James Petrie, now heading up a secondary school in Barcelona, reflects on his school days as a child at Walhampton
We were delighted to welcome back the founders and namesakes of our much loved cross country competition.
"Excellent in all areas" is an accolade that we are delighted to have achieved in our ISI inspection just before Christmas.
Take a look at our film featuring alumni discussing their time at school from 1948 to date.
Chris Elliott returns to Walhampton with his daughter to reminisce about his time at school 60 years ago.
We are looking for local volunteers to help serve teas and sell tickets at some of our special school events.
Thanks to a very generous donation by the You family, Walhampton now has the latest in touch screen technology in every classroom.
The Walhampton Arts Festival is back! This year the theme is Animals. Prepare to be entertained by all the Walhampton children through drama, music, poetry, art and more, as we celebrate Animalia throughout our school grounds! The date is Saturday 11th May from 11am to 3pm. All children from Reception to Year 8 are involved and our alumni are very welcome to join current families and friends. THE PERFORMANCES The Loop - 11am - 1pm You are invited to take a loop around the school grounds and enjoy the Prep children performing wonderful scenes from Narnia, Wind in The Willows, Just So Stories, My Family & Other Animals and more. There will be live animals for all to meet who will be part of ‘The Durrells’ sketch, featuring Oreo the Racoon and a Meerkat, Tegu, Tenrec , Armadillo, Burmese Python, Tarantula and a Blue Tongued Skink! The Outdoor Stage 1pm onwards Our school rock bands will be performing on the outdoor stage from 1pm, during lunch. 2-3pm A showcase of animal themed performances. All the children in Reception to Year 3 are joining forces to kick start the show at 2pm with a wonderful song, followed by scenes from War Horse, The Lion King and much more for you all to enjoy. LUNCH You are welcome to bring your own picnic or pre-order lunch from our brilliant Chef Carl's home-cooked pasta bar, which will be available from 12pm on the day. Adult portions cost £6.95 and smaller children’s portions cost £4. Please pre-order your food (below) by Friday 3rd May. There will be other wonderful treats to feast on at the event. The Walhampton Parents' Association (WPA) are organising a scrumptious Narnia sweet stall full of surprises and providing a bar serving G&T's, Pimms, beer and wine. There will also be a Greedo’s coffee van, The Fruit Shack smoothie van and other treats. And look out for the animal photo booth. Please bring cash for these stalls on the day - all proceeds are for the two school charities and the School Wish List. COST The ticket price of the event is £10 per family, with food orders in addition if required. Adult lunch £6.95 per person, smaller children’s portions £4 each. Please note that spaces are limited to 30 alumni so please reserve your place as soon as possible. Please make payment by: - clicking on the Book today button below and making payment online - sending a cheque payable to Walhampton School FAO Samantha Allen, Walhampton Arts Festival, Walhampton School, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZG. Please confirm the names of those in your party and any lunch orders. - bank transfer to sort code 30-95-32, account number 00383632 and send an email to email@example.com to confirm payment, names of those in your party and any lunch orders. In the event that you are not able to attend, please note that refunds can not be made - your payment will go towards the overall cost of the event with any profits going towards our school charities and the school wish list. We can't wait to welcome you to our Arts Festival so you can see all the amazing performances that the children have been rehearsing.
Walhampton is delighted to take part in The National Garden Scheme by opening it's gardens and grounds to the public on Sunday 12th May 2019. The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million so far to The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, and Parkinson’s UK, amongst others. Of Walhampton they write: "Glorious walks through large C18 landscape garden surrounding magnificent mansion (not open). Visitors will discover three lakes, serpentine canal, climbable prospect mount, period former banana house and orangery, fascinating shell grotto, plantsman’s glade and Italian terrace by Peto (c1907), drives and colonnade by Mawson (c1914). Excedrae and sunken garden, rockery, Roman arch, and fountain. Seating, guided tours with garden history." If you would like to come for a wander on Sunday 12th May 2019, the gardens will be open between 2.30pm - 5.30pm with guided tours by our Estate Manager and resident historian David Hill. A donation of £5 would be appreciated towards the NHS charities. For more information visit the National Garden Scheme website.
Our 70th Anniversary celebrations brought about much interest from our original Walhampton pupils, however some weren't able to make it on the day, and others wanted more time to look around the school and see how things have changed, or not. Whilst we continue to try to find as many of our Walhampton Old Boys from 1948-1959, we thought that a date should be set so that all of us can forward on to friends, who may not be registered on the alumni database, and have as many together at our reunion as possible. The date of the reunion is Wednesday 12th June 2019, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. We will be taking a gentle guided tour of the school followed by afternoon tea. The reunion is FREE of charge, we only ask that each person tries to contact friends to let them know about the reunion so that we can welcome as many as possible back to your childhood home from home. Please ask friends and family to join the Alumni Community online at www.walhamptonalumni.com so that we can stay in touch going forward. REGISTRATION To register simply contact Samantha Allen, by one of the following means, to let her know your name, years at school and any dietary or accessibility requirements: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 01590 613 300 Address Walhampton School, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZG or click on 'I'd like to attend' below.