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Annual Review 2017 -18

‘A smorgasbord of cultures, characters and passions...boys are all united by a bright-eyed enthusiasm and an understated charm.’ Tatler Schools Guide 2018


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

For over 450 years, Hampton School has been helping boys to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

HIGHLIGHTS 2017-2018 Hamptonians continued to excel during 2017-18 across the full range of academic and co-curricular activities, as the following pages demonstrate fully. Our School remains distinctive in combining outstanding examination results with being one of the country’s finest sporting schools and offering a remarkably vibrant and varied cultural programme. We foster all-round excellence and nurture an achievement culture, but everything is approached in a proportionate, caring and balanced way. Boys have a lot of fun at Hampton and their many successes flow from their day-to-day enjoyment of life here. Our pupils are hugely talented and we encourage them to be personally ambitious, but they also understand the importance of friendship, kindness and supporting one another generously.

They treat others with respect and on their merits, inside and outside our gates; they will go on to contribute and lead with passion, empathy and cheerful resilience across a wide range of fields. I hope this Annual Review gives you an insight into why it is such a privilege to serve as Headmaster of our exceptional School.

Kevin Knibbs MA (Oxon) Headmaster


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

RESULTS

Record breaking results at GCSE and top grades at A Level confirm Hampton’s place among the country’s highest achieving schools. Hampton was ranked 5th in The Times GCSE League table.

GCSE RESULTS

204 candidates

67

94% OF ALL GRADES AWARDED AT 9-7/AH-A

BOYS ACHIEVED STRAIGHT 9-8/AH GRADES

A/7

B/6-5

Ancient History

6

5

3

14

Art

29

3

7

39

Biology*

149

34

17

Chemistry

174

24

5

C/4

3

Total

203 203

Chinese (Mandarin)

6

Computer Science

19

5

8

32

Drama

12

11

3

26

DT: Resistant Materials*

18

13

English Language*

143

51

9

English Literature*

150

46

8

204

French*

77

39

5

121

Geography*

90

32

12

German*

19

14

2

Greek

5

History*

76

30

17

33

2

1

198

6

Music*

16

2

1

Physics*

160

35

7

Religious Studies

55

9

6

Russian

4

2

Spanish*

86

23

Mathematics*

6

2

33

1

204

2

136 35 5

2

125 36 204 19

2

204 70 6

8

A75% H

1

118

Results as on 4 October 2018. Reformed GCSE grades 9-1 converted to equivalent unreformed grades. 1 Early takers sat unreformed GCSE, others sat reformed GCSE. * iGCSE.

96% 129 94% 198

OF GRADES AT 9-7/AH-A IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LITERATURE

BOYS AWARDED THE GOLD STANDARD GRADE 9 IN CHEMISTRY

AN IMPRESSIVE 94% 9-7 AH-A GRADES IN MODERN LANGUAGES

BOYS GAINED 9-8/AH GRADES IN MATHS

A Level/Pre-U Results 178 candidates

20

BOYS

A*/9-8

1

OF BOYS SECURED NINE OR MORE 9-7/AH-A GRADES

GRADES 9-8/AH

GCSE AND IGCSE RESULTS 2017-2018

Latin

82%

ACHIEVED STRAIGHT AH GRADES AT A LEVEL/PRE-U

186A

H

GRADES

31% GRADES WERE AT AH

AS Level Results 152 candidates 71% OF MARKS AT GRADE A

84% OF GRADES AT A/B

A LEVEL GRADES BY SUBJECT 2017-18 A* Ancient History

A

B

C

D

1

TOTAL 1

Art

3

3

2

1

9

Biology

8

10

11

1

30

Chemistry

4

12

11

2

Pre-U Chemistry

16

7

Drama & Theatre Studies Economics

7

English

2

1

1

2

24

16

3

4

31 24 3

8

1

56 7

English Literature

7

3

French

4

5

4

2

15

Geography

17

6

3

1

27

Pre-U German

1

1

1

Government & Politics

9

4

10

Greek Pre-U History

10

3 4

2

1 6

Latin

22

29 1

5

1

34

3

3

Mathematics

42

49

25

9

2

127

Further Maths

21

10

10

4

2

47

Additional Further Maths

2

2

Music

6

Pre-U Physics

22

29

5

8

Psychology

3

13

7

2

Pre-U Philosophy & Theology

2

3

2

Russian

3

2

Spanish

3

9

4 6 1

65 25

3

10 5

8

2

Results as on 4 October 2018. Pre-U grades converted to equivalent A Level grades.

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

INDIVIDUAL SUCCESSES

SAM REYNOLDS

H A R RY O ’ L O U G H L I N

Sixth Former, Sam Reynolds, was presented with the prestigious Roentgenium Award in the Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge. His exceptional results placed him in the top 1% of the 7,000 pupils who competed in the competition from across the UK. Sam is now reading Natural Sciences at Cambridge.

School Captain and 1st VIII rower, Harry O’Loughlin, confirmed his place at Cambridge to study Engineering and hopes to combine success in lightweight rowing with his university studies. In the week he learned of his exam success, Harry also completed his Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

JAKE COSTEN

GARETH LITTLEWOOD

Third Year, Jake Costen, was appointed Head Chorister at the Hampton Court Chapel Royal Choir, the second consecutive Hamptonian to hold this prestigious position. Jake’s responsibilities included leading the singing during choral performances and acting as a mentor to younger choristers.

Sixth Former, Gareth Littlewood, secured a place on a six year degree apprenticeship scheme with Jaguar Landrover. Gareth, one of the team of Hampton Design & Technology pupils building an eco-race car from scratch for the 2019 Shell Eco-Marathon, had to undergo a rigorous selection process before being selected for the programme that runs in partnership with Warwick University.

L O U I S LY N A G H

BLAKE CULLEN

Louis Lynagh was selected to play for England for a second year running and joined the U18 squad for their International Series in South Africa. Louis was capped against France, South Africa and Wales.

1st XI cricketer and Middlesex Academy 2nd XI player, Blake Cullen, played with Middlesex 2nd XI throughout the 2018 season and was part of the victorious London and East squad which won the ECB Super-4s T20 competition.

OSKAR JONES & OSCAR JAMESON

K O B Y K A L AVA N N A N

WILL THOMAS

JAMES DOWDEN

Sixth Former and swimmer, Oskar Jones won the Middlesex County Championship 50m Freestyle Open Age Group and raced at the Edinburgh International Championships and the Fédération Française de Natation Competition. British national medal holder, Oscar Jameson, competed for the London team at the National Schools Swimming Championships.

Sixth Former and Trumpet player, Will Thomas, reached the finals of the 2018 Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the latest in an impressive series of achievements including: the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Lutine Prize, Kingston Musician of the Year and Richmond Young Instrumentalist of the Year. Will is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Fifth Year, Koby Kalavannan, combined a string of top I/GCSE grades with an impressive performance on the Chess circuit winning the U18 British Chess Championship title, representing England at the European Youth Chess Championships and gaining his FIDE Master (FM) title.

Sixth Former, James Dowden won the London Voices 2018 Best Written Entry (beginners) journalism award for his profile on Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club. Currently editor of the Hampton Sports Chronicle, James hopes to combine his passion for writing and sport with a career in sports journalism.


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ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

FUTURE DESTINATIONS BOYS LEAVING IN SUMMER 2018 HAVE SECURED PLACES AT THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES: Bath

6

Manchester

6

Birmingham

3

Newcastle

4

Bournemouth

2

Northumbria

1

Bristol

19

Nottingham

13

Camberwell College of Arts

1

Oxford

6

Cambridge

8

Queen Mary, University of London

2

Cardiff

2

Reading

1

City, University of London

1

Royal Academy of Music

1

Durham

12

SOAS, University of London

1

Edinburgh

6

Southampton

4

Exeter

17

St Andrews

2

Imperial

2

Sussex

1

King's College London

5

UCL

7

Kent

1

UCLA USA

2

Lancaster

1

University of California Santa Barbara

1

Leeds

4

University of Colorado Boulder

1

Liverpool

3

Warwick

3

Liverpool John Moores

1

York

3

Loughborough

3

LSE

1

90%

OF HAMPTONIANS GAINED PLACES AT RUSSELL GROUP OR EQUIVALENT UNIVERSITIES

BOYS LEAVING IN SUMMER 2018 HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISCIPLINES:

A B C

E

F G H

Actuarial Science Aerospace Engineering Archaeology Art Foundation Astrophysics

Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biomedical Science Business & Management Business Economics Business Management Business, Management & Economics

Cellular & Molecular Medicine Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese & Economics Chinese Studies Civil Engineering Classical Studies with English Classics Combined Honours in Social Sciences Computer Science

Economics Economics & Accountancy Economics & Finance Economics & Mathematics Economics & Politics Electronic & Electrical Engineering Engineering Engineering & Management Engineering (Biomedical) English English & Spanish

Film French French & Spanish

Geography

History History of Art

I L M

N P R S

Integrated Design Engineering

Law

Management Marine Biology Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medicine Modern Language, Business & Management (Spanish) Modern Languages Modern Languages & Business Studies Modern Languages and Cultures Music

Natural Sciences

Philosophy Physics Physics with Theoretical Physics Politics Politics & Economics Politics & International Relations Politics & Sociology Politics and International Relations Psychology

Russian Russian & History Russian & Spanish

Sociology Spanish Spanish & Linguistics Spanish & Portuguese Spanish Studies & History Sport Development & Management


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

FOOTBALL

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR HAMPTON FOOTBALLERS AFTER AN EXCEPTIONAL SEASON

CRICKET

Our footballers had one of their most successful seasons in recent years reaching six cup finals and clearly demonstrating the strength of football at Hampton. The 1st XI won the London Independent Schools’ Cup in a tensely fought match against Brentwood School and the U15A’s won the Surrey Cup in style against a strong Carshalton Boys College team. The U14B’s and U15B’s both reached the finals of their respective England Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) competitions and coachloads of Hamptonians

travelled to the Stoke City stadium to lend their support – few things unite a school like a cup-final! The 3rd Xl were runners-up in the Trinity Cup (for 2nd Xl teams) and the U12B and 2nd XI both reached the ESFA semi-finals for B teams. An impressive 414 matches were played last season involving teams from the U12Fs to the 1st XI.

HAMPTON CRICKET TEAMS FLOURISHED IN THE SUNSHINE Hampton cricketers enjoyed another successful season with the U16s winning the T20 King’s Cup for the third consecutive year following victories over St Paul’s School, King’s College School and Dulwich College. Success was also evident lower down the School with the U14s reaching the semi-final of the Middlesex Cup and the U15As reaching the quarterfinal of the Surrey Cup. At senior level, notable performances included Blake Cullen’s 100 and Joe Wheeler’s 105 not out against the Oratory School and Cole Campbell’s 118 against Tiffin School.

USA TOUR

COUNTY CAPS

Surrey CCC – Rahul Desai, Denil Manuel Middlesex CCC – Blake Cullen, Jack Berg, Tanmay Thanawalla, William Knowles, Ali Jennings Middlesex 2nd XI – Blake Cullen Berkshire CCC – Mikey Ford

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS FOOTBALL A S S O C I AT I O N ( I S FA ) R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S Eight boys were selected for ISFA representative teams: 1st XI footballer George Maxwell for the U17 National team, Thomas Banks, Oliver Burke and Sami Omaar for the U15 team and Alex Dinan for the U14 development squad. Sam Brewster, Archie Kimble, Ben Robinson and Joseph Treacy were selected for the U13 ISFA regional development squad.

The senior football squads enjoyed a successful 10 day tour to the USA during the summer holiday, visiting Boston and Orlando and wining five of their seven games with some impressive performances.


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RUGBY

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR HAMPTON RUGBY Hampton takes great pride in its Rugby and last season was no exception with highlights including success in the Middlesex Cup, RFU Schools’ Cup and Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens. • The 1st XV reached the last 16 of the RFU Schools Cup and continued to play on one of the toughest circuits in schoolboy rugby • The U16As won the Middlesex U16 Cup for the fourth consecutive year • The U15s won the Middlesex Cup and reached the semi-final of the RFU Schools Cup at Allianz Park • The U14s reached the semi-final of the Middlesex Cup • The U13s won the Shield at the Middlesex U13 Festival • The U12s were runners up in the Middlesex Festival Cup The Senior Performance Squad and U15s enjoyed a four day pre-season training camp in Biarritz and the U13s and U12s also had a taste of life on tour playing a series of matches in Holland during the Easter break.

RUGBY SEVENS The 1st VII led the way once again in the Sevens season, winning the Hampton Founder’s Day 7s Plate, the Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s Plate and reaching the last 16 of the Surrey Open 7s. The U16s reached the last 16 of the RPNS 7s and the U14s finished in the final 12. Lower down the School, the U15s were runners up at the John Fisher 7s and the Ibstock 7s. The U14s won the Orleans Park 7s and the U12s won the St John’s 7s.

INDIVIDUAL HONOURS International Honours England U18 – Louis Lynagh USA U18 (7s) – Shane Barry

ROWING S U C C E S S O N T H E WAT E R

Academy representation Irish Exiles U18 (7s) – Rory Carroll, Shane Barry U16 – Aidan Barry, Tommy Nagle, Patrick Silcox Welsh Exiles U17 – Alex Boag, Gwilym Bradley, Billy Franklin, Arthur Thomas U16 – Max Goldin London Irish Development Squad U17 – Nick Bitzakidis, Gwilym Bradley, Billy Franklin U16 – Max Goldin, Louis Goodwin, Patrick Silcox U15 – David Ellis, Luke Greenall, Jesper Hartikainen, Tim Lamming, Matthew Le Moign, Rupert Reddish, Jack Slaney, Dylan Straker-Grimes, Alex Taylor, Henry Van Spall, Jack Wells U14 – Ben Freer, Tom Ketel, Ben Settle, Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl U13 – Gus Carter, Henry Donaldson, Cameron Hill, James Morgan, Freddie Skinner, Marcus Taylor Harlequins Elite Player Development Group U17 – Louis Lynagh U16 – Aidan Barry U15 – Jamie Benson, Tom Tomlin U14 – Ethan Knight

The Boat Club had another exceptionally busy year and our Hampton oarsmen were rewarded with some great results. The future certainly looks bright following an impressive performance from our J14 rowers who launched their careers in style at the Scullery Head at Dorney Lake, winning two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal. 11 crews competed at the Schools’ Head of the River Race on the Tideway with the J16 2nd VIII and J15 2nd VIII finishing second in their categories and the 1st VIII finishing fifth in the Championship Eights. At the National Schools’ Regatta, 108 Hampton oarsmen took part winning 32 medals between them. The top spot went to the J16 2nd VIII who won Gold and the coveted Eton Vikings Trophy. The 2nd VIII won Silver and the Championship Coxed Fours secured Bronze. Our Junior rowers once again demonstrated their potential, with a Bronze medal for the J15 2nd VIII. At the Henley Royal Regatta a tough draw for the 1st VIII in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup saw them bow out to eventual finalists Eton College.

NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ REGATTA 2018

108 OARSMAN

32 MEDALS

ETON VIKINGS TROPHY

J16 2ND XIII

WON GOLD


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SURREY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

There were tennis successes for junior and senior boys this year following some outstanding performances and determined play. The U13 team of Dominik Hagmann, Theo Mantell-Cooper, Ollie Drew, Henri Beauvilain, Nizar Al-Milli, William Heyes and Conor McNeany became Surrey League Champions for the second consecutive year following a closely contested final against St George’s College, Weybridge. The U13 squad showed superb team spirit throughout the competition and Freddie Liang, Marcus Bob, James Clark and Alex Richford all made valuable contributions to the team’s progress through the earlier rounds of the tournament. The Senior Team finished runners-up to Magdalen College at the National Finals of the British Schools’ Senior Championships after coming agonisingly close to winning the title following some exceptional play from Fraser Barclay, Gustav Durlind, Hamish MacCormick, James Hughes and Jamie Harris.

SUCCESS IN CHESS

A CLEAN SWEEP FOR HAMPTON CROSS C O U N T RY R U N N E R S

Hampton Chess players (Alfie Onslow, Max Elliot, Theo Dias, Jake Liang, Jake Ruse and Koby Kalavannan) finished the year with a flourish at the National Schools Championships in July. The team beat University College School, Wilson’s Grammar School and Brighton College in the group stages, before losing a closely fought match with Reading Bluecoat School, the eventual champions, to finish in third place.

Hampton’s cross country runners were on top form at the Richmond Borough Schools’ Cross Country Championships, winning the Sixth Form and combined Fourth and Fifth Year races to retain their title as Borough champions for the second consecutive year. Our intermediate runners secured a clean sweep In the Fourth and Fifth Year combined race claiming first (Sam Southall), second (Pavit Kullar), third (Indy Barnes) and fourth (Declan Connolly) places, a truly impressive achievement!

The first team also came second in the Surrey Schools League and strong performances by the second, third and fourth teams suggest promising times ahead.

10 Hampton boys helped Richmond win the Middlesex Cross Country Championships and Zak Wort, Sam Southall, Pavit Kullar and Indy Barnes were selected to represent Middlesex at the English Schools’ Championships. Six Hamptonians represented Richmond in the London Youth Games Cross Country Championships.

NEW BOROUGH AND COUNTY RECORDS F O R H A M P T O N AT H L E T E S At the Middlesex County Championships Hampton athletes secured five Gold medals with Louis Middleton, Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl, Antonio Polleri, Matthew Collingridge and Sam Southall all winning their events. Louis, Neo, Antonio and Jesper Hartikainen were selected to represent Middlesex at the South East Combined Events Championships and Louis, Matthew and Sam also competed for Middlesex at the National Championships where Sam reached the finals.

STRENGTH IN DEPTH STRENGTH IN DEPTH REMAINS A KEY F E AT U R E O F S P O RT AT H A M P T O N

TA B L E T E N N I S B O R O U G H C H A M P I O N S The U13 and U16 teams competed in the South London Table Tennis League and won their respective age groups in the Richmond Schools’ Championships competition. Both teams progressed to the London South Finals where the U16s reached the semi-finals of the main cup competition and the U13s won the plate competition.

ON THE SLOPES The Hampton U16 Ski team raced in the English Schools’ Ski Association (ESSKIA) National Championships, finishing in third place. 12 boys competed at BISS National Indoor Championships with four placed in the top 10 in their age categories. 10 boys travelled to Wengen to compete in the British Schoolboys’ International Races, and three boys raced in the Artemis British Interschool Ski Challenge in Pila.

16 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 200 BOYS IN 158 COMPETITIVE FIXTURES

32 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 480 BOYS IN 414 COMPETITIVE FIXTURES

22 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 270 BOYS IN 230 COMPETITIVE MATCHES

14 EIGHTS/ OCTUPLES INVOLVING 150 BOYS RACED IN 31 MAIN HEAD RACE AND REGATTA EVENTS


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

THE ARTS

The School’s art gallery has continued to showcase the extraordinary quality, breadth and technical skill of Hamptonians’ work celebrating the traditional disciplines of drawing and painting alongside digital and more contemporary approaches.

Lucas Gibbard

Ben Zielezznik

A RT S AWA R D Boys in the Third and Fourth Year developed both their artistic and leadership skills as they completed their Silver Arts Award, a GCSE level qualification accredited by Trinity College and the Arts Council, which involves planning and completing a creative arts project. The boys explored a wide range of art forms and demonstrated their work to local prep school children. Among the many inventive and impressive pieces of work was Toby Kerr’s harmonograph, a mechanical device that uses swinging pendulums to draw pictures. 'Dove' by George Sanders was selected by the ‘Never Such Innocence Charity’ to promote their ‘Together Project’, an international competition which aims to engage young people across the world with the centenary of the First World War through poetry, art and song. George will be going to the British Embassy in Berlin in November to take part in Remembrance Day events.

Gabriel Lewis


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The energy, vibrancy and creativity of Hampton musicians once again impressed and delighted audiences reinforcing the School’s reputation for exceptional musicianship.

Performances were numerous and varied and showcased the wide-ranging talent of boys across the School. Highlights included the Orchestra’s Christmas Concerts, New Boys’ Concert, Jazz Café, Carol Service and Summer Concert.

Our musicians also supported the local community; the Chamber Choir serenaded visitors at Hampton Court Palace and our male voice choir, Voices of Lions, helped raise funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association with their performance at the Langdon Down Centre in Teddington.

132

37 DISTINCTIONS

BOYS

MUSIC

Voices of Lions delivered a standout performance to a packed auditorium at the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

AND 51 MERITS

ASSOCIATED BOARD PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS IN 2017-18

ROCK CONCERT A SELL-OUT SUCCESS Energetic, high octane and fabulous, the 2018 Rock Concert was once again a sell-out success. Over 30 artists and bands performed to a packed audience in The Hammond Theatre with pyrotechnics, lasers and dry ice all adding to the atmosphere. Musicians from all year groups performed an eclectic range of songs including AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. The concert also showcased First Year, Felix von der Geest’s original song, You’re in Love and Will Priddis’ DJ performance to Bruno Dimitroff’s piano cover of Imagine by John Lennon.

Our talented Brass Quintet appeared in the ‘Lunchtime Series’ at the Royal Albert Hall

In July, three of the School’s Choirs toured Barcelona, performing at Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Família and Girona Cathedral


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T H E R A M AYA N A

PERFORMING ARTS

The Lower School’s production of The Ramayana was a colourful and vibrant display of acting, dancing, music, poetry and puppetry and had audiences enthralled. An ancient and epic narrative poem, The Ramayana, forms the basis of Hinduism. The collaborative project, involving the Drama, English, Art, Music and RS Departments and a cast of 38 Hampton and LEH pupils was a fantastic piece of storytelling which cleverly brought to life the story of Ram and Sita.

It was a typically lively and exciting year for the Performing Arts with a diverse range of performances involving boys across all age groups both on and behind stage.

ANYTHING GOES The joint Hampton and LEH musical, Anything Goes, celebrated pupils’ love of the Arts and proved a huge hit with sell-out performances. Set on the cruise liner the SS American, bound from New York to London, Anything Goes featured madcap antics, hilarious love triangles and crooked dealings. Flamboyant and slick, the show was superbly acted by a cast of Hampton boys and LEH girls and the challenging score was performed with huge aplomb by musicians from both schools.

OLIVER! A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR A cast of 51 pupils from Hampton and Waldegrave Schools brought the famous tale of Oliver Twist to life in the Junior Musical. Accompanied by 24 Hampton musicians and a score of catchy tunes the high-tempo production was full of energy, verve and foot tapping fun. Luke Michels’ moving performance as Oliver, Theo Bailey’s cheeky Artful Dodger and Jesper Hartikainen’s comic portrayal of Fagin, all won well deserved audience plaudits.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE There were rave reviews for this year’s Sixth Form production A View from the Bridge. Performed by a cast of 18 boys and girls from Hampton and LEH in the intimate setting of the Drama Hall the production was a sophisticated and masterfully nuanced interpretation of Arthur Miller’s 20th century classic. The sustained applause was well deserved for a talented cast who delivered intense and powerful performances under the directorship of Henry Bunney and Jonny Fryer - a theatrical triumph and definitely one of the highlights of the year.

C R E AT I V E J U I C E S F L O W E D Budding writers and poets from all year groups immersed themselves in the world of creative thinking in the second annual Creative Writing Masterclass with teenage fiction author Saci Lloyd. The boys were challenged to think creatively in a series of workshops based on the theme Memories of my Life. The day culminated with the 2018 Creative Writing Awards ceremony where shortlisting the finalists’ entries proved a tough task.

Leading figures from the creative world shared their passion and expertise with boys from the Third Year to Sixth Form at our second Creative Futures event. Representatives from the fields of journalism, video games design, music video production, advertising and acting provided the boys with a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the diverse and fascinating work of the creative sphere, and the opportunity to pick up invaluable career advice.


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

BEEKEEPING Although perhaps more niche, Hampton’s beekeeping club continues to spark increasing interest in these important pollinators. With awareness of bees’ vital contribution to the local ecosystem growing, Hamptonians took great pride in providing 100,000 bees with a stable home and mastering the art of looking after these incredible insects. Despite harsh weather conditions, both hives survived the winter and are building up honey stores for the Autumn, hopefully with some to spare for us!

The exceptional range of co-curricular activities on offer ensures boys’ academic studies are enhanced and enriched by opportunities beyond the classroom. These activities, which form an integral part of the School day, are essential in developing leadership and teamwork skills, independence and resilience and are a major strength of the School. Highlights this year have included:

F LY I N G H I G H The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) RAF Section was flying high following two parachuting courses, 60 air experience flights at RAF Benson and the thrill of free-falling in a 40-foot indoor skydiving wind tunnel. The Hampton CCF Contingent, which includes students from Hampton, LEH and Hampton High, was also put through it’s paces in School-based training, observing Remembrance Day and enjoying a leadership camp at Hampton and Summer Camp in Kent.

ADVENTURE SOCIETY The Adventure Society always offers boys plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement and last year was no exception with boys taking part in a whole range of action packed adrenalin fuelled activities. Highlights for younger boys included a weekend of orienteering and mountain biking at Bentley Copse for First Years, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and powerboating at Rockley Watersports for Second Year boys and a muddy day of paintballing in the Surrey countryside for 46 First and Second Year boys. The multi-activities trip to Snowdonia tested the stamina and nerve of Second and Third Year boys with some challenging rock-climbing and abseil descents and plenty of long distance hiking.

HAMPTON RADIO Hampton Radio’s reporters had a busy year. The Politics Team discussed everything from Brexit and gun control to the future of Catalonia, while the Sports Podcast experts filled us in on all the latest issues in rugby, football and cricket, and continued to debate Arsenal’s chances of winning the league. A host of excellent interviewees, included politicians, sports reporters and those from the world of radio, who popped in to give their tips and advice to our future broadcasters. MPs Zac Goldsmith, Stephen Hammond and Ruth Cadbury, Sky Sports presenter Adam Hunt, and former BBC Journalist James Helm are among those who visited the studio last year.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH Over 200 boys took part in the DofE scheme this year armed with rucksacks and compasses ready to face the challenges ahead in Snowdonia, the Lakes, the New Forest and Dorset. Hurricane Ophelia awaited four groups of boys who ventured to the Lake District in October on their Gold DofE expeditions.  Strong winds and driving rain accompanied the boys as they hiked for eight hours a day but, with grit and determination, they all survived, coping magnificently and completing not only their assessment but their Gold awards in great style! Other Gold expeditions were to Snowdonia at Easter, and the Lakes in June and August.

BOYS

200

TOOK PART IN THE DOFE SCHEME

and societies took place OVER clubs regularly throughout the year -

50

from drone club to film making, musical theatre to meditation and bridge to windsurfing.


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

TRIPS

AV O N T Y R R E L L Our First Year boys headed to Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest at the start of the Autumn term for two days of teambuilding, fun and making friends. High ropes, archery and a blindfolded trail were just some of the mental and physical challenges that put the boys’ teamwork, communication and thinking skills to the test. The raft building competition also led to an impromptu test of some of the boys’ swimming skills!

School trips are an essential ingredient of life at Hampton and our extensive programme of academic, adventurous, cultural and sporting excursions are designed to enhance learning, support personal development and broaden horizons. This year there were day and residential trips for all year groups, each providing unforgettable experiences and memories for our boys. Below are just a few highlights. WA S H I N G T O N D C

A trip to Washington DC offered 36 Politics and History pupils an insight into the life of a news correspondent when they met BBC’s North American correspondent, Jon Sopel, for a Q&A session and tour of the BBC’s Washington Office. A packed itinerary included visits to Congress, the Supreme Court, Trump International Hotel, a guided tour of the National Mall and an MLB match between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets.

HOLA MEXICO In August, 21 Hamptonians enjoyed a fabulous trip to Mexico to hone their language skills and soak up the culture of this fascinating country. This was the first time the Spanish Department had ventured to Mexico and it proved to be a resounding success. The boys enjoyed visits to Frida Kahlo’s La Casa Azul (the ‘Blue House’) and the Pyramid of the Moon and the Sun. Other highlights, included a visit to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itzá, a canyon safari boat trip and professional Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling fight.


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

GEOGRAPHY TRIP TO ICELAND GCSE Geographers headed to the land of ice and fire to see firsthand the amazing geographical landforms that Iceland has to offer. Starting in Reykjavik, the group of 45 boys made their way around the Golden Circle enjoying the spectacular waterfalls, glacier hikes, active volcanoes, explosive geysers and breath-taking scenery. There was also time to warm up in the geothermal baths.

SELECTION OF TRIPS

Avon Tyrrell, New Forest (First Year teambuilding), Barcelona, Madrid, Ronda & Cordoba, Mexico (Spanish), Sorrento & Slapton (Geography), Majorca (Tennis), Lake District, Snowdonia, New Forest, Dorset & Surrey Hills (DofE), Berlin, Florence & Venice (History), Temple Sur Lot, Seville, Devon, Yorkshire (Rowing), Austria, France & Italy (Skiing), Sri Lanka (Cricket), Munich & Konstanz (German), Hadrian’s Wall (Classics), Lille, Paris (French), Surrey Hills, Dorset & Namibia (Adventure Society), Lanzarote (Scuba Diving), Colchester, USA (Football), Biarritz (Rugby), Edinburgh & Barcelona (Music), Edinburgh (Drama).

EDINBURGH F R I N G E F E S T I VA L The Drama Department took a group of Fifth Year boys to the Edinburgh Festival this summer to experience the vibrant, buzzing atmosphere of The Fringe in preparation for their AS and A level Drama studies. The group enjoyed a diverse range of theatrical styles, from the quickwitted improvised Showstopper! musical and immersive experience of David Rosenberg’s Flight to the stunning physical theatre work of Tobacco Road and shocking realism in Chatroom.


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

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G E N O C I D E AWA R E N E S S More than one hundred pupils from schools across London came together for a Genocide Awareness Day at Hampton in October. The pupils were joined by survivors of the Holocaust and genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda After hearing the testimonies of survivors, pupils reflected on what they had learned through a range of workshops. The event was hosted by Hampton School’s pupil-led Genocide80Twenty campaign group, which works tirelessly to raise awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EVENT

COMMUNITY

Children from seven local senior schools took part in Hampton’s second Holocaust Memorial event, remembering the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust and those killed in subsequent genocides. The event focused on Bea Green, now in her nineties, who spoke to more than 300 pupils about her escape from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1939, on the Kindertransport.

Community service forms an integral part of life at Hampton and the development of our boys’ sense of social responsibility is one of the key pillars of a Hampton education. The School has developed extensive links both locally and internationally to support those who can benefit from its help, and charity work at the School takes many forms. Over the last year, boys have willingly and enthusiastically given up their time to take part in a range of activities from assisting at local primary schools, helping with trips and activities for children with learning

difficulties, to organising a Christmas party for local senior citizens. The boys themselves have also benefitted, developing leadership skills and confidence to do things that make a real difference. Our facilities are also available to the local community for a wide variety of sports, music and drama events.

Ruth Barnett, Holocaust Survivor


ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

ANNUAL REVIEW 2017/18

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The School was involved in a range of community partnership activities during the year, with highlights including: FORM CHARITY Form Charity raised over £13,000 last year through a host of projects and activities including a cake sale, character day, fancy dress fun run, mufti days, charity netball and lacrosse matches against LEH, a staff vs Sixth Form University Challenge Quiz and, inspired by the World Cup, a ‘team colours’ day. The money raised was donated to last year’s nominated charities - SPEAR,

Anthony Nolan and StreetInvest. Boys also participated in the Anthony Nolan’s national awareness campaign raising a further £500 selling charity wristbands. Funds were also raised for the Good Gifts appeal at Christmas, and the Hampton safe haven in Malawi.

JUNIOR SCHOOL MUSIC WORKSHOP In May, Hampton hosted its 20th annual Junior Schools Music Workshop involving over 100 pupils from local junior schools. Members of the Hampton Music Department, assisted by Hampton boys, led a day of music-making courses in singing, woodwind, strings, guitar and brass. The day culminated with a truly impressive evening concert for family and friends.

REVISION SESSIONS

FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Over 220 Year 5 and 6 pupils from 14 local primary and prep schools enjoyed a morning of football at the 17th annual Hampton Primary and Prep Schools’ 5-a-side Football Tournament in September. Refereed by our Sixth Form boys, the matches were competitive but fun with great sportsmanship displayed by all involved.

112 pupils from the state-maintained schools within the Hampton Independent/State Schools Partnership (ISSP) attended A*/A GCSE revision sessions in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 40 pupils from partnership schools and St Richard Reynolds Catholic College, Twickenham, attended a Latin course.

S C I E N C E D AY

43 GIFTED AND TALENTED PUPILS

43 gifted and talented pupils from across the ISSP Partnership spent a day at the School conducting experiments, learning about floating and sinking in Physics, enzymes in Biology, and exothermic and endothermic changes in chemical reactions in Chemistry.

S AT U R D AY S C H O O L This year’s 12-week Saturday School programme involved 35 pupils from local primary schools who thoroughly enjoyed enrichment lessons in Maths, English, DT, Science and Computer Programming to name just a few. Favourite activities included solving the Murder Mystery at Hogwarts in Chemistry and model car making and racing in DT.

M AT H S W I Z A R D COMPETITION Over 70 children from local primary schools battled it out for the title of Hampton School Maths Wizard Champions in our inaugural Wizard competition. Teams of Year 5 pupils put their heads together to tackle a range of maths challenges in a bid to win the coveted Maths Wizard Trophy. The pupils had a huge amount of fun discovering how rewarding and exciting learning Maths can be.


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NAMIBIA

The Hampton and LEH expedition to Namibia proved to be both the highlight of the year and a rewarding experience for 30 Hampton boys and LEH girls. The group spent time at the Ehombe School near the Angolan border teaching a variety of lessons and worked with the Africat Lion charity building Kraals to protect local villagers’ cattle from lion attacks. Football and netball matches were played against two local schools, and the group also found time for some sandboarding and whitewater rafting. Sixteen suitcases of sports gear, numerous calculators and pencil cases, kindly donated by parents, and a full football strip donated by Fulham Football Club were distributed to local schools and the Swakopmund Street kids charity.

TALK!

Hampton boys, Old Hamptonians, staff, parents and members of the local community enjoyed listening to a number of distinguished speakers in this year’s Talk! programme. Speakers included: • Prof Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC, formerly Advocate General of the ECJ – Brexit from the Lawyer’s perspective • Dr Emily Grossman – How to build a Human, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine • Grant Feller – Don’t Ban Fake News – Make it Part of the School Curriculum Instead • Theodore Brun – As Far as the East is from the West, Crossing Eurasia by Bike • Michael Lynagh – An Evening with Michael Lynagh • James Warner (OH 2004) – Engineering Supercars at McLaren

PROVIDING FREE PLACES AT HAMPTON SCHOOL Our new dedicated charity, The Fitzwygram Foundation, was launched in March. The Foundation will provide funds to offer completely Free Places at Hampton to boys from all backgrounds. Hampton has a long and cherished tradition of providing an exceptional academic and all-round education, with financial support available to boys whose families could not otherwise afford a Hampton education. We are whole-heartedly committed to ensuring Hampton remains an inclusive, leading independent day school with a strong ethos of social responsibility. The first two Fitzwygram Scholars joined Hampton in September 2018 on totally Free Places and the Foundation aims to provide 50 new Free Places at Hampton by 2025 to mark 50 years since independence.


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