Hampton Court House
|Motto||Fortiter In Re Suaviter In Modo|
|Type||Independent day school|
|Location||Hampton Court, Hampton
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
|DfE URN||133443 Tables|
Pink and black
Hampton Court House houses a co-educational independent school and also hosts events such as weddings and the filming of movies.
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.
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 his mistress Mrs Anna Maria Donaldson, 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. In 1971, the Teddington Theatre Club converted the picture gallery into a theatre.
- Why I Moved: Back to school, again
- School Introduces No mornings policy for tired teenagers
- HCH headmaster, Guy Holloway and neuroscientist, Dr Christopher-James Harvey interviewed on the BBC World News Channel
- Later School Start Times in Adolescence: Time for Change
- Lord Lucan and others at Hampton Court House
- Thomas Twining III - Scientific, educationist and polymath
- The London Encyclopaedia, edited by Ben Weinreb
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