The Hampton story begins: local brewer and successful businessman Robert Hammond makes provision in his will for the foundation of a Free School at St Mary's Church, Hampton-on-Thames. The School in its earliest form educated no more than 20 pupils
Recognised as a grammar school in the 1600s, Hampton outgrows the site in the grounds of St Mary's Church and relocates to Upper Sunbury Road
The iconic Mulberry Tree was planted. Relocated to the current site 15 years later, the tree still stands proudly in the Cloisters
The School relocates from Sunbury Road to its current Hanworth Road site, opening in early September 1939 and immediately closing to allow modifications to the site following the outbreak of the Second World War. The grounds at the front of the School make way for air raid shelters, allotments and even a pig farm!
Following national and local education reforms, Hampton reverts to being an independent school, preserving the Sixth Form and retaining academic selection. The best elements of the Hampton Grammar ethos remain evident in the modern day School.
Celebrations mark Hampton's 450 anniversary and building starts on the 450 Hall (later re-named The Hammond Theatre) which continues to serve as a state-of-the-art venue for School and local community use
Denmead prep school, which joined the Hampton Trust in 1999, is renamed Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep School
The Fitzwygram Foundation is established with one simple but transformative aim: to increase the number of Free Places available to boys whose families could not otherwise access a Hampton education
A thriving community
The Hampton School Trust educates pupils from 3 to 18 years of age from across South West London, Surrey and Berkshire
First - Fifth Year
HAMPTON AT A GLANCE
Of our U6 pupils headed to Russell Group, or equivalent, universities in 2022
Boys on completely free places with many more receiving financial assistance with fees
Pupils from 64 local state maintained schools take part in 50+ different partnership activities
Acres of beautiful grounds and the Millennium Boat House situated on the River Thames
Fixtures are played annually in 18 different sports
Concerts, drama performances and recitals each year
Coach routes serving 1,000 pupils from Hampton and LEH
Global network of Hampton alumni
Hampton is in the top academic echelon of schools. In 2022, A Level and GCSE grades were exceptional with 89% of A Level grades at A or A*.
Of Hamptonians headed to leading Russell Group or equivalent universities in 2022, with 15 taking up places at global top-10 universities
Hampton is distinctive among the leading academic schools for its concurrent sporting excellence; many boys play at county, regional and national level across a wide variety of sports. Among many recent sporting highlights, our First XI footballers won the Under-18 English Schools' Football Association Cup and became national champions in front of 800+ very enthusiastic travelling supporters!
fixtures are played annually in 18 different sports
The Performing Arts thrive at Hampton School with a huge range of opportunities in music and drama. The Hammond Theatre is a professional standard venue, which hosts many superb School performances alongside regular National Theatre Live and Royal Opera House screenings.
Concerts, drama performances and recitals throughout the academic year
Scholarships & Bursaries
106 boys are currently on completely free places. Scholarships awarded in:
- Performing Arts
Hampton teachers, senior leaders and pupils are actively involved in a wide range of community partnership activities
- Over 200 Hampton pupils regularly volunteer at local primary and secondary schools
- Over 350 pupils benefit from ISSP partnership teaching days
- 80+ primary school pupils take part in the annual Maths Wizard competition
- 330+ pupils participate in music workshops or performances