Philanthropy is has lived within the walls of Walhampton for centuries... John Postle Hestletine, owner of Walhampton 1883-1910, bequethed his etchings and much of his distinguished art collection to the National Gallery. Viscountess St Cyres, who lived here 1910-1936, was a great philanthrophist - throwing annual parties for chidlren and welcoming the local community to her gardens in exchange for a small donation to support Lymington hospital. Headmaster John Bradfield bought Walhampton in 1954 (later making it into a Charitable Trust), generously donated to the development of the school and purchased the well-loved school house on the Isle of Mull.
Today the generousity of the Walhampton community continues to thrive and we are able to celebrate developments in the school and beyond thanks to funding from families past and present. Read more about what we've already achieved together and where our next focus lies.
As part of his 50th year celebrations, David Hill gave an enlightening lecture and raised over £150 for our new Heritage Fund! More...
* Peter Ellis, Chris King and Chris Knox for sponsoring photos and magazines to be scanned and uploaded to the digital archive
* The You Family for the Clever Touch screens in each classroom
* The supporters of the WPA who enabled us to build our much used Outdoor Learning Classroom
* The families who visited Arnhem who funded the cast bronze sculpture in the Garden of Remembrance
* The parents who sponsored, and continue to sponsor our school in Cambodia
* Patricia de Mowbray, whose late husband went to Hordle House, for new hymn books
* Continuing support from current familes and friends who support our WPA and school charities
NEW Digital archive – We are currently scanning in the photographs, play programmes and school magazines from our archives for everyone to view online. We are working with a professional scanning company experienced in handling archive materials - at a small cost per page. Please donate today to help make our archive as full and interesting as possible for everyone to enjoy.