Below are some frequently asked questions while the continued Government-required closure of our School sites remains in place for the majority of pupils.
Is the Hampton Admissions Office open?
Our Admissions team are currently working remotely and will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Please contact them by email rather than phone as our phone lines are not continually manned at present email@example.com.
When will the School be open?
While Hampton remains open for key worker’s and vulnerable children, the School site is currently closed for the majority of pupils and visitors in line with Government guidelines.
From the outset of the Covid-19 public health threat, we have adhered to Government/PHE guidance, while also reviewing information and advice from the relevant professional educational bodies. This considered approach has served us well and we shall continue to take suitably risk-assessed decisions in a calm, measured and proportionate way, based on the official guidance as we move forward. As always, the health, safety and welfare of all members of the Hampton community remain paramount in our planning and decision-making.
There remain a number of unanswered questions around how schools will re-open fully but it is our strong hope that our School site will be open to pupils, parents, staff and visitors in September albeit with the possibility some Government-required societal- restrictions might continue to apply in educational settings. Please do check our website for updates.
How are pupils being taught and supported when the School is closed?
Our pupils’ education and wellbeing remain of paramount importance to us and we are keen to provide as much normality as possible. While the School site is closed we are continuing to offer an extensive programme of guided home learning and pastoral care, together with a varied range of co-curricular activities.
Academic provision at e-Hampton is being delivered via a combination of independent learning tasks, which are uploaded each day to the pupil portal, and ‘live’ contact time using video conferencing software. This hybrid approach provides flexibility for teachers and boys while at the same time incorporating elements of classroom interaction which are the keystone of the learning and teaching that happens at Hampton every day.
Boys and staff alike have embraced the new ways of learning and teaching in their typical positive, good humoured fashion and we are really pleased with how successful our guided home learning has been. Standards have been upheld and everyone, including parents – who are playing a vital role juggling work, family and school supervision – has risen to the challenge with huge commitment and enthusiasm. The success has highlighted the very special togetherness of the whole Hampton community and the strength of our ethos – as The Headmaster always emphasises to new boys when they join, we want them to aim for personal best while supporting those around them with kindness and this has been demonstrated in so many different ways during the School site closure.
Please click here for further information about e-Hampton and our Guided Home Learning programme.
Can I still arrange to visit the School?
The School is currently closed to visitors in line with government guidelines. We hope to be able to offer School visits again from September and further information will be published on our website in due course, in the meantime please register your interest via the link below.
Please note that priority will be given to those interested in joining the School in September 2021 or 2022 at 11+ and September 2023 at 13+.
Can I still register my son for Hampton?
Yes of course! To register your son for entry to Hampton please complete the online registration form using the link below.
If you have any questions regarding registration or experience any difficulties completing the online registration form, please email the Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you. Your registration will be acknowledged on receipt.
Will there be any changes to your entrance assessments next year?
We are planning to run our usual programme of entrance examinations including 10+, 11+ 12+, 13+ and 16+ assessments. We do, however, appreciate that the COVID-19 outbreak will have caused stress and uncertainty for many pupils as well as disruption to their learning and teaching during a crucial time in their education. All of our assessments are reviewed annually and we are currently looking at how we may be able to incorporate the impact of the pandemic within our assessment and selection process.
How will you ensure that pupils are safe when they return to School?
We appreciate that parents and boys may have concerns regarding their safety and wellbeing once the School re-opens. We shall continue to follow government and Public Health England guidance regarding hygiene practices as well as regulations regarding social-distancing. Our on-site School Nurses and Counsellors will also be pleased to help parents and boys with any specific concerns or queries. Please be reassured that the School will not re-open until we are permitted to do so by the government and will, at such time, ensure that all regulation guidelines are followed.