Hampton’s Sixth Form Study Centre has been named in recognition of the huge contribution to our School community of former Headmaster, Barry Martin, who led Hampton between 1997 and 2013.
Guests including current and former Governors, colleagues, Hamptonians, and friends of the School, joined Barry and his family, including grandson Louie and granddaughter Anna, to celebrate his time at the helm as Hampton’s 26th Headmaster and to unveil a portrait that will be displayed in The Barry Martin Centre.
Beginning the celebrations, The Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, thanked Mr Martin:
Barry’s contribution as Headmaster was remarkable and the all-round success of the School today is his legacy and his wonderful gift to our community. He was instrumental in establishing the distinctive ethos and values that are so important to who we are and what we stand for. Hampton flourished under Barry’s aegis and we shall be forever in his debt.
Mr Knibbs also thanked Mr Martin and his wife Fiona for their selfless and innovative work with the School in establishing The Fitzwygram Foundation, the closely-linked educational charity that funds means-tested free places at Hampton.
Unveiling his portrait, Mr Martin thanked all those involved during his long association with Hampton
It was an immense privilege to be Headmaster of this wonderful School and I am deeply honoured and humbled to see my tenure remembered in this way. I was fortunate to work with and be supported by so many bright and talented people of great integrity and dedication, whether Governors, Common Room colleagues or our hugely gifted pupils, many of whom have gone on to be an enormous force for good in our world. The strength of Hampton over its long history has always been founded on its values and I am delighted to see that it continues to feel like one big family. I look forward with great pleasure to watching it continue to thrive in the years to come.
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