Our highly qualified teachers work hard to provide a broad and balanced education founded on academic excellence - and our children achieve consistently impressive results. It is especially encouraging when the quality of our teaching is recognised externally.


The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected Walhampton in December 2018 and the school was judged 'Excellent' in every area of the inspection. This is the top 'grade' an independent school can be awarded. With ISI's recently revised inspection criteria, achieving such an accolade across the board is increasingly hard to come by.

Its report stated: "Pupils develop a strong confidence that anything is possible and within your reach if you set your mind on it, responding to teachers' constant encouragement to 'have a go' and do the best you can."

ISI Report

See a summary of the ISI report here

Read the full ISI report here


Walhampton underwent its ISI Boarding Welfare and Intermediate Inspection in January 2016. The boarding report reads extremely well and we are delighted that we meet all the Government's National Minimum Standards.

Read the ISI Boarding Welfare and Intermediate Inspection report


Read what other publications have to
say about Walhampton School


The Good Schools Guide

Good Schools Guide 2019  -  (Read the full report on their website here)

Good Schools Guide 2014


Tatler Schools Guide

Tatler Schools Guide


"Walhampton is quite simply a magical and unique place."

"Walhampton pupils can’t fail to be inspired."
The Week

"Shortlisted for the Prep School of the Year award in 2018."
Times Educational Supplement TES

"The ethos of Walhampton is very much one of living life to the full."

"Fishing and sailing ponds, a Faraway Tree and a Wishing Seat, beehives, bluebell woods and casual clothes for supper – mud is part of the curriculum."
Country Life

"Nestled in ancient woodland on the southern edge of the New Forest, Walhampton benefits from a setting that few prep schools can match."
School House

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