Our desire is for The Hampshire School pupils to mature into resourceful, caring and confident people. We believe that each child achieves their best results with continual encouragement and a good example set by teachers and school leaders. We have a positive approach to discipline. We reward good conduct.
Our school is renowned for its warmth and friendliness. We value every school community member. We promote traditional values of courtesy, kindness, respect, tolerance and modesty. Visitors often notice the calm confidence and good manners of our children. They comment on the wonderful family environment.
Children at The Hampshire School created our core values for the School Charter. These values are at the heart of all we do:
“We are honest”
“We are gentle”
“We are kind and helpful”
“We are good listeners”
“We are hard workers”
“We are respectful”
Our children are encouraged to work together and to look after one another. We have a strong anti-bullying policy.
Leadership and teamwork in our House system
Children are placed in one of four Houses.
The House system builds commitment and support. Year 6, 7 and 8 children take on responsibilities. Younger children benefit from relationships with older children they admire. Pupils support one another and enjoy each other's company.
The House system teaches children to work for a team. They strive to earn House points. Competition to fly House colours at School Assembly each week is fierce. It is a great honour to be in the winning House at the end of each term.
We also build each child’s sense of community with our charitable giving programme. We foster links with local charities. We also encourage children to give presentations on national and international charities they support. Each month, one year group supports a charity.
This goes further than simply bringing in money. The children think of an event and a plan. They co-ordinate and deliver it themselves. This may be as simple as a cake sale, or planting bulbs in the local community, or singing at an old people’s home.