Hampton Court House

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Hampton Court House
Hampton Court House from Bushy Park 04.jpg
Motto Fortiter In Re Suaviter In Modo
Established 2001
Type Independent day school
Headmaster Guy Holloway
Location Hampton Court, Hampton
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
51°24′29″N 0°20′32″W / 51.40817°N 0.34230°W / 51.40817; -0.34230Coordinates: 51°24′29″N 0°20′32″W / 51.40817°N 0.34230°W / 51.40817; -0.34230
DfE URN 133443 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 240
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–18

Pink and black

Former pupils Old Courtiers
Website Hampton Court House School

Hampton Court House is an 18th-century building on the edge of Bushy Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, built the house in 1757. Hampton Court House houses a co-educational independent school and also hosts events such as weddings and the filming of movies.

The school[edit]

Hampton Court House School, or HCH as it is popularly known, was founded by Lady Eliana Houston-Boswall and her son Alexander Houston-Boswall, after splitting from her partner Sir Alford Houstoun-Boswall in 1996; together they had previously founded The Harrodian School in 1993. Hampton Court House School opened its doors in September 2001 after extensive refurbishments.[1]

The Sixth Form, led by former Westminster School headmaster Tristram Jones-Parry, opened in September 2015. It was the first school in the UK to start lessons in the afternoon.[2][3][4]

The building[edit]

The Grade II listed building fronts Hampton Court Green and backs on to Bushy Park. It was built around 1757 by George Montagu Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, for the opera singer Mrs Anna Maria Donaldson,[5] and was designed by architect Thomas Wright. In 1771, after the death of the Earl, it was let to the Earl of Suffolk, then to the 4th Earl of Sandwich; Charles Bingham; Admiral Lord Keith; and the 3rd Earl of Kelly. In 1883, Thomas Twining of the Twinings family of tea and coffee merchants bought the house for his daughter and her husband Auguste de Wette.[6] In 1971, the Teddington Theatre Club converted the picture gallery into a theatre.[7]

The estate is Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[8]

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