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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 Drama Department is an exciting place, where learners develop in a creative and stimulating environment. Students respond positively to the freedom that drama at Waldegrave allows, as well as valuing our outstanding resources which enable them to realise purposeful and sophisticated pieces of drama.

Drama occupies a (unique) particular position in the school curriculum, providing students with opportunities to collaborate, debate and to realise creative intentions as a performer, director and designer, to the highest of standards. Encouraging students to take risks in their learning is central to our aims, as is fostering a sense of curiosity and critical reflection.  This ethos facilitates a creative process from which students create work with a sense of pride and achievement.

In Year 7 students are introduced to the full range of explorative strategies and drama techniques that enable them to access both thematic and text based schemes of learning. It is in this first year of drama at Waldegrave that a foundation of shared knowledge and understanding is acquired and this paves the way into their next two years of study at KS3. In Year 8 students are encouraged to explore important themes such as bullying and homelessness as well as revisiting and developing the key skills obtained in Year 7. In their final year at KS3 students can respond to more challenging stimulus material and develop leadership capacities by taking responsibility for shaping group work through devising projects.

At GCSE and A level students are challenged to work to professional standards in an atmosphere of creative collaboration. The chosen exam syllabus encourages students to study a number of theatre texts from Shakespeare to contemporary drama. We seek to surprise, amaze and challenge our older students, not only through the stimulating work within the course, but through exposure to a range of other theatre experiences through workshops and theatre visits.

Central to drama is the discovery of potential and learners can unleash their individual potential in a variety of ways; through their work in lessons, in extra-curricular Drama Clubs and in school productions and concerts.

Drama Learning Plan