The Hampshire School Chelsea
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information


This school has 5 parent reviews

15 Manresa Road
020 73527077
2 - 13
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School Description

The Hampshire School is an independent preparatory day school for girls and boys aged three to 13 years old. Our school is in the heart of London in Chelsea. Our best-practice primary education and exceptional teaching staff will prepare your child for success in 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance Examinations. Destination schools for our children include; Westminster School for Boys, St Paul's, City of London, Dulwich, Stowe, Francis Holland School and many more. The Hampshire School’s rich and varied curriculum and activities will give your child a love of learning and culture from preschool up to age 11 or 13 when they leave us as well-rounded, polite and confident children. Alumni and parents offer outstanding support and networks for you and your child. We are a happy, nurturing, welcoming family school. Our classes are small and our teachers are talented, experienced and committed. More than 300 children from all parts of the world enjoy an excellent education on our two fantastic sites.

The Hampshire School Chelsea Reviews

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“Hidden gem”
This is an amazing school. We couldn't be happier with it. This school should be top of every list for parents wanting a top co-ed school for their child. From the moment you walk in the door you feel the happiness and positivity from the smallest child to the staff. The headmaster is welcoming and personal. He knows every child and family and has their best interests at heart. I love the fact that there is so much educational, hands on, interesting learning taking place. I highly recommend this school to everyone. The children are happy, positive and leave with so many options for top London schools. Trust me you can't go wrong with this school.
“Fantastic, friendly and well organised school where my child thrives.”
I am extremely happy with this school and their approach to support the development of a happy, self-confident and thriving child. I totally disagree with the below review regarding the headmaster. This is a big school compared to many small run local independent schools, and it takes someone with a lot of skills to keep it at its best when it comes to organisation. He has the skills, determination and a very well organised team as well to support him. The Hampshire School Chelsea has not only an incredible building with great facilities, where I finally have the feeling of a proper school here in the middle of London (not many can say the same, with small and crumbled buildings); a great parent community which makes you feel welcome and with staff which is always polite, professional and willing to help. Overall I would say 10/10 Overall, the school is the best choice we have made since moving our child from a previous local independent school, where he was not happy when it came to treatment from school staff in general. We love the school motto and approach to learning, where children are put first.
“Enthusiastic teachers”
The teachers of this school are enthusiastic and it shows in the children. The library is fantastic and the selling point of the building. In my opinion, however, there is a corporate feel about the school as it's owned by a bigger company GEMS Education. It's trying for a more familiar feel but sadly doesn't quite reach the mark yet.
“Great School in Central London”
The Hampshire School Chelsea is a great school that I would highly recommend. I have 3 children ranging from Nursery to Year 2 who are enrolled there. The quality of teachers and staff is excellent and the education that the children are receiving is top-notch. They manage to provide a challenging curriculum while encouraging creativity and individuality. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who lives in central London.
“A happy mom”
The Hampshire School is home to kind and warm staff, and the school itself is a fantastic building.
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News & events from The Hampshire School Chelsea

Last update: 20 April 2021



At The Hampshire School, we are committed to delivering an education with everything your child needs to become an exceptional adult.

We encourage parents to join one of our Open Mornings which run regularly throughout the year or arrange an individual tour. The visit will allow parents to see first-hand what makes the school such a truly special place. Children are very welcome to attend the visit with parents. 

Our next open day is 20th May 2021 - 9:15am

Please visit our Admissions page for more information or you are warmly welcome to call us directly on 020 7352 7077.

To register your interest, please click on the link below. For further information please contact the school's Admissions Office on:

Tel: 020 7352 7077
Email: [email protected] 


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The need for schools to close due to the pandemic has highlighted the vital role that schools play in caring for children as well as helping them learn. Our parent, pupil and staff surveys showed that the online learning provision offered at The Hampshire School Chelsea during lockdown was enjoyed by pupils. However, they have also highlighted the value of naturally occuring discussions and interactions that take place between children. These interactions in classrooms, between lessons and over lunch play are vital to childrens' personal development and an essential element in the education of all students. 

The pandemic encouraged us all to think more creatively about ways of communicating, as well as applying the tips, tricks and technological progression in our repertoire of teaching strategies. We have taken all of the feedback we received from our surveys on board and continue to use it to improve. We have been encouraged by the widespread appreciation in our community at the speed of adaptation to online learning occurred. As expressed most generously by one of our parents:

“The preparation for the sudden closure, as well as the accommodation for our child’s needs, were remarkable”.


87.5% of parents stating that Lockdown 3 exceeded the quality of the virtual provision in Lockdown 1. 

Remote learning is now an important part of our armoury against a pandemic, or similar threat, for continued education and sustained school improvement. ‘Back to better’ initiatives that draw on as many positives as possible from this unprecedented period, will empower children to learn effectively both in schools and at home. 




The Hampshire School Chelsea entered The Bellevue Spelling Bee Competition, giving all pupils in Years 3-8 the opportunity to sharpen their competitive edge by taking part. 

The competition started among year groups, before whittling down to a winner of each key stage. The overall winner from Year 3 and 4, from Year 5 and 6 and from Year 7 and 8 went forward to the inter-school semi-finals. We finished the semi-finals with not one, but THREE finalists; the only school to have one semi-finalist in every category, what an achievement! 

It goes without saying that the whole school was impressed with how well the children performed. As a community, we cheered them on from our screens whilst the pupil’s peers made posters to encourage and motivate them. 




This year, the Hampshire School Chelsea entered three categories at the ISA Awards.

1. ISA Junior School of the Year Award 

2. ISA Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 

3. ISA Award for Innovation in Pupil voice 

These awards annually celebrate the successes of independent schools, recognising the quality of provision in independent education across the UK.

We were proud to be shortlisted as finalists in two categories out of over 550 entries from across the country. The Hampshire School Chelsea was the only London school to be a finalist for both the ISA Award for Junior School of the Year and ISA Award for Innovation in Pupil Voice. We were also the only school from the Bellevue Education group to hold the title ‘finalists’. These awards offer an incredible opportunity to celebrate the success of staff, parents and pupils within our community.

As a school that prides itself on its community care, respect and resilience, it is our great pleasure to congratulate the worthy winners: St Christopher’s School, Epsom; for the Junior School of the Year Award and DLD College London for the Award for Innovation in Pupil Voice. 



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Meet the Head: Dr Pamela Edmonds

Dr Pamela Edmonds has been Headteacher of The Hampshire School Chelsea since August 2018. 

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

My love of maths and sport and a desire to learn how to teach and share my passion for those subjects inspired me to be a teacher. When I had the opportunity to support a child who was finding a particular maths concept difficult to comprehend and was able to demonstrate an alternative way to approach the problem for them to succeed, I knew that I had chosen the right career. Furthermore, I have always been interested in a global mindset and associated pedagogical approaches; teaching in Asia, Spain and the UK has enabled me to live, work and learn from best practice. I strongly believe that with passion and commitment one can make such a difference; for me, it is the best job in the world.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

Leading a learning environment that enables every child to flourish academically and personally, whilst nurturing their many talents for great accomplishment and high self-esteem has to be the greatest highlight. Pupils drive change here at The Hampshire School Chelsea and it is a joy to witness all the pupils, even our youngest children in Pre-School, making a positive impact on the development of their school.  I have been fortunate to lead exceptional schools in the UK, and internationally, and that breadth of experience has led to many accolades, most recently manifesting in The Hampshire School Chelsea becoming a finalist for both the ISA Junior School of the Year Award and Initiative in Pupil Voice at The Hampshire School Chelsea, both of which I am incredibly proud of.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful school has a warm welcome and a personalised platform of support, exceptional communication and timely information for families to ensure a very special experience.  A school that fosters pupils who are confident, independent thinkers, equipped with the strength of character and core values to flourish in a complex, rapidly changing global community and world.  The highest quality of teaching and learning tailored to ensure the rapid progress of all pupils within a culture of care and wellbeing, is essential to foster the curiosity and engagement that leads to high attainment. Core values that pervade and underpin every aspect of school life alongside a Growth Mindset for developing the key skills to maximise outcomes through independent endeavour are prerequisite for a fulfilling and happy life. At The Hampshire School Chelsea our five Core Values of: Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Community and Excellence support the personal and mental wellbeing of all. Our strong academic core, extensive co-curricular programme and specialist teaching in the creative subjects, fosters in our children a love of learning and well-rounded, confident, self-assured global citizens equipped to succeed in life.

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  2. personalised

  3. driven 

  4. caring

  5. top-class.

The Hampshire School Chelsea Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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