Hampton School was founded in 1557 by Robert Hammond, who left a sum of money in his will to set up a school for local boys in the parish of Hampton. Our other early benefactors included Nicholas Pigeon, his grandson Edmund Pigeon, and the Reverend FitzRoy Fitzwygram, who all used their wealth to support the education of local underprivileged children. Many generations on, Hampton remains committed to playing a full and active role within the local community.
As a former grammar school, Hampton has no historic endowment fund on which to draw, which has limited the number of pupils the School could support. There are many talented boys within the local community, who are unable to benefit from a Hampton education due to lack of funding. In order to address this, the Fitzwygram Foundation was established in 2016 as a separate, but linked, charity for the sole purpose of increasing the number of free places offered at Hampton School. There are currently 106 boys attending Hampton on completely free places and many more receive financial help with fees in the form of top up bursaries.
You can make a difference by making single or regular gifts, by leaving a legacy or through giving your time and expertise to current Hamptonians.