Esmee Hawkey, Racing Driver and Ambassador for Babington House School

Babington House School | 13 Dec 2018 | Top News Story | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
Old Babingtonian, Esmee Hawkey, selected as one of five British women to compete in all-female motor racing championship 'W' Series.
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When Esmee Hawkey first attended Babington House School she was shy and quiet and yet had a fascinating hobby which required her to be highly competitive and driven.

Now a confident Esmee has just been selected from over 100 applicants as one of five British women to compete in what is expected to be a televised shootout for places on the new all-female motor racing championship ‘W Series’. The W Series carries a prize fund of £1.15 million and is likely to lead to the first female Formula One racing driver.

Esmee progressed from a young Karting star to become a Junior Driver with Ginetta. In 2016 she progressed to GT racing, driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 and had multiple wins and fastest laps, as well as winning the Brighton Speed Trial for Porsche GB and being chosen as a finalist in the Porsche GB Junior shootout. Following the path of the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, Esmee now competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship.

Esmee is a fantastic role model for our present pupils and as an Ambassador for Babington House School, she proudly wears the Babington Logo on her racing kit. As well as developing her burgeoning motor racing career, Esmee is also studying accountancy and we wish her the very best of luck in all her future adventures, she is truly inspirational.

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About Babington House School

Babington House School is an independent co-educational day school from 3 to 18 years, situated in a beautiful group of buildings on Grange Drive in Chislehurst, near Bromley.The boys and girls receive first class education in a supportive and academic environment. 

At Babington House, ““pupils throughout the school display excellent attitudes to learning that are evident in all that they do, and an atmosphere of happy endeavour permeates school life”, independent school inspectors find.

In November 2016, Babington House School had an Educational Quality and Compliance Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The school received the highest grade possible in all categories and across every age group which, under the new Inspection Framework, is described as 'Excellent'.   This is very rare indeed particularly for an all through school from 3 to 18 years.  Babington could not have done better and such a result from a more robust inspection framework is a remarkable achievement for the school community.  

Key Findings:
Quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements – Excellent
Quality of the pupils’ personal development – Excellent

“Pupils are confident, independent learners and thinkers with high personal values and an awareness of their responsibilities in the outside world, fully reflecting the school’s aims.  They contribute fully to the happy, relaxed and close-knit community.”






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