Annual Poetry Competition

Posted: 28th March 2022

The theme of this year’s Hampshire School Chelsea poetry competition was “Dreams” and pupils in all year groups, from Nursery to the Senior pupils, took part. We were delighted to have Suzy Dixon, Head of the renowned Francis Holland Junior school in Sloane Square, come in to judge our annual competition, this year. She played  an incredible role in feeding back to every contestant with warmth, practical advice and genuine encouragement.

Held in the beautiful and historic Chelsea library, The competition is divided into two sections – performance poetry from a published poet and a written poem by the pupils on the designated theme of “Dreams”.

In line with the inclusive ethos of the school, every pupil wrote their own poem and had it displayed on the competition day in the library and all were encouraged to take part if they wished.  The standard was extremely high, with Nursery performing William Wordsworth’s famous poem “Daffodils” to Year Seven and Eight pupils performing Shakespeare monologues.

It was wonderful to have parents in to school to see their children perform and display their talent at composing their own poems.

It was a vibrant and celebratory morning of creativity. We thank Suzy Dixon and all the pupils for their incredible contributions.


Performance Poetry

Dream Poems


Isabella – 1st

Willow-Grace – 2nd

Daniel N – 3rd

Arden – 1st

Daniel R – 2nd

Sienna – 3rd


Edward – 1st

Rayan – 2nd

Emily – 3rd

Alman – 1st

Mariam and Ace- 2nd

Alnur – 3rd


Sofia – 1st

Luca – 2nd

Timur – 3rd

Saif – 1st

Sulaiman – 2nd

Nicholas and Sulaiman – 3rd


Anaya – 1st

Maud – 2nd

Tammy – 3rd

Omar – 1st

Rogeen – 2nd

Maud – 3rd


Alexandra – 1st

Jayden – 2nd

Sebastian – 3rd

Sophie – 1st

Emmeline – 2nd


Amalia – 1st

Eve – 2nd

Derin – 3rd

Eve – 1st

Madison – 2nd

Esther Marie – 3rd

Year 7

Gabriel  – 1st

Dourer – 2nd

Laura – 3rd

Andrew – 1st

Brad – 2nd

Gabriel – 3rd

Year 8 and 9 

Majed – 1st

Ava – 2nd

Alex – 3rd

Ava – 1st

Olivia – 2nd


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Francis Holland Preparatory School opening in September 2024 on the site of The Hampshire School, Chelsea
On 29th November 2023 Francis Holland Schools Trust acquired The Hampshire School, Chelsea and will be governing the school for the remainder of the 2023-24 academic year.
From September 2024, Francis Holland’s Junior School, at Sloane Square, will relocate to the site of The Hampshire School and open Francis Holland Preparatory School for girls aged 4-11.
To enquire about admissions to Francis Holland Preparatory School please visit Francis Holland Prep Admissions
 To find out more about Francis Holland Prep, please visit the Francis Holland School, Sloane Square website
Updated January 2024