Meet some of our inspirational individuals whose lives and career paths have been shaped by a Free Place at Hampton School.

Chetan Ladwa

Chetan Ladwa OH (2001) benefitted from a Free Place at Hampton School and credits this with changing his life. Today, Chetan works in finance in the City of London.

Koby Kalavannan

Hear from Koby Kalavannan OH (2020) about the life-changing impact of bursaries at Hampton School. Koby is now studying Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Luca Cericola

Trainee solicitor, Luca Cericola OH (2016) says a Hampton School Free Place changed his life completely and, without it, he wouldn’t be where he is today.

Patrick Ayree

Patrick attended Hampton through the Bursary Programme. After achieving a Master’s in Science Communication he decided on a career in front of the camera. Today, he travels the world working on some of the most popular prime-time wildlife series.


The support I received to attend Hampton enabled me to become the person that I wanted to be. Hampton not only allowed my enthusiasm for science to grow, but also encouraged me to be conscious of the world around me. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities that Hampton provided me with and I am delighted that The Fitzwygram Foundation will provide further free places to future Hamptonians.

Luke Dent

Luke graduated from St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2017 with a First in Materials Science and a nomination for a national academic award. He is pursuing a career in patent law. While at Oxford, Luke spent one summer on placement at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and another researching synthetic diamond materials. He continued playing rugby after Hampton, representing his college as well as the Oxford Colleges XV.

Hampton provided me with incredible opportunities and I am very grateful for the generosity of the benefactor who supported my place at the School. Hampton is far from a typical school; its nurturing atmosphere allows boys to work towards their ambitions, encouraging all-round development as people as well as students.