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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 English Department is a lively, creative and forward thinking team.

Students are encouraged to develop awareness of the use and variety of language in all its forms, through reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Above all, we wish to foster a love and appreciation of literature from a variety of periods and cultures, as well as enjoyment in the creativity of language.  We believe that pupils make progress using active learning strategies which are challenging but accessible.

Our aim for Year 7 students is to make the transition from Year 6 to Waldegrave as enjoyable and as easy as possible while also giving the students the independence to become reflective learners studying a wide variety of topics including poetry, short story writing, Shakespeare, media and a novel.  In Year 8 we develop and consolidate the skills learnt in Year 7.  Our aim in Year 9 is to explore a range of literature, including fiction and non-fiction to prepare them for their GCSE course.  Years 7 and 8 are mixed ability however we set loosely in Year 9.

In Years 10 and 11, we prepare students for their English Language and English Literature examinations.  The AQA exam syllabus is varied and covers Shakespeare, modern texts and 19th century English Literature.  We encourage independence and provide opportunities to develop the critical thinking skills of information processing, reasoning, enquiry, evaluation and creativity.  The groups are loosely set.

The current Year 10 and 11 students follow the new syllabus with 100% examinations where they will take four exams at the end of Year 11: two for Language and two for Literature.

Our aim in the sixth form is to build on the GCSE skills of critical thinking and independence and to write with confidence, flair and precision.  We follow the linear Edexcel English Literature course in Year 12 and 13.  The groups are mixed ability.   

English Learning Plan