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09 Jul 2024

Fostering Belonging: Inclusive Education at Walhampton Prep School

At Walhampton, inclusivity is more than just a buzzword: it's a core value that permeates every aspect of our educational approach. Our recent win in the Muddy Stilettos 'Most Inclusive Prep School' Award 2024, highlights our commitment to the delivery of our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action plan.

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21 Jun 2024

Year 7 Shines in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat" Performance

Year 7 dazzled audiences with their captivating performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat." From vibrant on-stage renditions to expert backstage support, every student played a vital role in bringing this musical to life. Under Mrs Usher's guidance, the entirely sung production was masterfully executed in just a few weeks. Bravo to all involved!

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06 Jun 2024

Walhampton Sailing Success

May was a busy month for the Walhampton sailing teams with wins in three different events for our sailors. The teams raced two handed at the Ryde Regatta and then the U11 and U13 IAPS events held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

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19 Apr 2024

Walhampton fundraising efforts

Walhampton pupils have been getting active as a way to raise awareness and money for the Walhampton School Foundation Trust. Our youngest pupils took on a Mr Motivator style fun run whilst the Prep School had the challenge of a supersized Lake Run tackling the distance from Walhampton to Mull.

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09 Apr 2024

Navigating the Educational Landscape: What is a prep school and why should you consider one?

Deciding on the best educational path for your child is a significant milestone for any parent, particularly when considering the transition from state primary education to the independent sector. Preparatory schools, such as Walhampton in Hampshire, represent a unique choice within this landscape, distinguished by their nurturing environments, personalised attention, and a broad range of extracurricular experiences. This guide is designed to shed light on the features of prep school education, aiding parents in making informed choices for their child’s academic and personal development.

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04 Dec 2023

A Day in The Life at Walhampton Prep School: Head Visits Pre-Prep

At Walhampton Prep School, we believe in the importance of understanding and participating in every aspect of our students' education. This commitment goes to the very top, as Head, Jonny Timms, demonstrates. Mr Timms recently spent the day immersed in the vibrant world of our Pre-Prep department and, in his own words, shares a unique glimpse into daily life at Walhampton.

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17 Nov 2023

Moroccan mountain climb

A big congratulations to Czar for his Moroccan mountain climb which raised an amazing £600 for The British Red Cross Society. Czar took on the huge challenge during half term overcoming many physical and emotional obstacles along the way during the gruelling 20 hour journey scaling Mount Toubkai in North Africa.

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10 Nov 2023

Model boat race

Congratulations to all our children for their fantastic entries into our Eco House Model Boat Challenge. Designed over half term using our pre-made House coloured sails, we received over 100 entries.


06 Oct 2023

Full STEAM ahead for this year's competition winners!

The STEAM competition has become a much anticipated annual Walhampton tradition and this year’s STEAM Fair showcases the very best of Walhampton as pupils of all ages, interests and abilities gathered to celebrate innovation, creativity, and curiosity.

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27 Sept 2023

Pre-Prep's Autumn Stomp

This week our Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception children and their families joined us for our Autumn Stomp to help raise money for Barnardo’s as part of their ‘Big Toddle’. Everyone donned their wellies for our early morning outdoor adventure.

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18 Sept 2023

Walhampton supports the next generation of sailors

Walhampton was honoured to support the Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s Youth Week at the end of the summer holidays. The event saw over 180 young sailors competing and having fun on the water across the three days of racing. The week culminated in a prize giving ceremony, where our Head, Jonny Timms, was delighted to congratulate the winning sailors. We partner with the Yacht Club to enable sailors of all levels, including those undertaking Walhampton Sailing Scholarships, to compete both locally and nationally.

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17 Sept 2023

2023 Year 8 Leaders

This year's leadership positions were revealed at a special assembly where pupils were awarded with their badges of responsibility.  Congratulations to our new Head Boy and Girl and all our our Year 8 leaders.

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08 Sept 2023

Tatler recognises Walhampton's eco initiatives

We are pleased to be listed once again as one of the top independent schools in the 20th edition of the Tatler Schools Guide. This year we have also made the coveted Tatler Schools Awards shortlist in the ‘Eco Warrior’ category for ‘the school that has gone green and champions environmentally-friendly initiatives’.

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01 Jun 2023

Eling School came to visit!

We recently welcomed Year R children from Eling Infant School in Totton, near Southampton to join our Year R pupils for the day. 

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23 May 2023

Walhampton Arts Festival

This Saturday 20th May, Walhampton hosted a special Arts Festival which celebrated a theme of a ‘Journey’ as part of the School’s 75th anniversary celebrations. A showcase of all Walhampton’s creative arts, the 2023 Arts Festival marked the journey that Walhampton has taken over 75 years since it was founded on this site.

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12 May 2023

Switching off

As educators, we will tend to take the view that a busy child is a good child. However, when we finally give our children free time, what do they do with it? Do they immerse themselves in a solitary voyage into the virtual world or do they choose to enjoy each other’s company? Read more in our blog...

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05 May 2023

King's Coronation

The Royal Mint has revealed the new 50 pence coin featuring for the first time the portrait of King Charles III. Like all the coins of his mother, Elizabeth II, this one has a series of Latin acronyms surrounding the monarch’s effigy. The acronyms, D.G., Rex, F.D, stand for: by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith. Defender of the Faith was a title first bestowed on Henry VIII by a grateful pope for Henry’s rebuttal of Martin Luther’s criticism of the faith. When Henry, in turn, split away from Rome, he hung on to the title. Our monarchs have used it ever since, signifying their fidelity to Christianity. But how has this changed and how does it relate to life at Walhampton? Read our Head's blog to find out more...

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24 Mar 2023

Walhampton Trashion Show

Walhampton has staged its first Trashion/Fashion show during this Thursday’s assembly and at our Friday chapel service. The children have worked incredibly hard creating their pieces with some of our seniors undertaking their project during enrichment sessions this term.

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24 Mar 2023

U13 Boys Hockey IAPS Nationals Championships

We are enormously proud of how brilliantly the U13 boys played in the IAPS Hockey National Finals this week finishing 12th in the UK out of 140+ schools, and what a great representation of Walhampton Prep School sport they were! The boys showed determination, skill, passion and resilience against all the odds to achieve a well deserved 4th place in the Plate Competition.

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20 Mar 2023

Perry Dalziell

Walhampton recently hosted the 42nd edition of the Perry Dalziell Cross Country race, an event that has been a Walhampton tradition since 1980. We were delighted to welcome back Robert Dalziell, one of the founders of this event. Thankfully, although it was chilly, the weather was kind to us and the course was dry.

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16 Mar 2023

Record number of our pupils awarded top secondary school scholarships

We are delighted to announce that our Year 8 pupils have received a record number of scholarships at a range of senior schools. Almost 45% of the cohort have been awarded scholarships in a variety of disciplines covering academic, art, design and technology, drama and performing arts, music and sport.

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09 Mar 2023

Year 6 made the news at Sky Studios in London

Last week Year 6 made the news at Sky Studios in London. Using four dedicated suites of cameras and editing equipment they made reports on the climate crisis and body image.

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30 Jan 2023

Walhampton U13A Boys Hockey

Group 1 saw Walhampton drawn against Embly, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazel Grove and All Hallows.  In our first match we played Embly.  Walhampton started strong, scoring two goals in the first half. The team then played solidly in the second half to win comfortably 2 - nil.

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20 Jan 2023

Ambrose Buoys

Huge congratulations to our three Walhampton old boys who have completed the biggest challenge of their lives

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12 Dec 2022

A Musical Christmas Cracker

On Monday evening we were treated to an amazing musical performance starring 130 children from across the school, as part of their ‘Christmas Cracker’ concert. The children’s passion for music was clear and they all had smiles on their faces as they wore their Santa hats with pride.

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11 Nov 2022

Eco House Model Boat Challenge

Well done to all our children for their fantastic entries into our Eco House Model Boat Challenge. Designed over half term, we received nearly 60 entries which were launched on the lake yesterday.


15 Oct 2022

Our STEAM Fair Event

The idea that STEAM subjects do not need to be isolated is key in inspiring the children to spark deeper interests. That’s what our STEAM Fair was all about and Mrs Marshall and Mr Bennett were delighted to receive a plethora of new and innovative ideas. 

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20 Sept 2022

Talk Education Award Win

Walhampton has been awarded the Talk Education’s award for ‘Innovation in Education’ in the Pastoral Care and Wellbeing category.

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07 Jul 2022

Sailing regatta success

Last week, Walhampton held its first school Sailing Regatta at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. This was for our Year 5/6 children with those who race regularly and have taken part in our U11 regattas paired up with a less experienced crew and encouraged to pass on their skills and knowledge of racing.


04 Jul 2022

'Thankyou' from Honeypot

At the end of the summer term, Viv Carter from Honeypot children's charity popped in to say a huge thank you to Walhampton. Even though Honeypot is not one of our school charities this year, she said the huge donations given during lockdown from the School had kept them up and running.

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13 Jun 2022

Celebrating Eco Day

What a brilliant way to start this year's Eco Day. There was plenty of curiosity from across our year groups as we talked, shared and listened to how we can all help to save our planet. As part of our Eco Day to launch our Carbon Zero pledge, we welcomed author Mattea Pauc of Re-Educating Earthlings plus entomologist Dr George McGavin.

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04 May 2022

Jubilee Jamboree

From horse & carriage parades, to town bands, space hoppers and Pre-Prep crowns ….it could only be Walhampton’s Jubilee celebrations!

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28 Mar 2022


There is no doubt that Walhampton is a school with green thumbs. With many eco-initiatives that have superseded the requirements for the ‘Green Flag Status’ it is clear that Walhampton cares deeply for the environment.

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21 Mar 2022

The Magic Flute

Walhampton’s first School opera is a success. Walhampton staged its first opera performance of ‘The Magic Flute’ this week to a packed audience of family, staff and special guests from the local community. 

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17 Mar 2022

Alumni Blog 2022

Returning to Walhampton after five years has emersed me into nostalgia. As the new music and drama assistant seeing a school from a staff perspective has shined new lights on old memories.

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18 Mar 2021

My Morning in Pre-Prep

This week I spent a morning in Pre-Prep. Some of the children were, I was told, incredibly excited about my visit as they did not even realise they had a Head.


01 Jan 2021

A letter from our new Head to 2021

Dear 2021 I’m so glad you’re here! Your older brother, 2020, was an oppressive one. Whilst he highlighted just how important community is, he was perplexing and unpredictable. You never knew what was coming next with him.

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01 Nov 2020

Continuous Maths Curriculum

Our maths department has created a continuous curriculum plan for maths learning through the Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior stages of Walhampton.

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07 Sept 2020

Outdoor Learning

When you think of a school classroom, you’ll probably picture four walls, chairs and desks. But what if a classroom had none of that? Just trees and foliage, lakes and fields, open sky for a ceiling, and learning materials strewn around on the woodland floor. Now imagine how much fun that would be for any enquiring young mind.

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10 Aug 2020

Preparing your children for reception

Every year we look forward to welcoming our Reception classes into school in September. For some it’s just a hop and a skip across the corridor from our Kindergarten classroom. For others it’s their first experience of Walhampton.

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07 Apr 2020

Appointment of new headmaster

The Board of Governors is delighted to announce that the School has appointed Jonathan Timms as the new Headmaster of Walhampton from January 2021.

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09 Mar 2020

British Science Week

It’s British Science Week and to celebrate we’re taking a look at the fantastic scientific projects underway by the students at Walhampton in Hampshire.

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14 Feb 2020

What can Shakespeare teach 12 and 13 year olds about love?

The Year 8 text in English this term is ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Set 1 are currently enjoying the cut and thrust, the grief and despair, and of course the achingly moving love story that forms the narrative thread of this classic Shakespearian tragedy.


10 Feb 2020

The Walhampton Express

It’s not just Hogwarts where pupils arrive at school by train. Every week the Walhampton Express travels from London through the picturesque Hampshire countryside to arrive at Walhampton Prep School, an outstanding boarding school in the New Forest.

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10 Jan 2020

Pre-Prep getting it right

Few things are more precious – or wondrous to behold - than the early years of a child’s development. The friends they make. The talents they reveal. The questions they ask. The adventures they enjoy.

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24 Nov 2016

Is Boarding School right for My Daughter

WHY WOULD I CHOOSE BOARDING FOR MY LITTLE GIRL? This is a question that a growing number of parents ask when looking for the right educational path for their daughter.


17 Nov 2016

Flexi-Boarding at Prep School

Most boarding schools today offer a plethora of boarding options, but one option, in particular, is becoming increasingly popular with a large number of parents: In the world of prep schools, ‘flexi boarding’ is seen as a bridge between the world of a day pupil and that of a weekly or full-boarder.

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07 Sept 2016

We're a Green Award Winning Independent Prep School

We are delighted to announce that Walhampton Prep School has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Status. Ten years ago, we joined the Eco-Schools scheme, since then, have guided teachers and pupils to achieving this ultimate Green Flag Status.

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