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Key Stage One : Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2

At Key Stage One, we provide our children with a smooth transition from Reception into a more formal, but nurturing approach to teaching and learning. Following on from the Early Years Foundation Stage, our child-centred approach gives each child a part in shaping their own learning environment. Children are listened to, and as a result, they in turn learn to value other people’s opinions and work together as a stronger and more harmonious team. Our creative approach to the curriculum allows children to make links between all aspects of their learning around a given topic each term. This enables them to grow in confidence and strengthens their knowledge of the areas covered in each unit of work. As a creative and forward thinking school, we strive to give a broad range of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Children are encouraged to read every day and daily homework is also given. We are proud of our school, where we foster a family and friendly atmosphere, and learning is fun and exciting.

Key Stage Two : Years 3 to 6

At Hampton we believe the best learners are happy learners who are respected and involved in their education. In Key Stage 2, teaching is more subject based, although pupils are still mainly taught by their form teacher who combines close pastoral care with academic support. The children continue to follow a broad curriculum including Mathematics, English and Science together with History, Geography, PE, I.C.T, Music, PSHE, Swimming and Art & Design. In Year 6, children are selected to take on added responsibilities. These range from being Head Boy or Head Girl to being Sports Captain for their House or a Library Monitor. Throughout the school there is an exceptionally good relationship between all of the children, and we foster mutual respect and good manners as a core value at Hampton.

Key Stage Three : Year 7 and Year 8

At Hampton, what has set us apart from all other schools is our provision for education in Year 7 and Year 8, typical of a proper British Preparatory School in readiness for boarding school from Year 9 upwards. The aim at Hampton is to provide all children with a head start before they reach their secondary school. This is achieved by accelerating children through the syllabus in order to be at least one year ahead of their peers by the end of Year 8. Our curriculum will be delivered through a wide range of exciting and engaging topics and will be built upon a progressive ladder of skills. We pride ourselves on teaching lessons which will aim for academic excellence at all times. An Entrance Examination Programme will be embedded into the curriculum in Key Stage 3, which will introduce pupils to verbal reasoning skills and prepare them for Senior School entrance examinations and scholarships.