The Curriculum

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The Hampshire School Chelsea curriculum is tailored to the needs of the pupils and their future aspirations.

While the National Curriculum is a useful starting point, the curriculum is enhanced to ensure that every pupil is motivated, inspired and challenged. Our ambition is to develop in each pupil an enquiring mind and a life-long love of learning. Through enthusiastic, inspiring teaching, excellent resources, and a broad and balanced curriculum, pupils are well prepared not merely for the demands of senior school entrance examinations, but also for a rich and fulfilling future.

We want your child to be the best they can be and for that a Growth Mindset is required. A Growth Mindset approach encourages every pupil to relish challenge, develop a diverse range of strategies to problem-solving, to view mistakes as ‘portals to learning’ and to use the phrase ‘I cannot do that……yet’. ‘Yet’ is the word that encourages hard work, perseverance and resilience, builds self-esteem and confidence. ‘Yet’ will mean your child will continually improve and develop a life-long love of learning.

Teachers work collaboratively to ensure that a child’s transition between the EYFS and Year 1 is seamless. In the Pre-Preparatory (Years 1-4) and Preparatory (Years 5-8) classes are small and a personalised and individual approach is embedded so that the learning style and pace is appropriate for every child. We introduce an increasing array of specialist teaching in English, mathematics, science, French, art, music, drama, ICT, swimming and Physical Education leading to specialist teaching in all subjects as the pupils’ progress through the school.

By Years 6, 7 and 8 the curriculum is planned specifically, though not entirely, according to the requirements of the 11+ and 13+ senior school entrance tests, ISEB Pre-test and Common Entrance requirements of the leading independent senior schools. High academic standards and achievement are supported through a close partnership with parents to ensure that pupils’ individuality and talents are celebrated and allowed to flourish.


The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077