Hampton High is a warm, caring and vibrant community which provides support and challenge to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting points, achieve well to go on to lead happy and fulfilled lives.It is with enormous pride that we greet our students every day. They wear their uniform with pride and are real ambassadors for the school beyond the school gates. Within school they are courteous, warm and show real kindness and respect to all members of the school community.
After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement, the school will accordingly provide for the admission of students each year if sufficient applications for entry are received. Where fewer applications than the published admission number for the relevant year groups is received, the school will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.
Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in the LA’s co-ordinated admission scheme, the school will operate a waiting list for each year group. Where in any year the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the academic year.These waiting lists will be maintained by the London Borough of Richmond on Thames and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. After July 2018 the school waiting lists will be disbanded and parents will have to request in writing to have their child’s name added to a waiting list for the school.
Hampton High is committed to actively promoting the highest standards of safeguarding and support for the welfare of all students. We aim to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of all students. The safeguarding policy provides a secure framework for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students and includes procedures for child protection, e-safety, medical treatment, healthy eating and other aspects of student welfare.
Hampton High will ensure that all staff in the school act in accordance with the law and with statutory guidance and legislation as detailed in this policy and associated procedures. Hampton High will comply with all current statutory guidance and within effective partnerships with all relevant external agencies and organisations to safeguard children.We will provide a safe and welcoming environment where students feel secure, are listened to and are safe, as well as feeling respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Hampton High is committed to providing an environment in which all staff are appropriately trained to recognise and discharge their responsibility to safeguard students and promote the highest standards of student welfare. Hampton High recognises that safeguarding incidents can happen in any school and all staff must be alert to possible concerns being raised in our academies.Hampton High recognises and emphasises the need for good levels of communication between all members of the school community – staff, students, parents and carers and external agencies – in order to place student welfare at the core of our practice.
The Library is a study environment and a place where students can come to enjoy reading. During the year we are involved in many activities, including Carnegie Award shadowing, literature quizzes with local schools, and World Book Day.The library catalogue, Eclipse.net, is available online both in school and at home. There is also an app which can be downloaded to your phone or tablet. Here students can search the catalogue, reserve books, post reviews and much more.
We believe that providing enrichment opportunities both inside and outside of school is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills as well as enjoying their time at Hampton High. We offer an after school timetable of activities that will be posted on the website at the start of each term.
At Hampton High we are committed to ensuring students master the core subjects and enjoy a balanced curriculum. It is neither desirable, nor essential, for future career ambitions to over-specialise in specific subject areas. Therefore, we have developed an option system that offers students the right balance between breadth and specialism. Hampton High Sixth Form is a co-educational provision for students aged 16-19.Our core philosophy is to ensure our students enjoy a love of learning, achieve beyond their expectations, and feel empowered to become the leaders of, and contributors to, a better society.
Hampton High has a reputation for offering a supportive, caring and academic environment which provides guidance for our students. Students will have the opportunity to study with staff who know them well and are highly qualified subject specialists. We believe that the wider experiences and enrichment we offer is central to our ethos. We want our Sixth Form students to work hard and enjoy the social aspect that is unique to the Sixth Form environment because they should enjoy learning, feel empowered and achieve outstanding results.
At Key Stage 4, all students study the following subjects:
English Language (5 lessons)
English Literature (4 lessons)
Mathematics (8 lessons)
Science (students have the option of studying towards Combined Science (2 GCSEs) or separate GCSEs in Chemistry, Physics and Biology (3 GCSEs in total). (9 lessons)
PSHCE (non-examined, 1 lesson per fortnight)
Core PE (non-examined, 2 lessons per fortnight)
In addition, students choose four options (5 lessons each) from the following subjects to ensure they continue to study a broad curriculum:
At ISD, we challenge our students to develop high levels of capabilities across a wide range of activities – academics, athletics, the arts, service as well as living and working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. This broad experience is all encompassing and, we believe, the right approach to prepare our students to be major contributors to their local, national and international communities in the fast-changing, globally-connected world of today and tomorrow