It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Waldegrave School.
Waldegrave has much to offer young adults of the future. We set high standards of behaviour and have high expectations of all our students. We are proud of the partnership we have with parents to ensure all students reach their full potential and enjoy school. OfSTED reported in 2007 that this is an outstanding school. Our examination results are excellent and reflect the work of committed staff and students. We were the top 11-16 school in the country in the Sunday Times Parent power table for the past 6 years, until in 2014 we opened a sixth form.
Waldegrave School, however, has much more to offer than examination results. We firmly believe that the most successful students are those who really throw themselves into the life of the school. The opportunities here are many and varied and all students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and make the most of leadership opportunities they are given both in and out of lessons.
At Waldegrave traditional values and respect for all members of the school community are combined with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The staff are a committed team of highly qualified teachers and support staff who work tirelessly to gain the best from all students in the school. We want all students to enjoy learning, acheive success and be empowered to take responsibility for themselves and their futures.
We welcome students of all abilities and celebrate the diversity of cultures, backgrounds and talents which students, parents and staff bring to the school. We want every student to enjoy their time at school and to achieve their best. We believe everyone has something special to contribute. We take pride in developing academic achievement, a sense of responsibility, independence, confidence and mutual respect for others.
Excellence is evident across the curriculum, which is broad and balanced and designed to encourage responsibility and independent learning. Students achieve very well here because we work hard with parents to encourage every member of the school to enjoy, achieve and be empowered.
Mrs Philippa Nunn, Headteacher