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Prep School starts in Year 3, when we increase our intake from one form to two. There are usually around 36 boys in each year group, with an average class size of 18.

To register your child for entry to Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep please complete the online registration form using the link below.




Admissions process

Who can apply
Visit Us
7+ Assessment

Who can apply

Entry at age 7

Boys who wish to join Hampton Prep (Years 3 to 6) at 7+ from another school are invited to meet the Headmaster and join us for an assessment morning.

Our 7+ Assessment for entry into Year 3 from September 2025 will be held on Saturday 16 November 2024. If parents are interested in this entry point for their son please email the Admissions Team on

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be entering Year 3 from September 2025. Registration for this entry point is open.

Occasional places

Children wishing to join Hampton Prep after the start of Year 3 will be invited to attend an assessment, as and when places become available. For more information about occasional places please contact the Admissions Registrar on 020 8979 1844 or email


Visit Us

We recommend families visit the school at one of our open events to meet the staff and children and get a feel for the facilities.

Book a visit


To register your son for entry to Hampton Prep please complete the online registration form using the link below. If you experience any difficulties with the online process please let our Admissions Registrar know on 020 8979 1844 or email

We shall acknowledge your registration on receipt of the completed form and non-refundable registration fee. The fee to register your child is £100. Children may be registered for entry at any time after their birth and early registration is recommended.



7+ Assessment

Our assessment morning is specifically designed to appeal to six-year-old boys and is lots of fun! We aim to get to know each boy as much as possible on a personal level, to see if he will be happy and enjoy learning at our School.

The day itself mimics, in so far as it can, a typical School morning and allows us to develop a view of each boy’s potential across a whole range of dispositions and domains.

Although there are three short tests, most of the morning is given over to activities that the boys throw themselves into with great gusto. Outdoor play may include, for instance, tackling a range of giant puzzles in the playground – the boys work together in small groups, sharing ideas on building an interesting model out of wooden blocks and sticks, or inventing a new game for everyone to play.

They also spend a good deal of time talking to us. We ask each boy to bring in an object he treasures and tell us all about it. We usually find this aspect of the day the most fascinating of all – once the boys get chatting to us, and to each other, they could often talk for ever!

A reference is also requested from each boy’s current Headteacher.

Registration is open for children wishing to enter the Prep School in Year 3 from September 2025. The 7+ assessment date for this entry point will take place on Saturday 16 November 2024.

English assessment

The English assessment is a pen and paper exercise and allows us to assess each boy’s developing strengths in English. Boys are asked to complete some reading comprehension activities and may also be asked to write a brief story based on a selection of pictures. No special preparation is required.

Mathematics assessment

In Maths, we assess how much arithmetic a boy can complete in a set period of time – but do not expect them to know any more than they would normally encounter in their current Year 2 setting.

The reasoning assessment

Reasoning ability is assessed using an online exercise. No special preparation or practice is required, just an ability to operate a mouse and keyboard, or touch screen laptop.


Parents are notified of the outcome of the 7+ assessments within ten days. Those in receipt of offers will have an acceptance deadline, at which point a deposit will be required to secure the place.

The same process is followed for any families in receipt of occasional place offers.

Entry to the Prep is subject to a boy achieving the minimum agreed level in his assessment and places are offered to boys who we feel will be happy and thrive at the School and cope positively with the demands placed upon them. As more boys will be assessed than there are places, responses will be ‘offer’, ‘waiting list’ or ‘no offer’.

Boys currently attending Hampton Pre-Prep automatically progress to the Prep School, subject to meeting the required standards of behaviour and progress.