Our Environment and Outdoor Space: The Hampshire School, Chelsea has a most desirable playground at the main school. The school council, which is made up of children from across the school, is redesigning this fantastic space.
The Hampshire School buildings are a beautiful blend of modernity and the historic.
The main school underwent comprehensive structural improvements in 2004. The upgrade of the old Chelsea Library blends the original architecture seamlessly with the school’s newer state-of-the-art features.
The old library's reading room became the assembly hall and gym, while the original galleried reference library is the school’s library. Children of all ages enjoy a reading session every week and borrow a book of their choice.
The former Queen Victoria library was converted into an extensively equipped science laboratory. The laboratory is one of the best of any preparatory school in London. Children use this facility from Year 4 upwards.
Additionally, the school has a purpose-built Music and Drama room named 'The Anne and Susan Hampshire Music and Drama room' after Jane Hampshire's daughters Anne (who was Head of Music at the school) and Susan Hampshire OBE, the distinguished actress.
There is a dedicated Art and Design studio and ICT suite.
The Early Years school is a Victorian townhouse which is designed as a “home away from home.” Small, nurturing classrooms were renovated in 2014.
All classrooms have natural storage boxes to house fun, age-appropriate resources. Classrooms also have interactive, “clever touch” whiteboards.
Everything in the building is Early Years size to provide the children with the perfect learning environment.
Formal sports take place at either Battersea Park or St Lukes, where we use the astroturf.
Early Years children go out every day to St Lukes Park, or the playground at the main school, the Holland Park Ecology Centre, or swimming at the Latchmere Leisure Centre.