Below are some frequently asked questions concerning the School’s response to Covid:
Is the Hampton Admissions Office open?
Is the School open for all pupils?
We are delighted that we were able to reopen the School to all Year Groups at the beginning of term.
The School is operating in line with Government guidelines and we have made a number of significant adaptations to our routines and procedures to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone within our community . These include Year Group bubbles, one-way systems, regular cleaning, maintenance of social distancing and active promotion of personal hygiene. We may of course be required to make additional adjustments as the societal response to Covid-19 develops and if the current Government/Public Health England (PHE) guidance to schools in England changes.
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.
How were pupils taught and supported when the School was closed?
Our pupils’ education and wellbeing remain of paramount importance to us and we were keen to provide as much normality as possible. While the School site was closed we continued 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 was delivered via a combination of independent learning tasks uploaded each day to the pupil portal, and ‘live’ contact time using video conferencing software. This hybrid approach provided flexibility for teachers and boys while at the same time incorporating elements of classroom interaction which are the keystone of learning and teaching that happens at Hampton.
Boys and staff alike embraced the new ways of learning and teaching in their typical positive, good humoured fashion and we were really pleased with how successful our guided home learning proved. Standards were upheld and everyone, including parents – who are played a vital role juggling work, family and school supervision – rose to the challenge with huge commitment and enthusiasm. The success 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 was 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 are, however, holding a series of virtual Virtual Visits which you can book here.
We are also very happy to answer any questions or queries you may have by email or phone so please do get in touch if there is anything we can help with. We look forward to welcoming you to a Virtual Visit soon and hope to be able to welcome you for a personal visit before too long.
How do I register my son for Hampton?
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. Further details will be published on our website shortly.