We would have loved to welcome you to our school in person but holding our usual Open Evening in 2020 was not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. As such, we put together this virtual open event.
You can hear from our Headteacher, our Head Boy and two of our Year 8 students about what makes this school so special and from some of our students on what it’s like in Year 7 and beyond at John Hampden.
Our teachers are also here to guide you through the courses offered and to talk about the opportunities available for extracurricular extension and, of course, GCSE and A level achievements.
If you have any questions you can contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.
Welcome to the John Hampden Grammar School Virtual Open Evening.
We have embarked on a significant building programme, and your son will benefit from the facilities in our new £3.5m Innovation Hub which is scheduled to open in Autumn 2021. This building will provide modern learning facilities to equip students with the skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to both the local, national and global economy.
Please take a look at the progress so far by watching this timelapse video.
We have recently completed a £500,000 update on our extremely popular Design and Technology workrooms and studio. These facilities are kitted out with an extensive range of equipment and software to enable the boys to develop design and engineering skills in a range of materials. This update includes the creation of a dedicated design studio for GCSE and A level students. This is in addition to our food technology suite, which is very popular with the boys.
In Autumn 2020 we opened two new science laboratories to supplement the existing 9 laboratories and 2 prep rooms to cater for the popularity of Sciences at JHGS. This is just part of our ongoing improvements to enhance the school’s teaching and learning facilities.