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The Hampshire School Chelsea is a leading co-educational, independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 13 years located in the heart of Chelsea, London. It was founded in 1928 by the visionary artist, teacher and celebrated actress, June Hampshire, as an academically ambitious school with roots in the performing arts.

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“The children can blossom in all areas which helps them learn and progress whilst enhancing their emotional intelligence.”

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“Our son has been at the school for five years since joining Early Years. It has been an amazing experience for him, and we really appreciate the holistic approach to learning.”

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“The teachers and staffs’ support, coupled with the rich and nurturing environment of the school, has made the transition from Early Years to Pre-Preparatory seamless.”

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“The Hampshire School’s ethos of kindness, a courteous and a friendly atmosphere jumps out at you as soon as you walk into the building, be it a child or a teacher, a member of staff or even the parents of the students here that will smile and greet you warmly.”

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Head Pamela Edmonds

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The Hampshire School Chelsea children are inquisitive with unique abilities, interests and aspirations.

Founded in 1928, The Hampshire School Chelsea is distinctive as a 3-13 co-educational preparatory school for its location in London, its heritage rooted in the performing arts, and because it offers a holistic education which aims to develop happy, curiosity, confident and intellectually stimulated children who embrace their potential at every stage of school life.

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. The School motto, ‘Alte Spectemus’ reflects our commitment to high aspirations in all aspects of our educational provision. Further, our Growth Mindset approach, and five core values of Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Community and Excellence, encourage personal fulfilment, academic progress and excellence throughout.

Dr Pamela Edmonds, Head


About the school

Aiming high is a fundamental element of the broad and rigorous academic curriculum at The Hampshire School Chelsea which is further strengthened by an extensive extra-curricular clubs programme. We pride ourselves on supporting the children’s development across the breadth of curriculum subjects for academic, sporting, artistic and creative talents to be advanced.

Our school is located in an iconic building in Chelsea where we have a learning environment that inspires children to lead successful lives. The joy of learning and the fun of childhood exploration start in our Early Years setting, where a positive, exploratory and confident attitude to effective learning is nurtured. Preparation for the finest local day and boarding senior schools at 11+ and 13+ is extensive and we have an enviable record of successful transition to selective senior schools.

I hope that our website conveys what makes The Hampshire School Chelsea so special, however, there is no better way to get a clear impression of our educational provision than by visiting us. I look forward to welcoming you.

To arrange a visit and to meet our pupils and staff, please call us on 0207 352 7077 or email admissions@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk