Links with Hampton School
The Best of Both Worlds
One of the most important ways in which you can support your child is to find a school in which they will thrive and be happy. At aged 9 or 10, children aren’t certain about what they hope to achieve and what they will enjoy at Senior School, so the important thing is to keep their options open.
As Heads of LEH and Hampton, we share the view that a key advantage of single-sex schools is that our teachers are specialists in getting the best out of girls or boys. They have a full understanding of the particular issues their pupils face and will provide the support that helps them most, increasing their confidence and building their resilience.
Being immediate neighbours puts us in the fortunate position of being able to offer pupils at LEH and Hampton the ‘best of both worlds’. Our schools enjoy close links and there are many opportunities for our pupils to spend time together, combining the best elements of single-sex and coeducational approaches. We hope that the following information provides you with an indication of the strength and depth of the links between our schools which are continually evolving and developing to ensure the best opportunities are provided for all our pupils.
LEH and Hampton are wonderful schools in their own right, and life at both is enhanced by our distinctive and very special relationship.
Rowena Cole and Kevin Knibbs
- Sixth Form Curriculum Enrichment in subjects as diverse as photography, cookery, DIY, mindfulness and future energy solutions
- Hampton and LEH Leadership Course
- Interview preparation, Careers and Higher Education Fairs
- Mentoring programme for GCSE pupils from local schools
- Modern Language exchanges, extension lessons, debating competitions and workshops
- Lectures and talks
- Community activities including Service Volunteers
- Charity events
- A joint Sixth Form expedition
- Whole school music and drama productions
- Shared Boat House
- CCF (Run by LEH and includes Hampton School and Hampton High)
- Robotics Club and competitions
- SATB Choir, Dance and Musical Theatre
- Sixth Form drama productions
- Philosophy Enrichment
- The Choral Society
- Joint Music Groups include the Brass Band, Orchestra and Choir
Regular talks for LEH and Hampton parents on issues including digital awareness, personal safety, drugs awareness, stress, screen time and study skills.
Our Alumni and Development Offices work in close liason and our alumni networks provide a bountiful source of mentors, work experience, internships, networking events and job opportunities for pupils from both schools.
Talk! (Hampton) and Senior Cafe (LEH)
Our visiting speaker programmes provide a wonderful opportunity for pupils, parents and staff to hear from distinguished, high profile speakers from all walks of life and aim to enlighten, entertain and broaden the horizons of all who attend.
Public Benefit and partnerships
The Hampton ISSP (Independent State Secondary Partnership), set up in 2003, enables pupils and teachers from Hampton and LEH to work collaboratively with five local maintained Secondary Schools.
- GCSE revision
- Science and Music days
- Public Speaking
- Model United Nations Conference
- Subject specific workshops
Pupils from both Schools arrange a variety of community and fundraising activities together including a Christmas Party for local elderly residents, outings to Legoland with students from the Margery Kinnon School, a Lower School Quiz and Sixth Form Netball and Lacrosse matches - where dressing in the opposition's kit is all part of the fun!
The Millennium Boat House
The Millennium Boat House is home to two of the most successful school rowing clubs in the country and over 200 students from Hampton and LEH row each year. The Clubs receive exceptional support from the Hampton Holles Boat Clubs Association (HHBCA), renowned for supplying wonderful bacon rolls and homemade cakes at races and regattas! The Association also organises a number of social events and provides a valuable network for parents from both schools.