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Great to see the partnership between and Hampton flourishing 👏👏


We were so proud to see the culmination of many months of hard work by our talented performers. What a fantastic performance! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


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Fab first night for the The Wizard of Oz starring young actors from Hampton and . This is the 9th co-production between our two schools. See below from the first show, The Diary of Anne Frank (2012). Recognise anyone?


Some of our fantastic career speed interviewers. Thanks everyone


On Friday 7 Feb, School was abuzz to the sound of careers for Year 9’s Speed Networking Event. A huge thank you to fantastic volunteers who informed and inspired students on a diverse range of careers. Now Y9 know their actuary from their architect. A truly inspiring morning.


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Today is . Together we must to challenge prejudice and hatred, and work towards a better future. Watch and share our film for .


Students marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and stood together for


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Well done ⁦⁩ Chamber Choir - through to the finals 👏


Absolutely! Thanks Silvia for all your work with us this year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Students in Year 9 are watching presentations from their peers who have been working with and to learn about in order to


We are excited to be hosting Barracudas again this Easter and Summer. Visit or call 01480 467 567 to book


Congratulations to Philippa Nunn OBE! Awarded in New Years Honours 2020 for services to education. Philippa was headteacher at Waldegrave until January 2019. Well deserved, we are all so proud of her.


Year 10 making Christmas crystals 🎄#science


Year 7 getting in the Christmas mood. Great talent to enjoy in years to come 🎄😊#live music


The voices of angels 😇 music


Another Year another amazing Christmas Concert🎄😊#live music


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎵


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Festive running club this morning. These girls are ready for their Christmas day park runs.


Have a headache? You need some synthesised aspirin. Year 13 hard at work


Year 11 testing for positive ions


The Waldegrave Art Department is a lively and exciting place. Students value the creative outlet and freedom that Art at Waldegrave allows, as well as appreciating our fantastic resources which enable them to realise ambitious and sophisticated artworks.

Art occupies a unique position in the school curriculum, providing students with the practical and conceptual skills to go on highly rewarding and creative personal journeys. A special language of self-expression and communication, it combines the intuitive, intellectual and emotional faculties.  Teaching students to think and act critically and creatively is central to our aims, as is fostering a sense of excitement and possibility, and facilitating works which students create with a sense of pride and achievement.  

In Years 7-9, pupils undertake two thematic projects each year. Each project is designed to provide an engaging stimulus for pupils to develop their practical skills.  A knowledge of art across a broad spectrum provides stimulus for pupils, inspiration being found in both contemporary and historical forms.

At GCSE, projects are teacher-led initially, becoming pupil-directed later. Pupils work through a process of recording information, developing a theme, experimenting with materials which results in a personal response where they use their own choice of media.  All of these processes are underpinned by contextual research.

At A level we offer both Art and Photography. Each year several students choose to undertake art-related further education and gain places on highly competitive art foundation and art and photography degree courses, as well as on art history and architecture courses.Visits to London and local art galleries and industry practitioner workshops inspire students throughout the year.

Not only do students students develop self discipline, resilience and self worth, the subject offers many transferable skills such as time management, working within a team, problem solving and idea development, all of which can be applied within many future career opportunities.

Art occupies a prominent place in the life of Waldegrave. Each year the Art and Photography Exhibition occupies public spaces within the school, celebrating students’ work outside the department. Other exhibitions and art competitions throughout the year create additional exciting platforms for our students to further enrich their experience.                    

Art Learning Plan