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.
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.
We are delighted to be up and running with our new Clever Touch screens throughout the school. The screens bring together the best educational apps and state of the art technology, empowering teachers and children to have even more ways to enhance learning. We are all incredibly grateful to Mr and Mrs You, for their extremely generous donation of these displays. 30 CleverTouch screens have been installed in almost every classroom in Pre-Prep and the Prep school. Teachers and pupils have been busy learning new IT skills so our classes can include some of the new…Read More
When asked how he would like to celebrate his impressive achievement of spending 50 years working at Walhampton, Mr Hill replied that he would like to give a lecture on two of his favourite topics - Mathemathics and Philosophy... On the evening of 7th March, the PAC was filled with parents, pupils, friends, current and former colleagues of Mr Hill, to listen to his talk on the ‘great minds’ over the centuries. Starting with the earliest philosopher and mathematician, Thales, Mr Hill took us on a whirlwind tour through the history of numbers and thought,…Read More
On Friday 30th September we held a very special service to mark the opening of our Garden of Remembrance. The Garden is a sanctuary of peace and reflection at the school, where children and adults alike can remember loved ones they have lost, as well as those who have fought for our country and freedom. In addition to remembering the 19 Hordelians who are represented on the Memorial Board (still sited in the Chapel), the Garden is also a tribute to those British soldiers who fought at the Battle of Arnhem. Walhampton school has a…Read More
We are thrilled to announce that the new school in Cambodia, financed and sponsored by Walhampton, has been built and opened. One hundred and thirty children are now attending lessons, for the first time, in Khe Nang a rural village in the north east of Cambodia, near the border with Laos. We hope that in the coming months close to 300 children will be attending this new school. Khe Nang is home to Khmer and Laos speaking families, as well as a hilltribe community who speak their own indigenous language. Only 1% of the village…Read 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
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