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Hampstead School


Rebecca Rothwell

Assistant Head i/c Post 16 Studies

I joined Hampstead School in May 2021, attracted by its diversity, inclusion and firm belief that every student can succeed.  

Hampstead School is a special place.  Students enjoy first-class teaching from dedicated professionals in a supportive, friendly environment. Every faculty area has a dedicated Key Stage 5 co-ordinator helping me to look after each and every Sixth Form student. Students have excellent working relationships with their teachers and achieve excellent results.  

Our students leave Hampstead School ready to navigate the challenges of the world. They progress to a wide range of fantastic destinations including both universities and apprenticeships. Students have regular contact with employers, complete work experience and can arrange to meet our independent careers advisor throughout their time in the Sixth Form.    

Each school or college is very different and the decision of choosing a Sixth Form for yourself or your daughter or son is a significant one. We look forward to seeing you at our Open Evening in November.  If you have any questions or would like to ask me any questions, please contact or call 0207 794 8133. 

I look forward to meeting you. 

For further details of our faculties and the support on offer, please see the individual faculty areas which follow.  


Ben Ackland
Deputy Head of Sixth Form

I began the first five years of my teaching career overseas, as an English teacher and Housemaster at a newly-built Botswana Government boarding school in the Kalahari Desert. My first appointment upon return was to Hampstead School in 2001, where I have been privileged to work ever since.

Hampstead School Sixth Form is a unique environment in which to teach and learn. For our Year 11s, the Sixth Form offers an unrivalled continuity of care and excellence, building on strong relationships both pastoral and academic and the trust that comes from years of positive experience. Our many external applicants from other schools always point out the ease with which they have settled here, and how quickly they have felt part of the school. Everyone in Year 12 begins their Sixth Form journey together, and Hampstead is a warm and welcoming place.

Another factor that attracts students to Hampstead is the quality of teaching on offer. Our Sixth Form tutors, Key Stage 5 coordinators, and subject specialists work together with the Director of Sixth Form and me to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed at Key Stage 5 and beyond. Experienced staff support students through their courses, as well as guiding them through the application processes for university, apprenticeships, and employment.

In addition to their academic programme, students at Hampstead Sixth Form enjoy opportunities to lead: as prefects, or as members of our senior student team led by our two Prinicipal Students. Sixth Formers run extra-curricular activities and are actively encouraged to widen their horizons and contribute to their community, through voluntary work, organising fundraising events, or as part of our academic coaching team supporting students in the lower school. Outside speakers are regularly invited to address the Sixth Form: recently we have hosted US ambassador Matthew Barzun and enjoyed seminars and workshops on healthy eating on a budget, yoga and mindfulness, gap years and internships, managing finances, volunteering overseas, and many more.

You will find Hampstead School Sixth Form is a happy, vibrant place in which to learn and grow; a diverse, respectful environment where great things can be achieved. 

Please explore the school website to see details of Sixth Form events, successes and opportunities.

External Students Application Form

Admissions Policy  - Sixth Form