Welcome to the Third Year Blog!

The penultimate week of half term has been a fantastically busy one for our Third Year Hamptonians! Whether it be the excitement of the Inter-Form Penalty Shootout competition on Monday, the curiosity and interest sparked by National Poetry Day on Thursday, or the importance of reflection when learning about Black History Month, the boys have enjoyed a thoroughly inspiring week at School! We can’t believe that there’s only one more week until half term where a well-earned rest will be the reward!

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Activities Week

Next week is “Activities Week” for Hampton Third Years.

As well as the usual range of co-curricular clubs and sports practices, the following additional “have-a-go” sessions will take place for Third Years only (all at 12:35pm):

Monday: “Have-a-go” chess in room 25 with Mr McBay & Mr Rigby.

Tuesday: 5-a-side football tournament on the School fields with Mr Hurst – this is not for boys in the A-E football teams who will have their usual Tuesday lunchtime training sessions. Any boy wanting to take part must bring sports kit, boots and shin pads.

Thursday: “Have-a-go” rowing in the ergo room with Mr Rowett – boys will be in sports kit on Thursday already.

Friday: Interform Dodgeball on the 3G with Mr Moore – mufti dress (form charity).

We encourage the boys to take this opportunity to try something new and enjoy their final week of the half term.

Coffee Mornings

We enjoyed meeting the parents of boys in forms 3A, 3B, 3C and 3E at Coffee Morning events this week and we are looking forward to welcoming parents of boys in forms 3D, 3F, 3G, 3H and 3J at the Coffee Morning events next week. For any parents wishing to swap contact details with each other, this is the ideal opportunity.

iPads Insurance

Please be advised that changing the case on your son’s School iPad will invalidate the School’s insurance policy on the iPad, because the insurers require that the specific model of case that we issue is used. If your iPad case needs to be replaced, please visit the bursary for a replacement (this is currently priced at £18.50).

Covid testing & vaccinations

It is important that all boys continue with the programme of self-administered asymptomatic LFD testing at regular intervals (twice a week) at home. Boys should have returned home with their latest box of LFD test kits this week. Please alert us if this is not the case. As previously, boys must not attend the School site if:

  • they have symptoms of Covid-19 (a raised temperature; a new persistent cough; a change in sense of taste or smell)
  • they have received a positive Covid-19 test result

Boys must take a PCR test if they have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, and receive a negative result before they can return to School.

If any boy is unable to attend School due to ill health, or for one of the reasons listed above, please notify the School by contacting Form Tutors and absence@hamptonschool.org.uk.

The programme of Covid-19 vaccinations will take place in School on Monday 11 October run by HRCH. Please refer the to emails sent on Wednesday 29 September and Wednesday 6 October for full information.

Boys – Please remember to let us, your Form Tutors or the relevant subject teachers know if you are having any difficulties.

Best wishes

Mr T Rigby & Miss V Smith

Third Year Art Trip

The Art department has organised a visit to New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury for all boys studying Art in the Third Year. It will form part of their Public Art classwork project.

This is always an exciting and stimulating trip which provides pupils with the unique opportunity to study a diverse range of exciting contemporary sculpture. You may wish to read about the sculpture park here.

The boys will attend the trip on either Monday 8 or Friday 12 November, depending on which group they are in, and parents should have received an email regarding the trip earlier in the week.

Third Year Interform Penalty Shoot-out!

After a tense and nerve-wracking shoot out, 3C and 3E successfully managed to convert all seven of their penalties and claim a joint victory on Monday lunchtime – well done, boys!

3E in particular were ecstatic to come away with the spoils. Team Manager Henry J said ‘It was a team effort, but Robinson scored a blinder’. Take a look at some of the action from the shootout competition below:

The Inter-Form competition is hotting-up already, and there’s so much still to play for! We’ve got many sporting and non-sporting competitions still to come – stay tuned for more action!

Next event – Dodgeball, Friday 15 Oct. Remember the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

Form Teambuilding Penalty Shoot-out Total Position
3A 8 5 13 1
3B 4 5 9 6
3C 5 7 12 4
3D 6 4 10 5
3E 2 7 9 6
3F 3 6 9 6
3G 1 3 4 9
3H 9 4 13 1
3J 7 6 13 1


National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day took place on Thursday this week. Why not have a listen to some of our inspiring Hampton teachers talk about the poems that really clicked with them!

Interesting snippets!

  • Jeff L (3J) performed as part of the Youth Music Theatre group in a short production at Draper’s Hall on Thursday evening. We’ve heard it was quite something – well done, Jeff!
  • Members of 3F have been revealing cultural items that they have at home that give an insight into their family’s history, ranging from a camel bone to a dumpling basket!!?
  • More news from Pens Down Day last week – 3E enjoyed playing the population game in Geography, where they learnt about population dynamics. In Greek, they enjoyed codenames where they uncovered spies using the Greek language. Max C and Sam T came out victorious!

U14 Sport

The U14A Rugby team played well but lost out in their weekend fixture recently, 20-10. Louis W and William S both scored tries though, and the game was close right to the end.

The ESFA Cup second round on Thursday was a damp affair for the U14A footballers. Ollie S reports on a fantastic win.

Our cup game in round 2 of the ESFA cup was in Tottenham, against Gladesmore Community School. On a pitch far different from Tottenham Hotspur’s pitch, we managed a convincing 5-1 win, playing on mud and wood shavings. Goals came from Quinn, a brace from both feet, Alex got another brace and Dexter scored a header. The best part was when Joe fell in the mud and our passes were intercepted by the mud. On to the next round we go! 

Great to see another match report from one our budding sports reporters appear on the Hampton Sports Chronicle website. Well done to Alasdair M (3A) who reported on the U14Cs 3-0 victory against Alleyn’s School last weekend. Take a read here


With just one more week until half term, there is still plenty of time for Third Years to try out some new and exciting lunchtime clubs that are such a part of what makes Hampton so brilliant – have a look below and pick a club to try out before the break!

From Art Club to Cryptic Crosswords, Book Club to Badminton, why not have a go and try something new!

Guys and Dolls

Next week sees the long awaited return of the Senior School Musical, as Hamptonians and LEH pupils entertain us with Guys and Dolls and there are still tickets available! Tickets are available on the School website.

Question of the week

71% of you correctly guessed that the School Mulberry tree was moved to its current position in the Cloisters approximately 80 years ago. Here it is back in 1939!

Merits go to Avi B, Sam T, Trivikram P, Adi S, Nolan B, Rohan L, William S, Ed M, Ralph Y, Nathaniel C, Arjan W, William M, Oliver D, Joshi R, Zaid A, Noel Y, Monty S, Leo L, Harresh J, Alex R, Thomas W-M and Ryan J. Bragging rights to 3G again for the most correct entries.

This week’s question is from the recent history books.

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Have a great weekend!

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