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At the North Face (Justin Davidson, Jack Clode, and secondary school friend Ben Ridgeon)

Justin Davidson and Jack Clode (OW 1977-1982) on their own expedition

OWs Justin, Jack and their friend Ben are on a cycling adventure! More...

Archivist and Heritage Committee members
Celebrating our wonderful volunteers!

A well-deserved afternoon tea for our generous school helpers. More...

Giles and his wife of 25 years on their anniversary
Giles Yarde-Leavett (HH 1970-1975) lives in South Africa

Congratulations to Giles and his wife who have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary! More...

Tanya and family in sunny Spain
Tanya Money (HH 1988-1990) runs a law firm in Marbella

Happily living in Spain with her boys, Tanya looks back at her time at Hordle with great fondness. More...

Richard Metcalf
Richard Metcalf (HH 1976-1980) fond memories of Hordle from Australia

A home in Tasmania, a love of travel and a career in technology - Richard Metcalf fills us in on his life since Hordle More...

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Lucy with current Head Master, Titus Mills
Lucy Ellwood-Russell speaks in Chapel

We were delighted to welcome back Head Girl of 1995, Lucy Ellwood-Russell, to speak in our first Chapel service of the y… More...

A shared love of Walhampton
Two Head Girls, twenty years apart, share their views on life at Walhampton

We take an interesting peek at Walhampton life from the perspective of two Head Girls, our current Alicia Pearson-Chisma… More...

James Petrie (W 1977-1983)
James Petrie (W 1977-1983), Head of a British school in Spain

James Petrie, now heading up a secondary school in Barcelona, reflects on his school days as a child at Walhampton More...

School photo 1926
The Founding of Hordle House: A history 1926 - 1971

The story of the Founding of Hordle House written by Peter Whately-Smith More...

1940s and 1950s Old Boys Reunion - June 2019
1940s and 1950s Old Boys Reunion - June 2019

The joyous reunion of old friends - some of whom hadn't seen each other since they left Walhampton over 50 years ago. More...

Richard Metcalf
Richard Metcalf (HH 1976-1980) fond memories of Hordle from Australia

A home in Tasmania, a love of travel and a career in technology - Richard Metcalf fills us in on his life since Hordle More...

Class of 2019
Welcome to the Class of 2019!

As our Year 8 pupils prepare to leave Walhampton, we wish them a warm welcome to our Alumni Community! More...

Swimming Summer 1967
A glimpse into 1960s Walhampton - swimming and sports

Ifor Phillips has kindly shared family footage of school swimming events and activities taken by his father in the late … More...

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SCHOOL NEWS

Class of 2019
Welcome to the Class of 2019!

As our Year 8 pupils prepare to leave Walhampton, we wish them a warm welcome to our Alumni Community! More...

Arts Festival 2017
Independent Schools Inspectorate Report - Dec 2018

"Excellent in all areas" is an accolade that we were delighted to achieve in our ISI inspection at the end of 2018. More...

Class of 2018
Welcome to the Class of 2018!

We are proud of all that our Year 8s have achieved this year and warmly welcome them to our Alumni Community! More...

INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI

Giles and his wife of 25 years on their anniversary
Giles Yarde-Leavett (HH 1970-1975) lives in South Africa

Congratulations to Giles and his wife who have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary! More...

Tanya and family in sunny Spain
Tanya Money (HH 1988-1990) runs a law firm in Marbella

Happily living in Spain with her boys, Tanya looks back at her time at Hordle with great fondness. More...

Richard Metcalf
Richard Metcalf (HH 1976-1980) fond memories of Hordle from Australia

A home in Tasmania, a love of travel and a career in technology - Richard Metcalf fills us in on his life since Hordle More...

SCHOOL ON FILM

1950s boys balance
2018 September 70th Anniversary of Walhampton

Take a look at our film featuring alumni discussing their time at school from 1948 to date. More...

Riding through field of buttercups
2017-2018 Walhampton Community

Watch this wonderful film that summarises our Walhampton community spirit More...

Class of 2018
2018 Walhampton Leavers' Film

A film dedicated to our pupils who left in the Summer of 2018. More...

BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Slipper Camps luxury retreat in Kent
Laura Wade (W 1972-1977), starts up new Ladies Retreats business

Laura Jardine (Wade) shares her journey leading up to the launch of her new business 'Slipper Camps'... More...

Ocean Brothers Greg and Jude
Ocean Brothers - Greg Bailey (W 2000-2003)

Brothers Greg and Jude plan to row across the Atlantic next year to raise thousands of pounds for skin cancer research - watch their video to find out… More...

Elegant outdoor dining
Victoria Warrender (Henley), Walhampton 1987-1992, Teakunique

Victoria runs the beautiful teak outdoor furniture business, Teakunique, take a peak at her collections... More...

ALUMNI NEWSLETTERS

Riding through a field of buttercups
Alumni Newsletter - Summer 2018 - Issue 9

Walhampton, Hordle Walhampton and Hordle House Alumni Newsletter for former parents, pupils, staff and friends. Focusing on activity in the Summer ter… More...

Painting by Edward Burrard, 1832, cousin of Admiral Sir Harry Burrard-Neale
Alumni Newsletter - Spring 2018 - Issue 8

Alumni Newsletter for former pupils, parents, staff and friends of Walhampton, Hordle Walhampton and Hordle House schools. Detailing alumni activity f… More...

Playing in Autumn leaves
Alumni Newsletter - Winter 2018 - Issue 7

Alumni Newsletter for former pupils, parents, staff and friends of Walhampton, Hordle Walhampton and Hordle House schools. Detailing alumni activity f… More...

SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL

Archivist and Heritage Committee members
Celebrating our wonderful volunteers!

A well-deserved afternoon tea for our generous school helpers. More...

Sumptuous cakes at Walhampton events
Could you lend a helping hand?

We are looking for local volunteers to help serve teas and sell tickets at some of our special school events. More...

Nigel Roberts (OW 1959-1964) and Robin Rustom (OW 1957-1963)
Nigel Roberts (OW 1959-1964) speaks in Chapel

International advisor to countries at war, Nigel Roberts gave a fascinating talk to pupils, parents and staff about his work and how Walhampton set hi… More...

ALUMNI GATHERINGS

1940s and 1950s Old Boys Reunion - June 2019
1940s and 1950s Old Boys Reunion - June 2019

The joyous reunion of old friends - some of whom hadn't seen each other since they left Walhampton over 50 years ago. More...

Original boarders: Michael Perkins, Jamie Heron and Nick Carey-Thomas
Happy 70th Birthday Walhampton! 15th September 2018

Saturday 15th September was a joyous occasion where Walhampton families, past and present, joined together to celebrate 70 years of our fabulous schoo… More...

London Alumni Reunion 2018
London Alumni Reunion 2018 - Cavalry & Guards Club

Walhampton, Hordle Walhampton and Hordle House alumni gather for a sociable soiree in London More...

VISITING ALUMNI

Chris Elliott showing us the socks he painted with Miss Le May
Chris Elliott (W 1958-1962) celebrates his 70th birthday!

Chris Elliott returns to Walhampton with his daughter to reminisce about his time at school 60 years ago. More...

Jeff with the mural painted by the boys in 1958
Jeff Ridgway finds his childhood masterpiece!

OW 1958-1962, Jeff Ridgway, enjoyed a tour around the school and was delighted to see the mural so well preserved! More...

Tim Deakin in front of the Chapel windows from Hordle House
Tim Deakin (HH 1939-1945)

As one of our oldest 'old boys', at 86 years old, we were delighted to welcome Tim Deakin to school to share his memories. More...

HORDLE HOUSE 1926-1997

Michael Barnham shares his school time memories

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 Hou… More...

Howard and Ian talking to our photographer at the last reunion event
The Angus Brothers - Hordle's Young Tennis Champions!

Ian and Howard Angus were budding tennis stars in their youth - we caught up with them at our Hordle House reunion. More...

Boys on the Beach, by Dorothy Whately-Smith
Hordle Cliff Watercolour Collection

Dorothy Whately-Smith, wife of the founder of Hordle House, painted a collection of beautiful watercolour paintings of life around Hordle House, inclu… More...

OLD WALHAMPTONIANS - 1970s

Jon Bentley, Chris S
OW 1970s - A-B

Details of OW (surnames starting A-B) as previously featured on the Old Walhamptonians website More...

Visiting weekend circa 1973
OW 1970s - C-F

Details of OW (surnames starting C-F) as previously featured on the Old Walhamptonians website More...

Swings and School
OW 1970s - G-K

Details of OW (surnames starting G-K) as previously featured on the Old Walhamptonians website More...

NOW & THEN

Robert Dalziell and Clive Perry - founders of the cross country competition
The Return of Perry and Dalziell

We were delighted to welcome back the founders and namesakes of our much loved cross country competition. More...

Striking the same pose - Saleem now and then!
An Unforgettable French Trip - Expeditions Week 1974

At our recent alumni reunion in London, Saleem Shamesh spotted himself in a school trip photo - read his account of that expedition through France. More...

Mull 2016
Memories of Mull

Sleeping outside and coasteering... two Walhamptonian girls, 36 years apart, recall their experiences of going to Mull More...

REMEMBRANCE

Mr and Mrs Fleming in the Garden of Remembrance
Patricia Fleming visits her family's school

The daughter of Hordelian Anthony Stanton and niece of John Stanton (on our memorial board) pays the school a visit to find out more about her relativ… More...

Captain Andy Whately-Smith
BBC News feature on compensation payments for WW2 concentration camp victims

An interesting article where reference is made to Andy Whately-Smith and Hordle House, including interview with Andy's nephew, Chris Whately-Smith More...

The Whately-Smith family present a painting of Andy to their French friends
David Whately-Smith follows the final steps of his uncle Andy, a Hordelian who died in WW2

The Whately-Smith family visited France to learn more about Andy Whately-Smith, whose story is detailed in the 'Remembrance' book More...

FUNDRAISING

Interactive learning with new Clever Touch screens
Enhanced learning with Clever Touch screens

Thanks to a very generous donation by the You family, Walhampton now has the latest in touch screen technology in every classroom. More...

Sculpture of Veteran and Children by Jane Pickance
Walhampton's Garden of Remembrance

Inspired by our close connections with WWII, we officially opened our Garden of Remembrance, accompanied by ten Arnhem veterans More...

The Walhampton Bake Off team - bearing their Christmas treats!
Festive Food Workshop

An evening of culinary discussion and delights as Chef Carl France shared his Christmas secrets More...

REMINISCENCES

Judy Zipursky visiting her ancestors home
Judy Zipursky delves into her past and finds Walhampton!

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... More...

Lew Funk, Photographer to the US Air Force
WWII Walhampton Captured on Camera

Little was known about the role of Walhampton during World War II until a recent discovery by OW Peter Ellis More...

Cowboys and Indians party
Memories of 1950s and 60s life at Walhampton

Jeff Ridgway spurs memories of life at Walhampton over 50 years ago... More...

ALUMNI NEWS

At the North Face (Justin Davidson, Jack Clode, and secondary school friend Ben Ridgeon)
Justin Davidson and Jack Clode (OW 1977-1982) on their own expedition

OWs Justin, Jack and their friend Ben are on a cycling adventure! More...

Jubilation as the Ocean Brothers arrive in Barbados
Ocean Brothers Cross the Atlantic!

Jubilation as Greg Bailey (HW 2000-2003) and Jude Massey reach Barbados after their 53 day ordeal rowing across the Atlantic. More...

2017 School Leavers
Class of 2017 Leaver's Service

In a nostalgic service, pupils leaving Walhampton at the end of the Summer Term 2017 shared their favourite memories of their years at school. More...

FUTURE EVENTS

Heads of School reading the Welcome Poem
An Old-Fashioned Welcome

Hearts were touched as the Heads of School read a welcome poem to the alumni gathering. More...

THROUGH THE DECADES

Swimming Summer 1967
A glimpse into 1960s Walhampton - swimming and sports

Ifor Phillips has kindly shared family footage of school swimming events and activities taken by his father in the late 1960s More...

OBITUARY

Christopher Sandes
Christopher Sandes, Pupil at Walhampton, 1962-1966

The sad passing away of Christopher Sandes on his 65th birthday. More...

Dave Hurrell
Dave Hurrell, Maintenance man at Walhampton, 2000-2019

Sad news that following a long illness Dave Hurrell has passed away. More...

Denis Dunlop
Denis Dunlop, First Master at Walhampton, 1958-1977

Reflecting back on the life of Denis Dunlop, who taught at Walhampton for 18 years. More...

WEDDINGS

Mr and Mrs Thomas on their happy day
Congratulations Victoria Thomas (Rostand)!

OWs return to Walhampton to celebrate the marriage of Victoria and Milo. More...

John and Joy Elphinstone with Milly and Paul at Walhampton
Wedding celebrations at Walhampton!

Milly Elphinstone celebrates her marriage to Paul at a beautiful ceremony and reception at Walhampton... More...

Laura (Wade) and Robert Jardine at their wedding reception
Wedding bells for Walhamptonians Laura and Robert!

A momentus day in alumni history... the wedding of two former Walhampton pupils! More...

CAREER SUCCESS

Susie Sheldon
Susie Sheldon announced as next Lord Lieutenant

Former Walhampton governor and mum, Susie Sheldon, has been appointed Lord Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight More...

David Hill - still smiling 50 years on!
David clocks up half a century!

This year we are celebrating the career of David Hill as he marks 50 years of service to Walhampton school. More...

Proud parents Paul and Beth Morris, with son Peter
Peter Morris, HW 2004-2008, has completed his officer's training at Sandhurst

Peter Morris is commissioned into the Royal Logistic Corps More...

SCHOLARSHIPS

Lena Mills and Hattie Wheeler
Lena Mills and Hattie Wheeler

KES senior school scholarship success for two former pupils at Walhampton, now in year 9 More...

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