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Learning for all

Inspirational COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
AT HAMPTON court housE

 

Learn a new skill and meet new people on your wavelength: join a Form Seven course

Brilliant courses for everyone
Join us each week at Hampton Court House for inspiring courses. Each has a relaxed atmosphere in a stunning Georgian setting.

Learn with expert tutors
Your tutors are native speakers or practising creative professionals who love to share their expertise and inspire you with their passion.

Try it for free!
The first session is a complimentary taster. If you decide that the class isn't for you, we will give you a full refund, no quibble.

The Sketchbook Club
A space for artists of any level to experiment with techniques and materials with expert guidance

Kickstart your French
Build your confidence in French with this fun improvers’ course, led by Aurore Duvollet

Accelerate your French
Intermediate French speakers can accelerate their skills towards fluency with Manon Tournier

Ballet for Adults
A weekly class incorporating barre work with Royal Academy of Dance teacher Lauren Haith 

LANGUAGE EVENING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

French for all at our renowned bilingual school

Head back to school with these two fast-paced language courses for improving or intermediate French speakers. With both courses, you have the opportunity to gain the internationally-recognised DELF or DALF qualifications, created by the French Ministry of Education.

Kickstart your French: a course for improvers

The focus of this course for improvers in French, led by Clarisse Gheur is building your confidence, enabling you to communicate without worrying about the odd mistake.

You will develop your vocabulary by using and manipulating the French language in a wide variety of scenarios. You will practise speaking and listening, reading and writing.

  • For adult students aged 16+

  • Thursdays, 7.00 to 8.30 pm from 19 September

Accelerate your French: develop your skills towards fluency

With this intellectually stimulating language course, intermediate French speakers can learn how to communicate fluently. You will discover the rich culture of the French-speaking world through literature, politics, film, food and the arts.

In fast-paced lessons you will be presented with real-life situations that will challenge you. Your native French-speaking tutor, Manon Tournier, will help you develop your skills with systematic teaching of grammar and vocabulary.

  • For adult students aged 16+ with intermediate French

  • Thursdays, 7.00 to 8.30 pm from 19 September

Creative evening CLASSES for adults

The Sketchbook Club: develop your artistic skills with help from the world’s greatest artists

The Sketchbook Club is a space where artists of any level – absolute beginner or experienced alike – can practise using different techniques and materials with the aim of honing your skills in art. This inspiring course is all about playing, experimenting, having the freedom to “see what happens if...” 

Each week your tutor, Brenda Holtam, will guide you to an increased confidence in sketching and drawing. Brenda’s own interests in this area have led her to develop a range of exercises for students to gain greater understanding and control. Through a basic knowledge of colour theories, reference to examples of artists’ work from art history, and a lot of opportunity to practise, you will gain the skills and confidence to create harmonious paintings.

Brenda believes that art takes as many forms as there are artists; it is a personal language that develops through use. This is why sketchbooks are such a fruitful way to gather ideas or experiment with new methods. There is emphatically no compulsory exhibition at the end of this course: it is about practising art for yourself.

  • For adult students aged 16+

  • Thursdays 7.00 to 8.30 pm from 19 September

DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS – IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELLBEING

Ballet for Adults: a unique, sociable fitness experience

The BBC, Telegraph and Guardian have all featured the benefits of ballet as an all-round workout: core strength, posture, muscle sculpting and flexibility. Our Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher Lauren Haith has developed this course starting at the barre and moving on to more expressive dance. All are welcome for a unique, sociable fitness experience.

  • For adult students aged 16+

  • Thursdays 7.00 to 8.30 pm from 19 September

Form Seven at Hampton Court House: where people and ideas meet

Form Seven is a community of people of all ages who love to ask questions, dedicated to enriching their knowledge and learning new skills. Join us to explore new perspectives and meet new people at Hampton Court House, our beautiful Georgian school overlooking Bushy Park in London. Our aim is to create experiences where people and ideas can meet.

CONNECTING PEOPLE AND IDEAS

You will meet new people on the same wavelength as you. Our brilliant courses, workshops and events will allow you to dive into a whole world of new ideas and skills: history, languages, music, science and creative arts. There is food for any curious mind.

Why Form Seven?

The last two years of school are traditionally known as the sixth form. We want to offer people of all ages the opportunity to pursue the adventure of learning – why should school finish at 18? Therefore it made sense that our community learning programme should be a “seventh form” – regardless of whether you are 18 or 80...