And just like that we’ve reached the end of another half term at Hampton! You certainly all deserve a restful half term following your assessment week – well done for all of your hard work and how well you have conducted yourselves, now go and enjoy the sunshine!

Breaking up the assessments this week we have had two different sports sessions, on Tuesday everyone had the choice between cricket, softball and tennis. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, and it was a welcome break from the assessments. Today was the Interform Athletics competition – a full report of the event will be in our first blog back after half term!

We look forward to welcoming you back after half term for the final few weeks of the year!


Another bumper week for merits! Well done to the following Second Years:

Matteo Mastrodonato – 30

Freddie Turnbull – 70

Josh Millington-Jones – 110  (Wow!)

Tutor Question of the Week

This week the pupils wanted to know…  If you had a time-travelling machine, where would you go – to the future or to the past?

To the future – Miss Bryant, Mrs Kirby, Mr VA, Miss Tiller

To the past – Miss Winstock, Mrs Owen, Miss Holt, Mrs Hill,

Have you ever had a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask your form tutors, then please send your suggestions for next week’s Tutor Question Time to b.tiller@hamptonschool.org.uk.

Fantastic Football

Ben W (2F) and his Sunday football team, NPL Youth Football Club, had a phenomenal season winning the Surrey Youth League Premier Elite Division as well as the Surrey County Cup with Ben being named by the FA as Man of the Match. Together with a fantastic personal achievement, making it onto the reserves of the national ISFA team, made for his best season yet! Well done, Ben!

Calming Cricket

On Tuesday, we took a break from our exams to play some cricket, softball, and tennis. I chose to play cricket and it was a very fun escape from our exams. We played diamond cricket and were put into six teams and had three cricket tiers or pitches. The top one was Lords and the bottom Guildford cricket grounds. My team started in Lords and won our first match easily. However, we lost our second match by one point and were sent down. However, we struck back in our final game to return to Lords. It was a really fun experience and took my mind off exams.

By Umair M (2L)


Coming up after half term…

The world’s most beloved puppet comes to life in this humorous and heartfelt adaptation of the Carlo Collodi classic. Geppetto, a lonely toymaker, longs to have a child to call his own. But he soon gets more than he bargained for when Pinocchio – a marionette carved from an enchanted log – springs to life before his eyes! Filled with memorable characters and magical adventures, Once Upon A Pine reminds audiences of the importance of love, friendship and honesty. And that’s no lie.

Tickets for this year’s Lower School Summer Show will be available after half term. Keep your eyes peeled!

Club of the Week: ROAR!

ROAR! Is a club that takes place on Tuesday lunchtime at 13:15 and is located in the Music Hall. It is like a normal choir but a lot better since you sing songs from musicals, and they are always upbeat and fun! For example, right now we are singing Believer from Shrek the musical. You can also go on choir tours like the one this year where you go to Italy for four days! It is great fun, and you should come along if you ever have a free Tuesday lunch time.

By Max D (2L)


The Second Year Joke Competition continues to bring those who come to Blog Club a good laugh, thank you for all your submissions! This week the winning joke was submitted by Mr Worrall Congratulations, you’ve won a Merit! (Can we give teachers merits?!)

Did you hear about the optician who fell into a grinder?

He made a spectacle of himself.

We will be continuing the competition next week; you can enter by emailing b.tiller@hamptonschool.org.uk . If your joke gets a mention in the blog, then you can collect a merit from your form tutor. Remember to use your name and form otherwise you won’t get any credit for entering.

Try your best to crack us up – good luck!


Well done to everyone who had a go at last week’s quiz. Merits go to:

2J: Kian IB, Jack H, Jake O’R, Leo S

2L: Olly P, Max D, Kai W

2H: AJ C, Guradaes PS, Darshan S

2B: Rory M, Kiran G, Charlie D

2W: Abhideep S

Take a look at this week’s questions below, have a go yourself or challenge people at home and see if they know the answer. Points for the Interform Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries over the term.

This week’s questions come from Zach I and Kai W (2L). Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here. 

Here are the answers from last week’s quiz

  1. The Hague is a city in which European country? The Netherlands 
  2. Which country has its capital named after its first President? The USA
  3. Plato was a Roman Philosopher, true or false? False, he was Greek
  4. What was the name of the person who represented England for Eurovision? Mae Muller
  5. What is the name of Wrexham Football Club’s goalkeeper? Ben Foster

HAVE A GREAT half term break!

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