POSTPONED – 2020 Leavers’ Reception

We have been greatly looking forward to hosting our postponed 2020 Leavers’ Reception on Monday 20 December.  At the same time, we have been monitoring the current Covid-19 situation very closely and taking regular advice from our local Health Protection Team, especially regarding the implications of the Omicron variant.  Yesterday’s Government announcement about the imminent introduction of plan B measures ahead of the festive period means that there are now additional factors for us to consider.

As much as we want to hold the event this month, we also want to balance risk for everyone involved. Our 2020 Leavers’ event would welcome more than 300 attendees (including many university students living in different parts of the country) into an indoor space just five days before Christmas.  The health and safety of all members of our community, alumni, parents and staff, remains of paramount importance and so ‒ regrettably and after much deliberation – we no longer feel that it is appropriate for us to proceed as planned on 20 December.

Please rest assured that we are more determined than ever that this important – and overdue – School occasion for the Class of 2020 is in due course marked and celebrated in a meaningful, enjoyable and safe way. Alternative dates in the spring or summer (when we hope to be able to host an outdoor event) will be considered by the Senior Leadership Team and the Alumni Office.  We shall provide further details for your family diaries as soon as we reasonably can, and we really hope as many of you as possible are able to attend when the event can be held.

If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact the alumni office by email: alumni@hamptons​

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you back at Hampton in 2022.

The Alumni Office