Preparation for 11+

We prepare our pupils for a successful transition into a broad range of day and boarding schools. The Hampshire School Chelsea places high importance on finding the right school for each individual, and we have an enviable record of pupils obtaining places at their first choice schools.

Our extensive knowledge of admissions processes and the close relationships we maintain with the Heads of senior schools support a very smooth transition. Preparation for senior school entrance examinations tailors to the individual pupil’s talents and cognisance of their first choice school.

Our curriculum covers the content of the ISEB and the full range of individual schools’ syllabi at 11+. Sample papers with mark schemes are provided for regular review, and summer holiday revision packs are differentiated to support and challenge all pupils. Our mock examinations and familiarisation exercises, with computer interface and online assessments, replicates the actual test experience. We offer optional early morning sessions for the practice of papers and revision.

With this robust approach to preparing all the pupils for the next phase of their educational journey, we provide a smooth and successful transition to senior school.


The syllabus and school courses have an excellent academic record with professional and well-trained teachers and an open line of communication with children and their parents.’

Parent 2023

In the Centre of Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NB

The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NB

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