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01/03/24

A great day of sport yesterday with our U14 Rugby team competing in the 7’s Tournament at and our U15 Cricket team competing in the Outer London Finals. Fantastic play from both teams and especially from our players of the tournament Eve HP 🏉 and Aditi A 🏏 pic.twitter.com/d0IV5uH3hI— Waldegrave Sports () February 28, 2024

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28/02/24

🏛️Dr Efi Spentzou from recently hosted a number of workshops with our students exploring Erysichthon's tale, unraveling themes of greed & hubris. Their visionary plan? Optimising green spaces on our school grounds. Thank you for helping us shape a greener future!🌱 pic.twitter.com/MyOtfdcKgk— Waldegrave School () February 28, 2024

21/02/24

Count us in🙌 We can’t wait to see everyone else there! Don’t miss out on the fun, buy a ticket on ParentPay today before they sell out!🤩 https://t.co/q9gWOAVL6y— Waldegrave School () February 21, 2024

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07/02/24

In celebration of yesterday, we’re sharing essential tips for parents for promoting internet safety at home. Read below to find out how to help create a safer digital environment!💻🔒 Head over to our Instagram for our top tips for students! pic.twitter.com/0id42L6I46— Waldegrave School () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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05/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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31/01/24

Waldegrave Medical Society gained invaluable insights from Dr. Kaamil Farooqi's recent visit. During his talk he discussed his current job at Inspire Dental as well as answering questions about dentistry careers and giving his top interview prep tips!🌟#Dentistry pic.twitter.com/PkXZoKVtyl— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Following Year 10’s Speak Out workshop, students delivered their speeches to our Year 9s, where Emilia and Uma emerged as the winners. They will represent Waldegrave at the Richmond Regional Final in March. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/ZXya4sdHUx— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

🎉 Well done to the group of students who tackled the Oxford University Computing Challenge earlier this month! Their computational and logical thinking skills were on full display. Well done to everyone for their dedication and hard work!💡 pic.twitter.com/fIBa49r7si— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 10 students recently delved into the world of bioengineering at !🔬 From exploring hand biomechanics to understanding backbone shape and ventilator physics, they embraced with enthusiasm. Proud to inspire future women in science!👩‍🔬 pic.twitter.com/NvhhsgQlfS— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 9 students had a profound experience at Richmond Synagogue as we marked . They listened to Agnes Kaposi's remarkable journey as a Holocaust Survivor, embracing values of citizenship, dialogue, and diversity. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/79EPCWgcoB— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

31/01/24

🎉 Wrapping up an eventful first month of the Spring Term and 2024! 📚 From engaging guest speakers to exciting field trips, our students have been on a roll! Stay tuned as we share some of the fantastic moments we've shared at Waldegrave this month. — Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

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30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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24/01/24

A huge thank you for visiting us and delivering an inspiring talk to our students today! Your discussion on and resonated with our students. Your time and passion are greatly appreciated!🙌✨ https://t.co/ZOkM5qsF9W— Waldegrave School () January 24, 2024

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04/01/24

Did you have a fantastic festive break?🎄Share your favourite holiday moments with us in the comments!✨As we step into the New Year, we wish you all joy and success. We are excited to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term starting this Monday!🌷💖#2024NewYear pic.twitter.com/TcA5LBzK9A— Waldegrave School () January 4, 2024

English

Through passionate teaching, we aim to inspire an appreciation of a broad and engaging range of texts and ideas. We empower students to develop individual interpretations, and we give them the tools to express those interpretations articulately and thoughtfully within a safe,accepting environment.

We inspire students to interpret texts and media critically, respectfully and with maturity. Because our students experience and enjoy a diverse diet of literature, experiencing ambitious and challenging texts from a wide literary heritage, they arrive at a deeper appreciation of how texts work. Through yearly study of plays, poems, novels and non-fiction texts, we create stimulating lessons where students have the opportunity to respond analytically and creatively.  Our students engage in respectful debate with an increasing ability to listen and respond to others, encouraging them to develop and reconsider their opinions and mindsets.These building blocks in KS3 and KS4 foster an ability to form coherent and nuanced arguments with diverse evidential support if they choose to continue to study A Level English. We give students the grammatical tools and vocabulary to develop their own voice and to communicate clearly with a high level of accuracy. We provide an enriched curriculum with opportunities to explore English interests outside the classroom through a variety of clubs, theatre trips and Book Week, which includes many inspiring visiting authors.

The English curriculum extends beyond the classroom to equip our students for the world and encourages them to be tolerant, critical and empathetic. At the heart of what we do, we believe there is something magical about the shared experiences of stories that stay with our students beyond our classrooms.

English Learning Plan

Y9 Reading Challenge

Y9 Reading List

Y9 Reading Challenge Student Booklet