Access Arrangements

Learning Support Information for Prospective Parents

Special Arrangements for Entrance Examinations

Hampton is a school of equal opportunities and we conduct our admissions on a fair and non-discriminatory basis. We are happy to consider pupils with special educational needs for entry to the School provided they satisfy our admissions criteria.

We encourage you to let us know as early as possible in the admissions process if your son has a specific learning difficulty, disability or long-term medical condition as this will enable us to put in place any necessary arrangements for the entrance assessments. This may include: use of a laptop, extra time, enlarged font, lift access.

Requests for special arrangements should be made at the time of registration and by 1 November prior to the entrance exam and, in the case of the 10+ Advance Place exam, before 1 October prior to the November examination.  We regret that we are unable to consider any requests made after this time.

All requests must be supported by:

  • A report from an Educational Psychologist, Qualified Specialist Teacher or equivalent Medical Practitioner, written within two years of the date of the entrance examination.
  • Evidence of history and need of provision at the candidate’s current school (we shall contact the applicant’s school direct for this information).

The evidence provided is reviewed by the Head of Learning Support and arrangements for the entrance examination subsequently confirmed with parents. In putting access arrangements in place, the School complies with the Equality Act 2010 and with JCQ Regulations. Assessments by Educational Psychologists, Qualified Specialist Teachers and Medical Practitioners must demonstrate in quantitative measures that the candidate meets JCQ criteria for access arrangements.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

If you feel your son has an EAL issue that may affect his performance in the entrance examinations please also let us know as early as possible in the admissions process. This will be taken into consideration when marking his papers and your son may be eligible to receive extra time in the exam subject to JCQ guidelines.