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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

Design & Technology

Design and technology is about making things that people want and that work well. It is a challenging subject as it requires an enquiring mind, initiative, determination, the careful management of time and resources and a sense of responsibility for making decisions and taking action. An important feature is that it makes immediate and practical use of knowledge and skills from other subjects. It is linked directly with art, mathematics, science and ICT and also covers issues which are part of PDC and Geography.

​At Waldegrave we combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, function, social and environmental issues and industrial practices. All students have the opportunity to work with a range of materials including food, textiles, electronics, resistant and graphic materials. Through design and technology, all students can become discriminating and informed users of products as well as potential innovators of the future.

At Waldegrave our aims are to set challenging targets with high expectations for all pupils.  We offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation.  This helps to enable a smooth transition for pupils between Key Stages and ensure progression in teaching and learning throughout their time at school.   Students are encouraged to develop the ability to work individually and in a group. They are inspired to be creative and innovative through designing and making and to draw on knowledge and experiences from across the curriculum and from their own life in general.  We offer enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to further enhance pupils’ enjoyment of Design & Technology. This also helps to open students’ eyes to a vast range of further / higher education and employment possibilities. We aim for all students to develop an understanding of a designer's responsibility towards environmental and ethical issues.

At the end of their D&T education at Waldegrave, each student will be able to: use ICT to enhance their  Design & Technology work; choose and manage resources; critically analyse their work and that of others; use verbal, graphical and modelling skills in the process of designing; have a knowledge and understanding of materials and components; design, make, modify and improve artefacts; disassemble and evaluate products and their applications; and explore values about and attitudes to the made world and how we live, work and interact within it.

Design & Technology Learning Plan