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Hampton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam: 2024 Entry Guide

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About Hampton School

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Hampton School is an independent day school for 11 to 18-year-old boys  in Hampton, Greater London. The school’s history dates back to 1557 when Robert Hammond, a local businessman, requested that the Vicar of St Mary’s made a provision for the elementary instruction of children in the area. Today, Hampton School supports around 1,243 students under their ethos of educating boys of academic and all-round ambition, providing them with a challenging and stimulating education in a friendly, supportive environment to help them develop skills for their future lives.

Situated on the 27-acre site are some fantastic facilities including a sports hall, 3G sportsground, library, and theatre. Hampton School also offers a rich co-curricular programme for its pupils with extra-curricular activities such as debating, programming, gardening, beekeeping, lego robotics, sports, and music clubs. You can discover even more clubs and societies by browsing their co-curricular guide on their website. 

In addition, the school has been well reviewed.I; in their most recent ISI inspection, they scored ‘exceptional’ in all categories;, they were included in the top UK senior schools in Tatler Schools Guide 2022;, and the Good Schools Guide (GSG) wrote highly of them in their latest report, stating that the school was ‘producing young men of integrity’ who appear to be ‘genuinely happy’. 

Furthermore, Hampton boasts great academic performance which is reflected in their 2022 exam results, with 83% of GCSE grades being 9-8 and 89% of A-Level grades being A*-A.

Key information for 2024 entry to Hampton School at 11 Plus (11+)

  • School type: Boys independent day school
  • Registration deadline: 1 November 2023
  • Open events: 28 June (9.30 – 11.15 am), 23 September 2023
  • Exam date: 25 November 2023
  • Interviews & scholarship assessments: 5 & 6 January 2024
  • Results: 9 February 2024
  • Acceptance deadline: 5 March 2024 (noon)
  • Contact details: 0208 979 9273, [email protected], www.hamptonschool.org.uk

Admissions information for 2024 entry to Hampton School at 11 Plus (11+)

Online registration via Hampton School’s website is available until the start of November 2023; you must register to be listed as an applicant. 

The school encourages that you attend either one of their Visitors’ Events with your child which consists of a presentation from the Headmaster and senior staff, a Q&A session, a tour of the school, and a casual discussion with staff members over refreshments or their Open Morning in September. If you would like to attend these events, you will need to book online through their website.

The entrance exam is in late November 2023 and around this time Hampton will also request a supporting reference from your child’s current school. If your child performs well in the written exam, they may be invited to an interview in early January 2024. 

In mid-January 2024 your child’s results will be posted to you by email. If you receive an offer it is vital that you accept it and submit a £1,600 non-refundable deposit before the deadline at the end of the month. Hampton school is aiming to welcome 140 students to their First Year (Year 7) in 2024.

How can I register my child for the 11 Plus (11+) exam at Hampton School?

To register your child for the entrance exam, you as their parent/legal guardian must complete an online registration form as well as submit a £125 registration fee. The link to register online through the website is currently open and you must register before the November 2023 deadline for your child to be considered for 2024 entry.

To apply for scholarships or bursaries, there are separate application processes which you can find further details on through the relevant booklets on their school website. Hampton School offers academic, art, chess, performing arts, choral, and sports scholarships based on performance in assessments/auditions in January 2024; typically scholarships involve a 5-15% remission of tuition fees. Their bursaries are means-tested or needs-based financial awards which offer between 10-100% reduction in tuition fees and potentially other additional school costs.

What is the 11 Plus (11+) entrance exam format for Hampton School?

The Hampton School entrance exam is made up of three written papers:

  • English (40 minutes) – Creative writing & comprehension. For ideas on potential comprehension texts visit their Bookworms webpage
  • Words & Reasoning (40 minutes) – Tests ability to infer information from a factual passage (based off of non-fiction texts) & from material like maps or timetables & includes questions about word meanings/usage & verbal/visual puzzles. The passage-based questions are in a multiple-choice format
  • Maths (45 minutes) – Problem solving questions typically with multiple stages

How to prepare your child for the 11 Plus (11+) Hampton School exam

The most useful way to prepare for Hampton School’s 11+ entrance exam is to use practice tests to familiarise your child with the exam content and format.

These tests can help your child to build their confidence and improve their performance in the exam.

For Hampton School 11+ preparation, we recommend the following packs: 

Hampton School 11+ Practice Tests

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