Co-curricular

Hampton Court house has an extensive and diverse co-curricular programme which runs throughout the school from Early Years to Sixth Form. We have a wide base of clubs and societies which evolve to meet the needs of our students. If a student has a particular interest that they would like to pursue, foster or propagate then we will do what we can to help them. We encourage students to take part in at least one club a term with most choosing to do more.

Clubs Brochure Spring 2020 HCH

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Year 7 enjoy team building activities in the school grounds

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Middle Years Enrichment Afternoon 

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Ulani, in Year 7, made a card and cookies for the concierge who has always been helpful and kind to her family.

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Year 9 student releases debut single with band ‘Elastic Parade’

Snow in Year 9 is a lead vocalist in the band, Elastic Parade, supported by a local not-for-profit bands project called PowerJam. Elastic Parade have recently released their debut single ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and plan to release two further singles this summer!
All the bands involved in PowerJam... have worked tirelessly on rehearsals and polishing their performances even with the added challenges of a lockdown and school lessons on Zoom.

We are very proud of Snow’s hard work and creativity. You can listen to ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ here

Two further releases over the summer by Elastic Parade can also be found here
or by following: www.instagram.com/powerjam_band_project

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