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Sheltering beneath the architectural grandeur is some pretty impressive modern technology. None of this has come at the expense of tradition, however, and bookworms would adore the fabulous school library: cavernous, marble-columned, galleried, and home to thousands of books. We liked the pupil work that we saw on display, particularly the French, and this struck us as a school where children are free to flourish at their own pace. Kindness really does seem to be the way here, and everyone we spoke to agreed. 'The teachers never, ever shout,' was one comment...

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The Hampshire School places traditional values at the core of our school's philosophy, whilst preparing our children for a rapidly changing world. Our school focuses upon exceptionally high expectations, key skills, knowledge and understanding of the British Curriculum as well as encouraging excellent attitudes to learning and metacognition. We place great value in our working partnership with parents.

At The Hampshire School we recognise the uniqueness of each child and we continually aim to provide an inclusive, enabling environment which empowers all children to achieve. The schools personalised approach to learning embraces and responds to diversity in individual learning styles and provides children with the skills, competence and attitudes for their future. Our extra-curricular provision is outstanding. We provide a comprehensive sport, cultural and performing arts programme beyond the school day as well as access to holiday camps, residential trips and participate in local events.

We are situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with easy access from most areas of the London region. The schools generous facilities provide a vibrant, supportive and creative learning environment that encourages challenge, curiosity and choice for all. We look forward to sharing that experience with you and your family. If you have not been to our school please feel free to visit.
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Since September 2018, Dr Pamela Edmonds BEd MEd EdD, previously head of St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford. Over two decades in senior leadership roles in prep and all-through schools, in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Spain, including teaching the IB in south east Asia. An ISI inspector, she has climbed Mount Fuji, enjoys sailing, squash, theatre and ballet.


Entry points at age 3 into the nursery, age 4 into reception, age 5 into year 1 and age 8 into year 4 - informal interview and assessment, designed to put children and their families at ease. Small entry point into year 7, 'but we're quite selective at that age, because of needing to guide them to the right schools.' Occasional places in other year groups do sometimes come up - always worth enquiring.

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Special Education Needs

All children at The Hampshire School have an entitlement to classroom based support as set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2002) and access to the whole range of school activities. Children requiring School Action Plus/ Early Years Action Plus can be accommodated by the school with the parents/carers funding specialist provision either in school or externally. It is integral to the school’s ethos that all children experiencing special educational needs are respected, encouraged and viewed in a positive way. At The Hampshire School children on the SEN register have Individual Education Plans (IEPs)which set out a number of targets to support children on their identified needs. Children on the SEN register receive at least one hour per week of individual support on their identified targets. Progress is closely monitored and the IEPs are reviewed regularly. Parents are given regular feedback and are consulted on the target setting for the IEPs. Provision for EAL is tailored to the child's needs. Children receive in class support, group and individual tuition, aimed at achieving full access to the whole school curriculum, as their language skills develop.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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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