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This bank holiday is looking like it's going to be a sunny one ☀️Please be aware of the dangers of jumping into the River Thames during the hot weather and share this information widely so we can all enjoy the river safely. ℹ️— Richmond Council () May 26, 2023


This week our Y8 students were lucky enough to visit the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon. They were welcomed by a Buddhist monk from and were given the chance to explore the grounds and participate in a meditation 🧘 Thank you for having us!— Waldegrave School () May 26, 2023


Ever wondered why we dream? 😶‍🌫️😴Prof from delved into the realm of sleep & dreams, and enlightened psychology students on what they could expect if they studied this intriguing topic at uni. 🙏for a fascinating talk!— Waldegrave School () May 24, 2023


Prof Chevalier spoke to Y12s about the interdisciplinary nature of revealing fascinating connections. From fantasy football league selections to societal decisions, economics offers valuable insights into our world.#criticalthinking— Waldegrave School () May 24, 2023


Politics students attended fascinating talk at the on 'Poverty, Populism & Hope in the 21st Century' by & also met - a perfect blend of brilliant minds of academia and the inspiring youth of Waldegrave students. 🙏— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2023


Children and young people with SEND (aged 11 to 25 years) in Kingston and Richmond are invited to the first ever SEND Youth Forum on 1 June.…Email for more information or to book on.— AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond () May 22, 2023


Germany Day 3: Phantasialand fun! Mr Isted and Ms Jackson LOVED it - as did the students! Fastest rollercoaster in Europe was a winner 🇩🇪— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


Day 4 and our European musical adventure has come to an end. Amazing playing and standing ovations, proudly representing Richmond and the UK— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


On concert day in Fontainebleau and students performed a programme selected by the six participating countries. Mrs O’Brien conducted PompAnd Circumstance no. 4— Waldegrave School () May 21, 2023


Day 3: We’ve been making the most of breaks from rehearsing for the big concert later. Carousel, ice cream and a royal wave from the Palace! 🍦🇫🇷🎶— Waldegrave School () May 20, 2023


Day 2: Köln. Fantastic weather, town tour, cathedral climb (589 steps!), boat cruise on the Rhein, shopping time and the Lindt Chocolate Museum. Not wasting a minute! 🇩🇪❤️— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Day 2 and our students met their fellow musicians. Outstanding playing from all. It will be an amazing concert tomorrow! 🎶— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Ten students have travelled to Paris then on to Fountainebleau, ready to represent Richmond in a European Youth Orchestra this weekend. Bonne chance! 🇫🇷🎶— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Our Y12s had a taste of uni life this week at where they attended lectures and a campus tour. It has got them thinking about all the exciting options open to them after their A Levels! Thank you to all the fantatic St Mary's ambassadors & for hosting us!— Waldegrave School () May 19, 2023


Year 10 Germanists have arrived in SUNNY Boppard on the banks of the river Rhein and, after a 4am start, everyone is still in excellent spirits. Let our German adventure begin! 🇩🇪🌞😊— Waldegrave School () May 18, 2023


Big day ✅ Well done to all Year 13s who completed Paper 1 today! Onto the next one— Miss Flanigan () May 17, 2023


Incredible achievement 👏🏼— Waldegrave School () May 17, 2023


School is much quieter this week as we have now also said goodbye to our Y13s 👋🏼 On Friday Y13s celebrated their last day of lessons whilst dressed in their Secondary School uniform, a classic Waldegrave leavers tradition✨#LastDayOfSchool— Waldegrave School () May 16, 2023


The time has come for our Y11s to say goodbye as they leave to prepare for their but they couldn’t go without saying farewell in style!On Wednesday we saw a parade of fantastic costumes from iconic TV and movie characters to MPs and more.— Waldegrave School () May 12, 2023


As term time drew to a close to make way for this year's A Level exams which kickstart on May 15th, Waldegrave Year 11 students capped off a memorable year with the school's standout annual tradition, 'Dress Up Day'.— Twickenham Nub News () May 11, 2023

Applications for September 2024

How do I make an application?

Applications will open on Thursday 19 October 2023 and close at 9am on Monday 15 January 2024.  

Applications will be made through Applicaa and the link will go live in October 2023.


Open Evening

Our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 19 October.  This will be a ticketed event and Y11 applicants and parents will be able to reserve a place through Eventbrite in September 2023.


What are the entrance requirements?

Waldegrave is non-selective however there are national minimum GCSE grades required to study A Levels. On your application you will be asked for your predicted grades. These are used for guidance only as we recognise many applicants improve their grades between mock exams and public exams.   Applicants will be accepted onto courses following the results of the GCSEs received in August.  

You will be asked to choose three subjects that you think you would like to study at A Level.  No firm decision needs to be made until Enrolment Day in August and confirmation of your place will depend on availability of courses on the day.

A Level Entrance Requirements


For more information on the subjects we offer please view Sixth Form Subjects webpage.

If you have not sat GCSEs or iGCSEs you will need to provide a Statement of Compatibility.


What happens after I have submitted an application?

All applicants are given a Conditional Offer.  Offers will be made at the end of the Spring term. 

Places at Waldegrave are not guaranteed until after Enrolment Day in August 

We advise all applicants to make at least three applications to A Level providers.  


What happens on Enrolment Day in August?

This will take place on the same day as GCSE results for current Waldegrave students and the following day for external applicants.  Towards the end of the Summer term 2024 you will receive an Enrolment Pack and the time of your appointment to attend on Enrolment Day. We strongly advise you attend your enrolment meeting and do not book holidays.

Your place in Sixth Form is not guaranteed and is only confirmed once your meeting has concluded.

Applicants will be given an appointment time to attend according to the Oversubscription Criteria of distance from home to Waldegrave.  Oversubscription Criteria.  Please read this document carefully.

Information on admissions data for the last three years can be viewed at Admissions Data



Key Dates

Open Evening - Thursday 19 October 2023

Applications open - Thursday 19 October and close Monday 15 January 2024

Y11 into Y12 Induction Day - June 2024 (TBC) 

GCSE Results Day - Thursday 22 August 2024 

Enrolment Days - Thursday 22 August (internal applicants) & Friday 23 August (external applicants 2023). Appointment times will be communicated by the end of the Summer term