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ANNUAL REVIEW

‘The compound of academic excellence, pastoral care, sporting prowess and creativity is meshed together by the pupils’ gentle charm’ Tatler Schools Guide 2019


ANNUAL REVIEW 2018-19

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


ANNUAL REVIEW 2018-19

HIGHLIGHTS Hamptonians excelled during 2018-19 across the entire 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 pre-eminent 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 here in a proportionate, caring and balanced way. Boys have a lot of fun at Hampton and their many and varied successes flow naturally from their day-to-day enjoyment of School life. Our pupils are hugely talented and we encourage them to be personally ambitious, but they also understand the importance placed in our community upon kindness, friendship 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 will give you an insight into why it is such a privilege and joy to serve as Headmaster of our exceptional School.

Kevin Knibbs MA (Oxon) Headmaster


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RESULTS

Summer 2019 examination results confirmed Hampton’s place among the UK’s highestperforming schools. Many congratulations to our Upper Sixth and Fifth Year boys on their recording-breaking A Level/Pre-U results and superb grades at GCSE. Hampton remains in the top academic echelon of schools nationally and again featured prominently in both The Times and The Daily Telegraph A Level league tables in August 2019 (placed 2nd among boys’ schools and 12th overall).

GCSE RESULTS 208 candidates 53 BOYS ACHIEVE CLEAN SWEEP OF

91%

72%

91% OF GRADES

72% OF GRADES

H

9-8 (A ) GRADES

9-7 ( A -A ) H

GCSE AND IGCSE RESULTS 2018-19 A*/9-8

A/7

B/6-5

C/4

Total

Ancient History

5

2

2

Art

10

10

15

2

37

Biology

157

30

16

3

206

27

13

9

Chemistry

167

Chinese (Mandarin)

12

207

Computer Science

27

4

11

Drama

10

24

2

36

DT: Resistant Materials

13

6

2

21

English Language

143

45

19

12 1

43

1

208

1

123

English Literature

143

52

13

French

75

39

8

208

Geography

108

13

4

German

30

7

3

1

41

Greek

16

History

81

37

16

5

139

Latin

40

3

3

1

47

3

125 16

Mathematics

192

13

Music

20

4

Physics

147

39

19

1

206

4

3

2

58

Religious Studies

49

Russian

9

Spanish

49

Results as at 10 October 2019.

208 24

9 52

9

1

111

9-8 ( A ) H

100%

OF RUSSIAN, MANDARIN, LATIN/ GREEK GRADES ARE

9-8 ( A ) H

100% 9-7 (A -A) OF MUSIC GRADES

H

119

CHEMISTRY GRADE

99%

9s

OF MATHS GRADES ARE

9-7 (AH-A)

50% GRADE 9s


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A LEVEL GRADES BY SUBJECT 2018-19

100%

79%

OF PRE-U CHEMISTRY GRADES ARE

A -A H

79% OF GRADES

A -A H

100%

OF RUSSIAN & GERMAN GRADES ARE

A -A H

45%

100%

OF MUSIC GRADES ARE

45% OF GRADES

A

A -A

H

37 BOYS ACHIEVE CLEAN SWEEP OF

H

A GRADES H

A*

A

Ancient History

B

C

D

TOTAL

1

1 6

Pre-U Art

4

1

1

Biology

11

15

9

2

2

39

Chemistry

13

25

5

3

1

47

Pre-U Chemistry

25

1

Economics

7

15

English Language

26 25

6

4

1

3

56 5

English Literature

6

4

3

French

3

9

2

Geography

12

9

5

Pre-U German

5

1

Government & Politics

7

8

6

3

Pre-U History

9

19

6

6

Latin

2

1

2

Further Mathematics

94

21

3

Pre-U Further Mathematics

26

18

2

Pre-U Music

3

Pre-U Physics

31

19

5

1

56

Psychology

4

11

7

1

23

Pre-U Philosophy & Theology

6

7

Russian Spanish

13 1 1

27 6 24 1

41 5

2

1

121 46 3

1

2 4

15

15

14 2

4

1

Results as at 10 October 2019. Pre-U grades converted to equivalent A Level grades.

24


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INDIVIDUAL JAMES THOMPSON

School Captain James Thompson, aced another set of exam results gaining four straight A*s at A Level following a clean sweep of 10 A* grades at I/GCSE. A valuable member of the senior Rugby squad, James helped secure Hampton’s quarter-final place in the Champions Trophy with a winning try against Dulwich in the final minute. James is now reading Biochemistry at Durham University.

L O U I S LY N A G H

School Rugby Captain Louis Lynagh, capped four times for England U18 and U19, secured a professional contract with Harlequins Rugby Club. Louis will combine his professional rugby career with university and plans to read Business Management at Surrey.

G W I LY M B R A D L E Y

Vice-Captain of Rugby Gwilym Bradley, won two caps for Wales U19 against Japan and England. Gwilym, who is now studying Economics at Bath University, has also recently been selected for Cardiff Blues A in the Celtic Cup.

W I L L I A M B O Y C E A N D E D WA R D A L L E N

For the first time in the School’s history, two Hamptonians received the prestigious Roentgenium Award in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. William Boyce and Edward Allen follow in the footsteps of three previous Hampton winners who all placed in the top 1% of those taking the exam. Last year’s Roentgenium award-winner Oli Bridge is now reading Natural Sciences at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

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

Lower Sixth Former Koby Kalavannan, continued to deliver a phenomenal performance on the Chess circuit, winning the U18 British Chess Championship and his FIDE Master title, the first of three stages to becoming a chess Grandmaster.

T I M WA L L A C E

Hampton all-rounder Tim Wallace enjoyed a stellar year. A talented musician, Tim played trumpet with the Brass Quintet and accompanied the Brass Band at the Royal Albert Hall. An accomplished sportsman, Tim represented the senior cricket and football teams and played a key role in the 2019 English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) U18 Cup which went to penalties. Goalkeeper Tim maintained a clean sheet to help Hampton win this prestigious trophy for the first time in the School’s history.


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GEORGE MAXWELL AND SHAUN-CHRIS JOASH

J U L I A N VA N B R U G H

BLAKE CULLEN

DOMINIC NUNN

JOSH B A RT H O L O M E W

FELIX ELLIOTT

TOM OLIVER AND VISHAL SAHA

VICTOR SMIRNOV

Captain of the victorious 2019 ESFA U18 Cup Team, George Maxwell, and Man of the Match Shaun-Chris Joash both won Sports Scholarships to study Liberal Arts at US universities. George is now enjoying life at Charleston and Shaun-Chris at Furman.

A portrait by Lower Sixth artist Dominic Nunn was selected for display in the 2019 BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, at the National Portrait Gallery.

M AT T H E W CRESSWELL

Star Chemist Matthew Cresswell, secured 11 A* grades at I/GCSE. Matthew also excelled in the notoriously difficult Cambridge Chemistry Challenge which he took a year early. He received a Gold award placing him in the top 10% of the thousands of pupils who sat the paper.

Straight A* pupil and Formula 1 enthusiast Julian Vanbrugh, secured his place at Coventry University fulfilling a lifetime ambition to study Motorsport Engineering.

Fifth Year Josh Bartholomew devised and created an online platform for the Hampton Sports Chronicle allowing pupils from across the Year groups to put their sports journalism skills into practice.

Linguists Tom Oliver and Vishal Saha both won Gold medals for their outstanding poetry performances in Spanish and German in the Modern Languages Poetry Live competition.

Blake Cullen achieved his first cap this summer when he was selected for the England U19s. Blake was their youngest player for the tri-series versus India U19 and Bangladesh U19. A stalwart of the Hampton First XI, Blake has also been a regular for the Middlesex Second XI across the past year.

Talented musician Felix Elliott followed in the footsteps of several Hamptonians after being awarded an Organ Scholarship at Girton College, Cambridge.

Third Year Victor Smirnov was named Young Games Inventor of the Year after devising his own strategy board game.


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FUTURE HAMPTONIANS SECURED PLACES AT THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES: Bath

25

Leeds

11

Birmingham

3

Liverpool

2

Bournemouth

1

LSE

1

Bristol

19

Manchester

3

Cambridge

10

Newcastle

2

Cardiff

3

Nottingham

12

Charleston USA

1

Oxford

18

Coventry

2

Queen Mary, University of London

2

Dundee

1

Reading

1

Durham

10

Royal Holloway, University of London

2

Edinburgh

7

Southampton

5

Essex

1

St Andrew's

1

Exeter

14

Surrey

3

Furman USA

1

Sussex

1

Heriot Watt

1

UCL

10

Imperial

3

University Arts London

1

Kent

1

Warwick

7

King's College London

8

York

2

Kingston

1

36

GLOBAL TOP-10 UNIVERSITIES OFFERS CONFIRMED INCLUDING

28 OXBRIDGE


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BOYS LEAVING IN SUMMER 2019 HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND DISCIPLINES:

A B

C D E

F G H

Accounting & Economics Accounting & Finance Aerospace Engineering Ancient History Art History Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biology Business Business & Economics Business & Management Business Management Business Studies Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese & Economics Chinese & Linguistics Civil Engineering Computer Science Computer Science with Business Studies Design Economics Economics & Finance Economics & Geography Economics & Mathematics Economics & Politics Engineering English English & French English Language & Spanish Environment & Business Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Evolutionary Biology Film, Television & Digital Production French French & Italian French & Spanish French & German Geography Geography & Planning Geophysics German & History German & Politics German & Russian Hispanic Studies History History & History of Art History & Russian History & Spanish Human Biosciences

I

International Business International Business Management International Management & Modern Languages International Management & Spanish International Relations Italian & Spanish

L

Law & French Liberal Arts

M

N P

Materials Science Mathematics Mathematics & Economics Mathematics & Philosophy Mathematics & Physics Mechanical Engineering Medicine Modern Foreign Languages & Cultures Modern Languages Motorsport Engineering Music Natural Sciences Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy & Economics Philosophy & Linguistics Philosophy & Theology Physics Politics Politics & International Relations PPE Psychology

S

Social Sciences Spanish Spanish with Business Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies Sports & Exercise Medical Sciences

W Z

War Studies & History Zoology

OVER

90% OF ALL HAMPTONIANS GAINED PLACES AT RUSSELL GROUP OR EQUIVALENT UNIVERSITIES


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U18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Our First XI footballers entered the School history books after winning the 2019 English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) U18 Cup for the first time. Commitment, hard work and dedication were all rewarded as our senior players lifted the coveted ESFA trophy, one of the most sought-after prizes in schools’ Football. Hundreds of Hamptonians, parents, staff and alumni travelled to Shrewsbury Town Football Club to lend their support in what was truly a whole School community occasion.

2018-19 was an exceptional year for Hampton Football, with the U15 B Team also reaching the final of their ESFA competition, the Second XI winning the London IS Cup and the Third XI winning the Second XI’s Trinity Cup. The U12 A Team also reached the final of the Surrey Cup.

I N D E P E N D E N T S C H O O L S F O O T B A L L A S S O C I AT I O N ( I S FA ) & E S FA R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S 12 Hamptonians were selected for ESFA and ISFA representative teams: George Maxwell and Shaun-Chris Joash were capped for the ESFA U18 Team, Louis Instrall for the ISFA U17 National Team, Tom Banks, Oliver Burke and Sami Omaar for the U16 Team and Joseph O’Pray and Antonio Polleri for the U15 National Squad. Patrick Harvey, Conrad Knight, Toby North and Jamie Wilson were selected to represent London ISFA U15 Team. Joseph O’Pray and Sam Evans also represented the Surrey Schools U15 Squad and Jamie Wilson was selected for the U14 ISFA Development Squad.


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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 three Middlesex Cup titles. The headlines, however, went to the U12 B Team who were unbeaten all season, a remarkable achievement in their debut year at Hampton!

• The First XV reached the quarter-final of the RFU Champions Trophy and continued to play on one of the toughest circuits in schoolboy Rugby The U18 and U16 Teams won the Middlesex Cup, the U16 Team for the fifth consecutive year The U15 and U14 Teams both reached the finals of the Middlesex Cup The U13 Team finished in the top four in the Middlesex U13 Festival The U12 Team won the Middlesex Festival Cup

• • • •

The Senior Performance Squad enjoyed an unbeaten tour to South Africa during the summer holiday returning home with memories that will last a lifetime. The U15 Team also had a taste of life on tour with a pre-season training camp in Biarritz.

RUGBY SEVENS

The First VII led the way once again in the Sevens season, winning the Middlesex Open Sevens, the Reigate Sevens Plate and finishing in the top six in the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens Cup. The Second VII, U15 Team and U14 Team won the Ibstock Sevens and the U14 Team were runners-up at the Reigate and Surrey Sevens and won the Plate at the Warwick Sevens. The U13 Team were undefeated at the Rosslyn Park National Sevens and won the Surrey Sevens Plate. The U12 Team won the Warwick and the Ibstock Sevens.

INDIVIDUAL HONOURS International Honours England U19 – Louis Lynagh USA U19 Sevens – Aidan Barry Wales U19 – Gwilym Bradley U18 Academy League Representatives London Irish U18 – Jesper Hartikainen Harlequins U18 - Aidan Barry, Jamie Benson, Louis Lynagh Welsh Exiles U18 – Alex Boag, Gwilym Bradley, Arthur Thomas Harlequins Elite Player Development Squad U18 – Aidan Barry, Louis Lynagh, Arthur Thomas U16 – Jamie Benson U15 – Ethan Knight U14 – Zack Gellatley London Irish Player Development Squad U18 – Gwilym Bradley U16 - David Ellis, Luke Greenall, Jesper Hartikainen, Tim Lamming, Matthieu Le Moign, Lucas Mangham, Rupert Reddish, Jack Slaney, Alex Taylor, Henry Van Spall U15 – Ben Freer, Max Leman, Thomas Ketel, Thomas Simm, Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl U14 – Jamie Brownleader, Gus Carter, Thomas Cowin, Henry Donaldson, Cameron Hill, Henry Langrish, James Morgan, Marcus Taylor


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ROWING S U C C E S S O N T H E WAT E R Hampton oarsmen continued to impress in another exceptionally busy year competing in over 30 Head Races and Regattas including the Schools’ Head, National Schools’ Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta. The highlight of the year was undoubtably the 80mile charity row from Radley, Oxford to the Millennium Boathouse in Hampton. 120 pupils, staff and parents from the Hampton and LEH Boat Club battled torrential rain, strong winds and blistered hands to raise over £68,000 for local hospice charity, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. The two-day row, involving 18 boats and 28 locks was an outstanding accomplishment given the particularly challenging conditions and was achieved with the Boat Club’s trademark resilience, good humour and team spirit. 104 oarsmen from across all age groups competed at the National Schools’ Regatta with eight crews reaching their respective finals. At Henley Royal Regatta the First VIII lost to St Paul’s Concord, USA in a tough draw in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup.

HAMPTON AND LEH BOAT CLUB RAISED

OVER

£68,000

FOR LOCAL HOSPICE SHOOTING STAR


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CRICKET

Hampton cricketers enjoyed a successful season with our young and talented First XI recording impressive wins against Dulwich College, Reed’s School, St Paul’s School, King’s College School, RGS Guildford and a tie against Eton College. Success was also evident lower down the School with the U15 A Team and U12 A Team both winning the Middlesex Cup in style, a well-deserved reward for our Colts who made huge progress throughout the season. The U14 A Team reached the semi-final of the Middlesex Cup and the U15 A and U13 A Teams reached the semi-final of the Surrey Cup.

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS England U19 – Blake Cullen

COUNTY CAPS

Surrey CCC – Findlay Barrand, Maddox Dakin, Rahul Desai, Zack Gellatley, Hugo Knowles, Tanmay Thanawalla, Thomas Tabor, Natty Taylor, Alex Zotov Middlesex 2nd XI – Blake Cullen Middlesex CCC – Jack Berg, Blake Cullen, Ali Jennings, Umar Khan, William Knowles Berkshire CCC – Mikey Ford, Naavya Sharma


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Alongside the traditional team sports of Football and Rugby we offer expert coaching in a wide range of more specialist sports ensuring that all boys reach their sporting potential. Our specialist sports include, but are not limited to, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Fencing, Golf, Sailing, Table Tennis and Volleyball.

B A S K E T B AL L

Our First Year Basketball Team won the Richmond Knights’ Basketball Festival and were runners up in the Surrey Basketball Festival tournament.

ATHLETICS

A number of Hamptonians were selected to represent Middlesex in the inter-county championships: Hayden Christian and Nico Luckman (80m hurdles), Gus Carter (300m and long jump) and Daniel Townend (high jump). Hayden and Nico also competed for Middlesex at the South East Schools’ Championships along with Louis Middleton and Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl. Our intermediate boys won the 100m hurdles at the prestigious Achilles Relays in Oxford and our junior athletes competed strongly in the English Schools’ Cup, finishing fourth in the South East final and narrowly missing out on a place in the national final.

T E N N IS

Determined play and some outstanding performances saw the U13, U14, U15 and Senior Teams all reach finals day in the Surrey League with the U15s victorious. The U13 and U15 Teams both won the Team Tennis Competition and in the Surrey Festival, the Seniors (Joss Connell, Heath Whittington) and U14 Team (Dominik

Hagmann, Theo Mantel-Cooper) narrowly lost in the final. The Senior Team (Fraser Barclay, Joss Connell, Gustav Durlind, James Harris, Hamish MacCormick) also reached the regional semi-finals of the Glanville Cup.


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SKIING

Hampton skiers took to the slopes inside and out competing at the English Schools’ Ski Association (ESSKIA) National Championships, the BISS National Indoor Championships, the British Schoolboys’ International Races, the English Alpine Ski Championships and the Artemis British Interschool Ski Challenge. Four U16 skiers; Alex Bush, Euan Gallagher, Toby Gwynne and Hal Lewis reached the finals of the ESSKIA Championships.


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TABLE TENNIS

Our U16 and U13 Teams repeated their success of 2017 reaching the English Schools’ Table Tennis Association London South Finals.

BADMINTON

The U14 and U16 Teams came first in their respective age groups in the Richmond Schools’ Badminton Championships and the U14 Team were placed third in the London Schools’ Finals.

C H E S S R E CO R D

Hampton Chess players chalked up a School record this season with the First, Second and Third Teams topping their divisions in the Surrey League, winning 20 of their 23 matches. The Fourth Team also performed well finishing third in their league. Hampton’s First Team were runners-up in National Schools Chess Championships, the fourth consecutive year the School has finished in the top three. Individual honours went to Alfie Onslow and Koby Kalavannan who represented England and Rajat Makkar who represented France.

CROSS-COUNTRY

Hampton athletes won the Richmond Schools’ Cross-Country Tournament for the third consecutive year with Pavit Kullar winning Gold in the Sixth Form race and Declan Connolly finishing first in the combined Fourth & Fifth Year event. Six Hamptonians represented Richmond in the London Youth Games Cross-Country Championships and ten boys helped Richmond win the Middlesex Cross-Country Championships.


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SCALING NEW HEIGHTS

The School climbing wall proved excellent preparation for the Independent Schools’ Climbing Competition and trips to Snowdonia, Swanage and the Peak District enabled our keen climbers to hone their skills on real rock.

STRENGTH

S P O RT F O R A L L R E M A I N S A K E Y F E AT U R E O F H A M P T O N L I F E

19 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 220 BOYS IN 157 COMPETITIVE FIXTURES

28 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 400 BOYS IN 503 COMPETITIVE FIXTURES

14 TEAMS FIELDED INVOLVING OVER 270 BOYS IN 208 COMPETITIVE MATCHES

14 EIGHTS OCTUPLES INVOLVING OVER 160 BOYS RACED IN OVER 30 MAIN HEAD RACE AND REGATTA EVENTS


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A portrait by Lower Sixth former Dominic Nunn, was selected to go on display at the National Portrait Gallery in the 2019 BP Portrait Award: Next Generation.


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ARTS

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

Hands by Alex Kavanagh GCSE

Talented Sixth Form artist Nik Yazikov, secured a place to study Art History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Nik’s photography is currently on display in Hampton’s new photography gallery.

Praying for Peace by Theo Bailey GCSE

Veiled Woman by Joel Malam Pre-U

Gabriel Lewis


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SIXTH FORM SCULPTURE

Lower Sixth artists worked with PiM Studio Architects (part of the RIBA Education in Schools’ initiative) to produce a mobile sculpture for the new Sixth Form Study and Careers Centre. The sculpture was inspired by the Japanese concept of Komorebi, which means Light through Leaves, and was designed to complement the living-wall also installed in the new building.

Brothers by Jamie Bird GCSE


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Landscape by Felix Elliott GCSE

Pipeline by Arjun Paintal GCSE

Birds in Flight by Oscar Nolan GCSE

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 qualification accredited by Trinity College and Arts Council England, which involves planning and completing a creative arts project. The boys explored a wide range of art forms from fashion design to model-making, jazz composition to playwriting and photographic books to novellas. The boys also participated in an Arts Award Leadership Day for local prep school pupils, leading workshops on a diverse range of creative skills including animation, drama, website design and model making. Track by Alex Persson Pre-U


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PERFORMING

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

CRAZY FOR YOU Delighting sell-out audiences and achieving rave reviews, the Hampton and LEH Senior School Musical, Crazy for You, was a glittering sensation. Flamboyant and slick, the show was superbly acted by a cast of over 50 Hampton boys and LEH girls and Gershwin’s challenging music score performed with huge

aplomb by musicians from both schools. With perfect comic timing, Matt Mundy shone in the lead role of Bobby Child and was ably supported by Fred Spence as theatre impresario Bela Zangler, and Shahin Rezvani, as the villainous Lank.


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ALL MY SONS The sustained applause was well deserved for the talented cast of All My Sons who delivered an intense and emotionally charged performance of Arthur Miller’s 1940s classic under the directorship of Johnnie Clark, Joss Connell and Ethan Delaney-Smith. The Sixth Form production, involving a cast of ten senior pupils from Hampton and LEH, was a theatrical triumph and one of the highlights of the year.

THE CRUCIBLE A cast and crew of 34 Hampton boys and LEH girls transported the Hammond Theatre audience back to 1600’s Massachusetts as they retold the real-life events of the Salem Witch trials in the inaugural joint Fourth Year production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

MOBY DICK – A H I T AT T H E FRINGE Our senior dramatists received rave reviews as they entertained audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their interpretation of the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick.

‘What a surprising, precious little lump of ambergris Leviathan Theatre’s production is (four stars). This 10-strong cast of young men perform not just with energy, but with restraint and nuance.’

Fest Review of Leviathan’s Moby Dick

R AT S ’ TA L E S The hugely entertaining and magical Lower School production of Rats’ Tales had audiences enthralled. The colourful, high energy and vivacious show weaved together folk tales from around the world and included the use of shadow puppetry and live camera projection.


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

The numerous and diverse performances continued to showcase the wide-ranging talent of our boys and their love of music. Highlights included the Christmas Concerts, New Boys’ Concert, Jazz in the Park, Choirs for Change Charity Concert, Christmas Carol Service, Woodwind and Strings Concerts and the Summer Concert.

ROCK CONCERT: A PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE Energetic, high-octane and fabulous, the 2019 Rock Concert was once again one of the highlights in the School calendar. Over 30 artists and bands performed an eclectic range of songs from rock band classics to original tracks, written and sung by Hamptonians including; Figure it Out by Fourth Year Tom Wykes and Home, performed by Fourth and Fifth Year group What Happens Next. The intermediate Rock School’s rendition of No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age and Junior Rock Band’s performance of songs by Green Day received rapturous applause while senior musicians produced an electric atmosphere with performances from Max Elliott and The Shams.

BOYS

167

48 DISTINCTIONS

AND 49 MERITS

ASSOCIATED BOARD PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS IN 2018-19


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BRASS BAND The Hampton Brass Band had an unforgettable experience as they closed the show at the Primary Prom Concert at the Royal Albert Hall playing to a packed audience of primary school children. The Band’s appearance followed their success at the National Festival of Music for Youth at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC SUCCESSES • Felix Elliott followed in the footsteps of several Hamptonians winning an Organ Scholarship to Girton College, Cambridge • Tom Morrison was offered a place in the National Youth Choir •

VOICES OF LIONS Voices of Lions impressed in their seventh appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attracting crowds in excess of 100 for all six shows with a challenging repertoire of classical and contemporary numbers.

Jack Lucas was appointed Apprentice Conductor for the Ripieno Choir, a position which provides choral conducting experience and training to young musicians. Jack will take up his position in 2020


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BEYOND THE There is a whole world beyond the classroom at Hampton and the exceptional range of co-curricular activities on offer ensures that our boys’ studies are enhanced and enriched beyond the academic curriculum. These activities are essential in developing leadership and teamwork skills, independence, confidence and resilience and are a major strength of life at the School. Our inaugural No Limits Week in October challenged Lower School pupils to try out as many co-curricular clubs as possible and with over 50 on offer there was certainly plenty of choice! From, producing a short film and mastering tactics on the chess board to designing a remote-control drone and broadcasting over Hampton Radio there was something for everyone.

OVER

50

clubs and societies took place regularly throughout the year - from bridge and dance to drone club and film making


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Highlights from the co-curricular programme this year included:

ADVENTURE SOCIETY

With numerous opportunities for fun and excitement, the Adventure Society is always a favourite and last year was no exception. Highlights for younger boys included mountain biking, coasteering, kayaking, sea-cliff climbing, sailing, windsurfing and powerboating as well as a muddy day of paintballing. The multi-activities trip to Snowdonia tested the nerve and stamina of our Second and Third Year boys with some challenging rock-climbing and abseil descents and plenty of long distance hiking.

HAMPTON RADIO

The weekly Hampton Politics Radio podcast, chaired by Charlie Key, explored a range of pertinent political, social and cultural topics with Hamptonians airing articulate, passionate and well-informed opinions. Unsurprisingly, Brexit frequently dominated discussions!

BEEKEEPING

Our committed apiarists took great pride in looking after the 80,000 bees living in the Hampton hives and with plenty of sunshine and an abundance of summer flowers we are hoping for a bumper harvest of Hampton honey in the Autumn.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Over 350 boys were involved in Gold and Silver DofE expeditions during the year. Armed with 65-litre rucksacks and compasses, the boys braved driving rain, hail storms and saw only the occasional glimpse of sunshine as they hiked hundreds of miles in the New Forest, Dorset, the Lake District and Snowdonia.

BOYS

350

TOOK PART IN THE DOFE SCHEME

F LY I N G H I G H

The Hampton CCF, which includes students from LEH and Hampton High, was put through its paces in School-based training, 60 air experience flights at RAF Benson and a successful summer camp at Beckingham. The contingent also honoured those who fought and died in the First World War joining the Lord Mayor’s Parade and the Remembrance Service at Hampton Memorial.

YOUNG REPORTERS

Hampton’s journalists won 11 prizes at the Newsquest Young Reporter Awards Ceremony and were the only school to receive an award in every category.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN) SUCCESS

Hamptonians enjoyed a series of successful MUN conferences including the Haileybury School Conference, one of the most prestigious and largest MUN conferences in the UK. Exploring a number of complex global issues the boys debated with their trademark enthusiasm and typical eloquence to win a number of individual awards and the highly sought-after Distinguished Delegation Team Award making this one of Hampton’s most successful conferences.


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School trips are an essential ingredient of life at Hampton and our extensive programme of academic, cultural, adventurous and sporting excursions is 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 life-long memories for our boys. Here are just a few highlights.

CHINA A two-week trip to China provided a group of Hamptonians with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and its traditions first-hand. Staying in a boarding school, the boys took part in lessons and enjoyed a range of activities including Tai Chi, Chinese music and dance and calligraphy. There was also time to see some of China’s famous historic sites including the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors.

NEW YORK

Lower Sixth Economics pupils visited New York, one of the most important financial districts in the world. Highlights included a behind-the-scenes tour of the United Nations Headquarters and a walking tour of Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.

U S L I T E R A RY T R I P

A visit to Massachusetts provided Lower Sixth Formers with the opportunity to tour New England’s literary sites including Orchard House, home and setting for Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women.


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SKI TRIPS Junior and senior skiers enjoyed perfect conditions on the pistes of Alpe d’Huez in France and Bormio in Italy. Our senior skiers successfully navigated the challenging World Cup run while our juniors, including a number of novice skiers, improved their technical skills and enjoyed plenty of apres-ski activities including ice skating and tobogganing.

S I C I LY A group of Third Year Geographers headed to Sicily to study the island’s many geographical features including the coastal landforms of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari and Vulcano where the boys took in the awe-inspiring views as well as the acrid smell of sulphur which engulfs the area. The group also explored Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, making the most of the geothermal vents to warm their chilly hands.


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LANGUAGE TRIPS &

BERLIN Second Year and Sixth Form linguists enjoyed a whistlestop tour of Berlin during the October half-term. Our junior Germanists visited the Bundestag and Holocaust Memorial and our Sixth Formers immersed themselves in the city’s rich history, visiting the Berlin Wall Memorial and former Stasi prison.

PA R I S

Fourth Year Francophiles joined LEH pupils for the annual French exchange trip to Paris with highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Palace of Versailles and a day at Disneyland.

VA L E N C I A

A trip to the historic port of Valencia provided Second Year linguist with an opportunity to practise their language skills.


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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 blindfold 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 our boys’ swimming skills!

CLIMBING HIGH

A group of First, Third and Fourth Year boys headed to the Peak District to put their climbing skills to the test. With nerves of steel, and helmets and harnesses secured, the boys tackled some of the areas most famous cliff faces including Stanage Popular and Burbage North.

COASTEERING

The Lower School coasteering trip to the Jurassic Coast was non-stop and adrenalin-packed. The young adventurers navigated their way around sea cliffs though a mix of rock scrambling, swimming and jumping into the sea from great heights!


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COMMUNITY 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 with charity work at the School taking 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 benefitted, developing the 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.


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G E N O C I D E AWA R E N E S S 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 recent genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. After hearing the testimonies of survivors, pupils reflected on what they had learned through a series of creative workshops producing artwork, poetry, animations and journalistic reports.

GENOCIDE80TWENTY Hampton pupil campaign group Genocide80Twenty received widespread acclaim and recognition for its latest project to raise awareness of recent genocides. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention, Hamptonians produced and published a newspaper, Genocide Know More, in collaboration with eight maintained partnership schools. The national and international response to the project was phenomenal with many politicians, dignitaries and campaign groups affirming their support.


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FORM CHARITY Form Charity raised over £12,800 through a host of activities and new initiatives including a character day, fancy dress fun run, charity netball and lacrosse matches against LEH, a University Challenge Quiz, and a Lower School Christmas Quiz with LEH. The money raised was donated to last year’s nominated charities - React, MND Association, Dementia UK, and Action Aid UK. Boys also took part in two food donation drives and raised additional funds for the Good Gifts appeal at Christmas and the Hampton safe haven in Malawi.

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M AT H S W I Z A R D COMPETITION FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Over 250 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from 19 local primary and prep schools enjoyed a morning of football at the 18th annual Hampton Primary and Prep Schools’ 5-a-side Football Tournament in September. Refereed by Hampton Sixth Form boys the focus was on fun and fair play and great sportsmanship was displayed by all involved.

Over 92 children from local primary schools battled it out for the title of Hampton School Maths Wizard Champions in our second Primary Schools’ Maths Wizard Competition. Teams of Year 5 pupils put their heads together to tackle a range of mathematical 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. 28 pupils from local prep schools enjoyed their own Prep Maths Wizard competition.

C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G WORKSHOP I N D E P E N D E N T / S TAT E S C H O O L S PA RT N E R S H I P (ISSP)

MUSIC DAY Over 350 local secondary pupils from Hampton High, Orleans Park School, Teddington School, Tolworth Girls’ School, Turing House School and Waldegrave School joined Hampton and LEH musicians for a day of music-making, working on a range of musical pieces. The day ended with a rousing concert for family and friends. REVISION SESSIONS 75 pupils from state-maintained schools within the ISSP attended A*/A GCSE revision sessions in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. LATIN COURSE 27 pupils from Partnership schools attended a Latin course. SCIENCE DAY 53 budding scientists spent a day at Hampton conducting a range of Chemistry and Physics experiments to understand how energy changes in chemical reactions and explore the concept of upthrust using handmade hot air balloons.

Our inaugural Cabinet of Curiosities Creative Writing Workshop provided aspiring authors in Year 5 with the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild! Teams from 15 local primary schools worked through a range of exciting activities to produce their very own story, developing their creative flair and honing their writing skills along the way.

JUNIOR SCHOOLS’ MUSIC WORKSHOP Over 50 pupils form 19 local primary and prep schools attended Hampton’s annual Junior Schools’ Music Workshop. Members of the Music Department, supported by 30 Hampton musicians, led a day of workshops in singing, woodwind, strings, guitar and brass. The day culminated with a truly impressive afternoon concert for family and friends.

S AT U R D AY S C H O O L Last year’s 12-week Saturday School programme involved 37 pupils from local primary schools who 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.


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HAMPTON SAFE HAVEN I N S E N G A B AY, M A L AW I

The Hampton Safe Haven was established in 2008 as a centre for orphaned and abused children. Hamptonians continue to support the centre through fundraising activities, and pupils, teachers and Hampton Gap Year students regularly visit to assist with teaching and practical tasks such as building, painting, repair works and water collection. The Safe Haven now provides classrooms for children from 4 – 11 years and has been recognised by the Malawi Government as an approved primary school.

The Hampton School Talk! programme provides a wonderful opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers from all walks of life and aims to enlighten, entertain and broaden the horizons of all who attend. Hampton boys, Alumni, staff, parents and members of the local community enjoyed listening to: • Nick Bryant, BBC New York Correspondent and author • David Jones, leading sports anchor and host of Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and Monday Night Football

During the summer break, 29 Hampton pupils travelled to the Safe Haven with the Adventure Society to build ramps and benches and decorate both inside and outside the classrooms. This opportunity to experience a different culture and help the Safe Haven community proved a valuable and rewarding experience for all those involved. With the practical work complete, the group also found time to swim, snorkel and scuba dive at Cape Maclear enjoying a closer look at Lake Malawi’s incredible underwater life before moving on to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia for a four-day safari.


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“I was given a free place at Hampton and I knew that I had to make the most of my time at the School. Throughout my time I wanted to repay the School for giving me such an incredible opportunity. It was an absolute pleasure to get involved with as many sporting, social and academic opportunities as I could and I continuously pushed myself to my limits to ensure that I achieved my goals. Hampton gave me the chance to explore and express my potential in all aspects of life and this is something I simply could not have even dreamed of until I was awarded a free place at Hampton.� Luca Cericola (left)

PROVIDING FREE PLACES AT HAMPTON SCHOOL Our new dedicated charity, The Fitzwygram Foundation, provides funds to offer completely Free Places at Hampton School 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-heatedly 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 with three more joining in September 2019 on totally Free Places and the Foundation aims to provide 50 new Free Places at Hampton by 2025 to mark 50 years since independence.

Luca is now at Bath University reading Biochemistry and also plays rugby for the University. At Hampton, Luca was an integral part of the Rugby First XV and a School Vice-Captain.


OUR NEW FACILITIES ARE OPEN! Summer 2019 saw the completion of Hampton’s most recent building project providing five new classrooms, five state-of-the-art science laboratories and a new Learning Support suite. The project also includes a fun outdoor space complete with a replica Dr Who Tardis! Hampton’s stunning new Sixth Form Study and Careers Centre opened in January. This innovative new space is at the heart of the School and provides space for private and independent study as well as collaborative work. Sixth Formers have welcomed the new facility which supports the smooth transition into the world of university and work.


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