About Us

ChessMates is run by Verity Pettit and we are a fun lunchtime chess club in Hampton Hill Junior School, welcoming all levels, with a passion to make chess fun and inclusive to everyone.

Each term is unique with new challenges, sometimes individual, sometimes in teams. We learn chess tactics, strategy, chess facts, openings, and checkmate tips through puzzles, videos, demonstration teaching and of course plenty of match play.

Our stronger players are encouraged to take their chess outside of school to local tournaments and we compete as a school team in the National Primary Schools Chess Challenges.

ChessMates chess club is fully insured, staff hold DBS, first aid and safeguarding certification.

ChessMates is registered with the ICO.