The School has a history of nearly five centuries. At present, it remains a day school for some 950 boys between 11 and 19 years of age.
The course at Hampton School is academically demanding: all boys learn at least nine subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, English language, English Literature, Economics, Drama, Geography, History, Mathematics, Information Technology, French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Music, Physics, Religious Studies, Physical Education, Games.
Its not easy to study in Hampton School, so they select students. Selection of students is based on written entrance tests, but they also interview their likely candidates. At the interview, they take into account a boys other activities. For instance if two boys have done equally well in tests they give preference to the one who is keen on music or art or chess or sport.
The School encourages boys who are developing an interest in the arts such as writing, playing musical instruments, singing, drama. About 200 boys do music with teachers. At Hampton School there are regular lunchtime and evening concerts of popular music, jazz and rock music by pupils.
They also have a full Symphony Orchestra… …and a School Magazine for young writers.
Traditionally the favourite sports are tennis, cricket, athletics, rowing, rugby, soccer and chess.
There are also active tennis, basketball, golf and badminton clubs
The School is fortunate to have much space for playing fields
Large parties of boys go abroad each year to ski. Some boys are keen on golf, sailing and windsurfing, too.
The uniform which the boys wear is basically a blazer and dark-grey trousers, a white shirt and a school tie. The tie and the black blazer with a school badge can be only bought in the school shop. The shop also offers school scarves, and clothes for games.