Inspections & Reviews

Hampton School is regularly inspected and assessed by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), the body approved by the government for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in the UK. This page details the outcomes of the two most recent ISI inspections conducted at Hampton: the Regulatory Compliance Inspection in March 2019; and the Integrated Inspection (Educational Quality and Compliance) in March 2016.

Regulatory Compliance Inspection – March 2019

Regulatory Compliance Inspection (RCI) reports issued by ISI are rather generic in nature. The 2019 inspection visit reported only on the School’s compliance with standards.  The standards represent minimum requirements and judgements are given as met or not metHampton School has met all of the inspection criteria and as such is judged to be fully compliant. The School meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and no further action was required as a result of the inspection.

Hampton School RCI Report

Integrated (Educational Quality and Compliance) Inspection – March 2016

ISI inspectors awarded Hampton the highest judgement possible in every category. Their main findings were as follows:

  • The quality of pupils’ achievements in academic and co-curricular areas is EXCEPTIONAL
  • The contribution of teaching is EXCELLENT
  • The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is EXCELLENT
  • The quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, is EXCELLENT
  • The quality of pupils’ achievements and learning is EXCEPTIONAL
  • The contribution of curricular and co-curricular provision is EXCELLENT
  • The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is EXCELLENT
  • The quality of governance is EXCELLENT

To see a summary version of the 2016 ISI report, please click on the image below:

Hampton Inspection Cover


To read the full report:  Hampton School ISI Report 2016

The Good Schools Guide (GSG) is a respected independent guide to schools in the UK. Their latest report on Hampton School concluded:

They would be justified in shouting their achievements from the rooftops.There is currently a real energy about the school and boys appeared to be genuinely happy.

One of the aims of the school is for Hamptonians to strive ‘for personal success while supporting those around them.’ If the boys who showed us around are anything to go by, they are accomplishing their goal admirably.

Hampton is producing young men of integrity. No wonder the head is so proud of them.

Full Report


Hampton School is very proud to be amongst the top UK senior schools included in this year’s Tatler Schools Guide 2021. Find out what they say about Hampton School:


The article below was published in The Spectator magazine in September 2020 looking at how Schools dealt with learning and teaching through the Covid-19 lockdown period. See below for the full article:

the spectator