Headteacher's Welcome

Waldergrave002At Waldegrave the aim is that 'everyone enjoys learning, feels valued and experiences success, this is summarised using the three words ‘Enjoy, Achieve, Empower’. We achieve this through:
Great teaching and learning
Positive relationships
Being the best we can be
Embracing the new
Great leadership
Being open-minded and respectful
Sharing common values and practices
Developing strong partnerships 

Our School Rule

Learning comes first: we show mutual respect and understanding for everyone, through courteous and considerate behaviour at all times.

Ofsted report

Our most recent inspection took place in Sept 2018 and the school was judged to be outstanding.  The inspection team looked at all aspects of the school including: standards of achievement, teaching and learning, the personal development and well-being of students, leadership and management and the sixth form. All were graded outstanding which put the school in the top 25% of schools in the country.
Please use the downloads section on the right hand side of the Ofsted page to view our 2018 Ofsted report.

Specialism in Science and Maths

Waldegrave School has had a specialism in Science and Mathematics since 2004.
As part of this provision we:
offer a wider range of courses in science and mathematics
offer separate sciences at GCSE and A level
challenge students to achieve excellent results in these subjects
provide clubs and enrichment activities related to science and mathematics
provide opportunities for students to engage with Higher Education in science and mathematics
build stronger links with the local community including primary schools and local businesses.
We do not select our students on scientific aptitude or ability and we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum.
Ms Elizabeth Tongue, Headteacher


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