John Hampden Grammar School

Welcome from the Headteacher and the Head Boy

ASC_6317The three words contained in our vision – Excellence, Ethos and Excitement -  underpin all that we aim to achieve at JHGS.

At JHGS your son will experience an outstanding education. Lessons will go far beyond the narrow confines of the exam syllabus to instil in your son a passion for the subject and a life-long love of learning. As the 21st century progresses it becomes more evident that knowledge is only one component of success and therefore at JHGS, through subject lessons and the extensive extra-curricular and enrichment programmes, we aim to equip our students with the range of skills to succeed in the ever-changing modern world. Leadership, problem solving, confidence, resilience, consideration, respectfulness; these are just some of the skills and qualities that JHGS students will have developed in their time with us.

Students, staff and parents present and past are proud to be part of the JHGS community. Our excellent pastoral system builds a sense of self-worth in each boy, mutual respect for each other and an appreciation of their responsibility to use their talents to make our school, the community and society a better place.

JHGS is an outstanding boys’ grammar school. Our exam results consistently place us amongst the top performing schools in the country especially in “value added” performance at A Level. After Sixth Form our young men will go on to study at the best universities in the country and then begin careers in many leading professions and occupations. Our co-curricular programme is excellent. We have an extensive sporting programme to cater for the wide-ranging interests of the boys and are rightly proud of the numerous sporting triumphs of our teams and individual students at local, national and international level.  The arts are an integral part of school life promoting creativity and providing a wonderful showcase for the boys’ talents. Regular school visits here and abroad deepen understanding, widen horizons and create friendships and memories that last a life time.

We are very proud of all that we do at JHGS and would be delighted to tell you more. Please look at our website and prospectus, come to our open evening or make an appointment to visit the school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Miss Tracey Hartley


"Quit ye Like Men” our motto, is a phrase that, as you enter our school, may mean little, but one
that by the time you leave, will resound with you forever. At John Hampden Grammar School, we
offer nothing but the best; whether it be in the classroom, around the community or out in the
sporting world.
I am immensely proud to say that I am Head Boy; just as proud as I was when I found out I had a
place at this school. Throughout my time here, I have made some special memories and met
some extraordinary people. But, as one would expect, I have never stopped learning.
My aim, as Head Boy, is to inspire. I feel as though in my appointed position I should be the one
to make people, young and old, feel welcome and as though they belong, whenever they walk
through our doors. But perhaps more importantly, everything I do, is done with a smile on my
face, through the good times and the hard. If I do that, and if I manage to make someone smile
with me, then I believe I have done my job. But in a place like this, a place like ours, it is difficult
not to smile- the friendliness of staff combined with the helpfulness of peers makes life here so
much better.
And so, as I finish my welcome, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for expressing an
interest in John Hampden, and I look forward to meeting you very soon.
My kindest regards

Dan Broughton