From her home in Canada, Judy found that her ancestors used to live and work at Walhampton. She came over to visit and tell us more...
Little was known about the role of Walhampton during World War II until a recent discovery by OW Peter Ellis
We are proud of all that our Year 8s have achieved this year and warmly welcome them to our Alumni Community!
Walhampton has a fascinating history, not only as a school, but in the centuries that it was lived in as a manor house. Read on if you would like to help us write up our history for all to enjoy!
At our recent alumni reunion in London, Saleem Shamesh spotted himself in a school trip photo - read his account of that expedition through France.
Walhampton, Hordle Walhampton and Hordle House alumni gather for a sociable soiree in London
From chasing butterflies, to eating bowls of dripping and early morning dips in the sea, Mike gives an account of his years as a boarder at Hordle House.
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Walhampton School and we'd like to invite all our alumni to celebrate it with us. Whether you came to Walhampton, Hordle House or Hordle Walhampton you are all part of our school's glorious history and we'd like you and your families to join us for the afternoon. From 2pm on Saturday 15th September, come and wander around our new Heritage Trail, following a guided map with details of our fascinating heritage dating back to 1086 when Walhampton was registered in the Domesday Book. Learn about those who lived here: from monks to gentry, from naval heroes to wounded airmen and finally pupils (with visits from kings and queens along the way). Find out about how the house and grounds evolved over the centuries under the influence of eminent architects and landscape designers. Following an afternoon of indulging in history and heritage (or a simple wander around the beautiful grounds) join us from 4pm-5pm for a delicious afternoon tea together on the front lawn. Please feel free to bring your family along to this relaxed, informal celebration. Reserve your place: The ticket price for the Heritage Trail and Afternoon Tea is £10 per person, with children under 13 years of age free. Income generated goes towards covering the cost of producing the Heritage Trail guide and afternoon tea, with any remaining funds going towards the school Heritage Fund which supports the school archive, heritage features and historical buildings on the Walhampton estate. Please register by: - clicking the button below and selecting the ticket type and payment options - sending a cheque payable to Walhampton School FAO Samantha Allen, 70th Anniversary Alumni Reunion, Walhampton School, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZG - bank transfer to sort code 30-95-32, account number 00383632 and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm payment and names of those in your party In the event that you aren't 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 Heritage Fund, which manages and maintains the school archives and supports heritage initiatives, including the upkeep and restoration of our historic buildings and locations.