The Hampshire School Chelsea
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

2 - 11
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Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
Day Fees Per Term
Pupils with SEN support

Leaver Destinations


Co-educational nursery

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15 Manresa Road
020 73527077

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School Description

The Hampshire School is an independent preparatory day school for girls and boys aged 2 to 11 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+ 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 Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“Enjoyable learning experience for the Children”

Receptive, approachable staff who make our child's learning experience enjoyable and ambitious.
“Highly Recommend”

The Hampshire School Chelsea offers a good, positive learning environment with a good balance between academic and non-academic activities.
“Delightful atmosphere”

A lovely school, all the children go in happy in the morning and come out happy and full of stories in the afternoon.
“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.
“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, Photos and Open Days from The Hampshire School Chelsea

Last update: 21 June 2023


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

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The Hampshire School was proud to be shortlisted as finalists in two categories out of over 550 entries from across the country in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) awards. 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.

This year, we were shortlisted in three categories:

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.


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At The Hampshire School Chelsea, we promise that all learners will be valued, respected and supported in providing a high quality education in a stimulating environment.

Our Five Core Values are:

1. Resilience 

2. Respect

3. Community

4. Excellence

5. Responsibility

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'Aim high' is the motto of our school and it is one which all members of the school community strive towards.

We provide the foundations for each child’s love of learning to flourish within a nurturing and caring ethos. We are a reflective learning community and value the quality of our relationships with our parents and whole school community.

Mr Richard Lock, Headmaster 

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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.