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Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Entrance Exam Information


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Hampton School is an independent day school for boys in Hampton, Greater London. Established in 1557, it has educated an array of notable personalities, including esteemed authors, entrepreneurs, Olympic gold medalists and surgeons. [1]


A varied selection of subject options is at the core of the school’s extensive educational provision. Lessons for languages, mathematics, PSHE, Latin, Mandarin and many other disciplines are tailored to meet pupils’ expectations and stimulate their participation in in-class activities, maximising their cognitive potential in the process. 


Beyond the classroom, boys benefit from an overarching co-curricular offering that encompasses everything from chess, film making and philosophy to Architecture Club, debating and DofE. Through the Talk! series, Hampton provides students with the unique opportunity to hear from professionals from all walks of life, thus allowing them to become familiar with the pressures and complexities that characterise the world of work. [2]


In line with the motto Praestat Opes Sapientia (Wisdom surpasses wealth), Hampton offers a rigorous and relevant education without disregarding the moral and spiritual dimension of pupils’ development. As a result, boys leave school with a clear sense of right and wrong, performing at the highest academic standard while remaining profoundly true to themselves.


Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Information


Address: Hanworth Road, Hampton TW12 3HD

County: Middlesex

Admissions info: or 020 8979 9273

School type: Independent day school for boys

Open day: Each Term

Exam date, Year 6 pre-test entry: December of Year 6

Exam date, Year 7 pre-test entry: December of Year 7


Open Events for Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Entry


Visitors’ Mornings and Afternoons are held each term, offering families the opportunity to learn about the school’s provision first-hand. The events consist of an address from the Head, one-on-ones with key staff members and guided tours of facilities. Booking is made through this page. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Admissions


Year 9 entry into Hampton School is through two possible routes: Year 6 pre-test entry and Year 7 pre-test entry. Year 6 Pre-test entry applicants are assessed while they are in Year 6. Year 7 Pre-test entry applicants sit the exam while in Year 7.


The application deadline for Year 6 pre-test entry applicants is in November of Year 6, and for Year 7 pre-test applicants, it is in October of Year 7. 


  • Year 6 pre-test applicants will sit the exam in December and be interviewed in early January. Results will be made known in February. If a place is offered, you should accept it by January of Year 7. 


  • Year 7 pre-test applicants for 13+ entry will sit the exam in December of Year 7. Selected applicants will be interviewed the following January, and results will be made known later the same month. 


Please note that acceptance of a place includes a payment of a £1,600 deposit, refunded during your son’s last term at Hampton. 


Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Hampton offers Academic, Chess, Art, Music, Performing Arts and Sports Scholarships to 13+ applicants. Assessments for these typically take place in January prior to the September entry. Their value is 5-25% of fees. 


The academic awards, also known as Nathaniel Lacey Scholarships and John Jones Scholarships, are offered following success in the Common Academic Scholarship Examination. 


Art Scholarships are awarded on the basis of drawing/painting test and portfolio, while Music Scholarships are available to applicants who perform at Grade VI standard on at least one of two instruments. 


Chess Scholarships are awarded to applicants who play to a standard that corresponds with an ECF rating of around 1250. Sport Scholarships applicants will be practically assessed and their spatial awareness skills and technical ability will be taken into consideration. More details about scholarships at Hampton are available on this page


If you wish your child to be considered for a means-tested bursary, you should tick the appropriate box on the registration form. To support your son’s application, you will be asked to provide details about your financial circumstances, such as family income, assets, family size, etc. 


The evaluation process will include a home visit. Please note that only applicants who have been invited to an interview (following the examination stage) will be considered for a bursary. 


Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Format 


The Hampton School Year 6 pre-test examination consists of the following assessments:


  • Creative Writing 
  • Comprehension Exercise
  • Mathematics
  • Words & Reasoning 


The Creative writing paper examines writing skills, including spelling and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.


The comprehension exercise tests skills such as inference and grammar.


The maths exam assesses your son’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.


The Words and Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess logical thinking and the use of English language and vocabulary, as well as the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve.


The Hampton School Year 7 pre-test exam for 13+ entry consists of the same assessments, but at a more difficult, age-appropriate level. 


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Hampton School 13+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Exam


To successfully prepare your child for the selective Hampton School 13+ entrance exam, we recommend using practice tests. Our resources fully reflect the actual exam by covering all the question types that could come up, whilst helping your child become familiar with the exam layout. 


Coupled with a structured study plan, our practice tests will help you define any weak areas that require additional work at the earliest. They will also help you recognise your child’s strengths, resulting in a significant boost of their confidence in the lead up to the big day.


Furthermore, your child will get used to answering questions quickly and effectively, under time pressure.


Our resources are designed to be age-appropriate, yet challenging, and, as such, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year. Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Hampton School 13 Plus entrance examination can be found below.


Hampton School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Practice Papers


Hampton School Year 6 Pre-Test Entry Exam 




We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Hampton School English papers, taken in Year 6. They will help improve your son’s writing and comprehension skills, including spelling and punctuation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


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11+ English Bundle


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To prepare for the Hampton School Year 6 mathematics paper, we would recommend using the following practice papers:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


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11+ Mathematics Bundle


Words and Reasoning


The following full practice resources will significantly improve your child’s skills ahead of the Year 6 Words & Reasoning exam:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Even though they were designed for the SPGS bespoke Comprehension exam, the following packs can help your child successfully prepare for the Hampton Year 6 Words & Reasoning exam as they tackle similar sorts of questions: 


SPGS Comprehension Practice Test 1


SPGS Comprehension Practice Test 2


SPGS Comprehension Practice Test 3


SPGS Comprehension Practice Test 4




This pack will help prepare your son for the Year 6 interview.


11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide


Hampton School Year 7 Pre-Test Entry Exam 




We highly recommend the following packs to successfully prepare your son for the Hampton School creative writing and comprehension papers, taken in Year 7:


12+ English Pack 2


12+ English: Spelling


12+ English: Rewrite & Improve


12+ English: Vocabulary & Grammar


12+ English: Punctuation


12+ English: Inference Skills




We highly recommend the use of the following papers to help develop your son’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Hampton School maths test, taken in Year 7:


12+ Mathematics Pack 2


12+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic


12+ Mathematics: Problem Solving


Words and Reasoning


The following practice papers will provide useful preparation for the Hampton School Words and Reasoning paper, taken in Year 7:


12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


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Hampton Year 7 Pretest Bundle



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Hampton School 13+ past papers. The information provided about Hampton School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Hampton School:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 6 entry via the 10 Plus (10+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 12 entry via the 16 Plus (16+) Exam

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