An independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 -13, Walhampton lies in ancient woodland on the southern edge of the New Forest, on the coast near Lymington in Hampshire. With big vistas and broad horizons set within one hundred acres of lawns, lakes and woodland, the school's location is truly remarkable. Few prep schools can match Walhampton's setting.
Walhampton is a 'thinking school'. We put the teaching of thinking at the heart of learning, allowing each child to extend their learning in creative ways. The School offers the children extensive opportunities to develop both academically and creatively, whilst taking them beyond just being able to pass Common Entrance. Our pupils achieve consistently impressive academic results, taking their learning to the next level as they prepare for the country's leading senior schools. With small classes and outstanding teaching we prepare our boys and girls for 13+ Common Entrance and scholarships to senior independent schools including Winchester, Eton, St. Swithun's, Canford, Clayesmore, Harrow, Radley and Bryanston. Academic standards at Walhampton are excellent and were strongly endorsed in our recent ISI report. We have enjoyed 100% success rate in Common Entrance for a number of years.
Our location and facilities enable us to offer a broad and dynamic curriculum, which stretches beyond the classroom. Lessons are taught in our kitchen garden, fields and woodland bringing Maths, English and Science to life while making sure sports, music and the arts flourish alongside academic disciplines. In how many other schools would you find the Battles of Trafalgar staged on a lake, or Hastings re-enacted with children in armour on horses?
As well as rigorous academic standards, Walhampton is passionate about breadth. It offers over 60 on site extra-curricular activities including beekeeping, model railways, fishing, dance, archery, and shooting. There is a distinct 'Swallows and Amazons' spirit that burns brightly here. Sailing lessons take place on our lakes and horse riding is also popular in our equestrian centre.
Full, weekly and flexi-boarders enjoy the relaxed and homely atmosphere of Bradfield House. Flexi boarding enables children to enjoy all that the school has to offer, while supporting families with busy lives.
At Walhampton, parents and children will find a school in a stunning location, with a distinctive ethos and tremendous spirit. A warm welcome await you at our Open Mornings on January 30th and 8th May 2015 from 10:00 to 12:30. Please contact the School Registrar on 01590 613 303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.