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Academic life, like everything at Hampton, moves at quite a pace. It’s cool to be clever, and there’s a prevailing spirit of intellectual curiosity. Parents feel that Hampton gets a better balance than some competitors between academics and other activities. The strong focus on the boys’ happiness, alongside ‘really good teaching,’ helps them achieve exceptionally well academically but it is not a narrowly results-driven culture. ‘An unbelievable breadth of clubs’, from beekeeping (delicious Hampton honey!) to board games to...

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Hampton offers an excellent all-round education, encouraging high aspirations, independent thinking and mutual respect in an energetic and happy environment. The curriculum is enriched by an extensive co-curricular programme which forms an essential part of the balanced education which the School provides. Music, Drama and Sport are all strong.

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Since 2013, Kevin Knibbs MA, previously deputy head since 2007 and before that history master, head of lower school and senior master at Bolton School Boys’ Division. Read modern history at Oxford, gaining two football blues in the process. Open and personable ‘with no airs and graces’. Wife teaches chemistry at the school.

Very proud of Hampton, which he describes as a ‘super-charged grammar school’. Its down-to-earth friendliness immediately appealed when he first visited as a football coach when teaching at Bolton – ‘I’d have loved to be a pupil here’, he remarks, and prizes that warmth still. He tells parents that ‘Hampton will find out what their boys are good at and help them excel’, something endorsed enthusiastically by everyone we spoke to: ‘Mr Knibbs really sees the positives in...

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Special Education Needs

Please contact Hampton School for details of SEN provision. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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