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Special Guest Returns for Naming of ‘Hampton Hall’


At the end of term, Thorpe Hall was delighted to welcome former headteacher, Andrew Hampton into school for a special naming celebration marking his service and commitment to the school and his vision in delivering The Seaglass, Thorpe Hall’s impressive £2m sports and events centre.

Joined by governors, staff, alumi and current pupils. Mr Hampton unveiled a plaque officially naming ‘Hampton Hall’, the main sports hall within The Seaglass, in his honour.

The Seaglass was built in 2018 and opened by GB’s most decorated olympian, Max Whitlock. The initial concept however  dates back more than five years prior to its openeing, and Mr Hampton led the project from the beginning through to completion, alongside a project committee of selected SLT and Governors.

In his speech, Mr Hampton said: “It is wonderful to leave my mark on the school which I loved and nurtured for 14 years…What is so pleasing about The Seaglass project is that it is not only a building with a lot more space than we strictly needed at the time we built it, but also that the design is so iconic. It would have been easy for the Governors to follow the trend of the other three buildings and build something that blended in and was modest in its design scope.  Instead we decided to build something striking and memorable”.