• 'Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They have excellent attitudes to learning, work well together and are highly motivated to succeed.' Ofsted 2018
  • 'The well-balanced curriculum promotes a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning.' Ofsted 2018
  • 'Over time, pupils benefit greatly from being taught in dual languages from Years 1 to 4. As a result, they develop strong communication skills in both English and French, and also in other languages.' Ofsted 2018
  • 'The provision for children in the early years is outstanding.' Ofsted 2018
  • In the Sixth Form, 'The quality of learning in classrooms ensured that most students reached their first choices of prestigious universities in the United Kingdom.' Ofsted 2018
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Welcome from the Headmaster

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.
But to be young was very heaven!

Some may question whether Wordsworth’s lines written over 200 years ago can be applied to world events today.

At Hampton Court House, we strive to equip our children with the emotional literacy they will require to negotiate the vicissitudes of life and thus to find happiness and fulfilment.

The School is distinctive in the weight we place on achieving fluency in other languages; we instil in all our pupils a firm cultural and artistic framework, which underpins all their academic studies. And we seek to empower our students with the confidence to express themselves effectively in both their public and private lives.

We work with sparkling young minds – which sometimes need to be channelled and which sometimes need to be given free rein. Such is the paradox of education – there are no rules. Original thought requires the ability to think beyond, to adapt, to change and to innovate. All this is quite different from that necessary and vital skill of passing examinations, where there most certainly are rules (they’re called ‘mark schemes’) to be followed.

The lively debate between the conflicting demands of the heart and mind shapes, and continues to shape, our thinking at Hampton Court House and consequently our approach to the children in our care.

Please do come and visit us. I like to think that here to be young is indeed very heaven.

Guy HollowayMA (Cantab), NPQH, FRSA
  • Headmaster
Thursday, 27 Sep 2018, 2.30 pm

Early Years Open AfternoonAges 3–5

Thursday, 4 Oct 2018, 7 pm

Sixth Form Open EveningAges 16–18

Thursday, 8 Nov 2018, 2.30 pm

Middle and Upper Years Open AfternoonAges 9–16

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018, 2.30 pm

Lower Years Open AfternoonAges 5–9

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Explore Hampton Court House

Hampton Court House is an independent co-educational school. We take children from Nursery (three year olds) to Year 13 (eighteen year olds). The Sixth Form opened in September 2015.

Introduction