360° digital Voyage of Discovery tour this week and thought you may like to have a go.  The tour invites users to collect hidden items, earn Explorer Badges and answer tricky conundrums while exploring Hampton – a great way to find out why it’s such a great place to come to school!  Although the tour is aimed at younger boys who are thinking of joining Hampton we thought current Hamptonians might enjoy it too!

Voyage of Discovery

Coasteering Adventure

There were some very excited First Years ready and raring to go on their very first Hampton trip. A weekend of adventure awaits as the boys try their hand at abseiling, climbing and canoeing. Have fun boys!


We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school. Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mrs Ziegler (h.ziegler@hamptonschool.org.uk).


A few questions for you to have a go at yourself or challenge people at home if they know the answer. Merits are awarded for everyone who has a go! Just click on the link below and enter your answers and points or the Inter-Form Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries every week.

  1. Which English king died in 1066, leaving no heir to the throne?
  2. What colour balls are worth one point in a game of snooker?
  3. Who won the Global Icon award at the Brit Awards this year?
  4. Which gas forms the highest percentages of the Earth’s atmosphere?
  5. Which country in the world is believed to have the most miles of motorway?

Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here. 

Remember to write your name in the form so you can be credited with merits!

We had an impressive 30 entries for the 5 questions last week, 1J are in the lead this week with another fantastic total of 22 submissions! Wow, well done boys, nearly the entire form! Can we beat this next week? Well done to the following boys (make sure to add your merits in the back of your homework diaries and to collect your merit certificates when you reach 10!):

1B: Joshua C, Jathun J, Aditya K

1H: Alex C

1J: Casper S, Freddie T,  Akshat N, Billy T, Nathaniel C, Dylan M, Max V, Ameya M, Archer J, Daniel T,  Stanley A, Fabio TP, Joshua G, Ralph C, Aarush J, Maxwell G, Tom B, Yuvraj S, Matthew C, William M,  Ben B, Joshua R1L: Agalyan S

1P: Eugene K

1F: Fraser K. Leonid K

And here are the answers to last week’s 5 questions:

  1. Unscramble the letters to make the name of a well-known Pixar film: end of mining Finding Nemo
  2. What is the name of the hard rubber disc players hit in ice hockey? Puck
  3. Which new British military force was established in 1918? RAF
  4. What are people who suffer from triskaidekaphobia afraid of? The number 13
  5. How many bones are in the human body? 206

Have a well-deserved half term break!

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