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The head says he wanted to make the grounds ‘magical’ – and the staff have certainly done that. The school feels like something out of Swallows and Amazons, with Portmore Pond for sailing, Sandwalk Pond for fishing and a jaunty shepherd’s hut on the lawn. Pupils spend as much time outdoors as possible, for learning as well as play. We spotted a year 6 class learning about teamwork and communication in the outdoor classroom... 

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What the school says...

Walhampton is located on the southern edge of the New Forest near Lymington. Set in a hundred acres, with lakes, woodland and extensive games fields, the school provides wonderful facilities for sailing, fishing, riding, fieldwork, orienteering and traditional sports. The principal focus of Walhampton is to provide the academic rigour along side a true breadth of extra curricular activities. The dedicated and passionate staff and small classes help to explain the impressive scholarship board and our consistently fine examination results.

Through our well rounded approach to education, we also believe in helping each child to develop his or her own potential, whether it be in the academic, sporting or cultural life of the school. We prepare each child for the challenges of life ahead by providing opportunities to grow in self-reliance, self-discipline, confidence, Christian standards, responsibility and consideration for others. We hope that you can come and visit us and we would be delighted to show you all that Walhampton has to offer.
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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.


What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Titus Mills (40s). Educated at The Pilgrims’ School and Eton. Studied art history at the University of East Anglia, followed by a PGCE at Westminster College, Oxford. Taught in Tibet and Uganda and spent four years at St Mark’s C of E Primary in Lambeth (his year 6 pupils sang at his wedding and children from St Mark’s visit Walhampton every year). Later became head of St George’s British International Junior School in Rome, followed by six years as head of The Paragon in Bath.

Warm, charming and ultra-enthusiastic, he relishes a challenge and has turned Walhampton from ‘a sleeping giant’ into a top prep school, ‘a place of joy, laughter and positivity’. As well as focusing on the school’s academic rigour he has bolstered the staff team....

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Special Education Needs

Hordle Walhampton has a Learning Support Unit with four specialists including one to help with EFL needs. There is also a part time learning support assistant who works with individuals needing extensive help in the classroom. Children are supported on a one to one basis or in small groups where appropriate, and have a variety of learning needs including dyslexia. There are strong links between subject teachers and the Learning Support Department and meetings are held regularly to share information and strategies to help. There are also strong links between the Learning Support Department and the director for Pastoral Care in the school. Moderate or severe levels of disorder are beyond the resources of the school. Children with mild Aspergers and ADD conditions have been successful with support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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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