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28/03/24

📢 Exciting news! Our Spring Term Magazine is out now! 🌸 Dive into the latest school updates, student achievements, and more. Read it here: https://t.co/82TkPoEdzE#SpringMagazine pic.twitter.com/DWH7St75aM— Waldegrave School () March 28, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luzon from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/iFoNX6Y8yP— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luson from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/EuAEx0IRGb— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to host Stuart Hume from , shedding light on the organisation's mission to foster sustainable investment globally. Stuart's insights ignited our students' passion for positive change and empowered them to transform ambitions into action! 💼🌱 pic.twitter.com/lElcNMtrC6— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

👩‍💼Our Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from representative Sarah Mason on crafting impressive CVs. A big thank you for sharing your expertise and empowering our students to showcase their skills effectively! 📄💼 pic.twitter.com/fSY8Dhsj2d— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

26/03/24

🌍 Our Year 13 Geography students had an enlightening day at the Tutor2U ALevel Geography workshop in Westfield. From interactive sessions in a luxe cinema setting to insightful essay writing activities, our students embraced the learning experience with enthusiasm!📚 https://t.co/M2tGbLyYxv— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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26/03/24

Year 10 History students embarked on a fascinating journey to London Bridge's Old Operating Theatre, delving into the fascinating world of medical history. From ancient surgical techniques to the evolution of medicine, students gained invaluable insights into the past. pic.twitter.com/eVPUNuYUJu— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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26/03/24

🎨 Year 12 Art students had an enriching oil painting workshop with artist , covering everything from painting mediums to the business side of art. Students honed their skills and gained valuable insights into the artist's journey. pic.twitter.com/E1QIH7nQIM— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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26/03/24

Archaeology isn't just about old bones! 🦴Thanks to Andy Earnshaw from the Old Bones podcast for sharing his passion with our students. From mysterious caves to inspiring art, Andrew showed how archaeology connects geography, science, culture, and human history. pic.twitter.com/kd9Tbog677— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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15/03/24

Excited to host Prof. for our first student Science & Art of Dreaming workshop! 🌌 Art & Psychology students collaborated to explore dreams, creating surreal artwork while discussing dreams' impact. An insightful session on why we dream! pic.twitter.com/YWvAQu2SV7— Waldegrave School () March 15, 2024

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08/03/24

We have been busy celebrating with meaningful activities this week! Students have been writing pledges to promote inclusion daily, while Mr Bannister emphasised the importance of challenging stereotypes in assembly. Let’s inspire inclusion together 💖 pic.twitter.com/8XtGj9DTtr— Waldegrave School () March 8, 2024

08/03/24

For let's step forward in solidarity & help forge an inclusive world for 🌎 Collectively let's call out stereotypes, challenge bias & end discrimination. Let's uplift & celebrate women's achievements. 👉https://t.co/CE787vsOiR Image:MelanieArt pic.twitter.com/TWG4osvo6T— Women's Day () March 8, 2024

08/03/24

Happy 💜 Today we celebrate women's achievements & across our communities. On we elevate the focus on to help forge a world 🌎Thanks everyone everywhere for supporting 🙏🏾 https://t.co/CE787vsOiR pic.twitter.com/2UWqM5ike7— Women's Day () March 8, 2024

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08/03/24

Happy International Women’s Day from Waldegrave!💖 Together, we stand for inclusion and equality. pic.twitter.com/w6vI2sDGsQ— Waldegrave School () March 8, 2024

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08/03/24

Happy 💜 Today we celebrate women's achievements & across our communities. On we elevate the focus on to help forge a world 🌎Thanks everyone everywhere for supporting 🙏🏾 https://t.co/CE787vsOiR pic.twitter.com/2UWqM5ike7— Women's Day () March 8, 2024

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08/03/24

For let's step forward in solidarity & help forge an inclusive world for 🌎 Collectively let's call out stereotypes, challenge bias & end discrimination. Let's uplift & celebrate women's achievements. 👉https://t.co/CE787vsOiR Image:MelanieArt pic.twitter.com/TWG4osvo6T— Women's Day () March 8, 2024

07/03/24

Thank you for hosting a fantastic Careers Day! Our students had an inspiring time hearing from industry experts and exploring diverse career pathways in STEM🔬🖥️👷‍♀️#STEMeducation https://t.co/WZaYqL3Ggz— Waldegrave School () March 7, 2024

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06/03/24

Last week our student parliament reps participated in the Kingston and Richmond Youth Parliament hustings event!🗳️ It was an insightful experience where candidates presented their manifestos, offering a glimpse into the world of election campaigns. pic.twitter.com/alsohQmIyn— Waldegrave School () March 6, 2024

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06/03/24

Our Sixth Form students had a fantastic time at the Tacitus Lecture hosted by ! Lord Brown shared invaluable insights on equality and economic growth. It was inspiring to engage with such impactful discussions and network with industry leaders. pic.twitter.com/cLfopKpkOG— Waldegrave School () March 6, 2024

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06/03/24

Last week we took 18 Y9 students to a career’s festival at Guild Hall. This was a brilliant experience which allowed students to consider different career paths through a range of activities including smoothie making, carpentry and stone masonry! pic.twitter.com/hUJqQRVHMU— Waldegrave School () March 6, 2024

Disadvantaged Students

Background

In April 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant which was additional funding given to schools to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds by closing the attainment gap between them and their more affluent peers. Government and National documents now also refer to Pupil Premium students as Disadvantaged students. Schools receive a set amount per pupil registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as Ever6 FSM). At Waldegrave any student in Year7 to 11 whose families financial circumstances change is able to apply for free school meal status and school records are updated during the academic school year to reflect such students as disadvantaged once free school meal status is confirmed.  

Further details of this and other disadvantaged qualifying pupils can be found on the GOV.UK website in the document Pupil Premium: Conditions of Grant 2023-24. Schools can decide and are responsible for how the Pupil Premium grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. In doing so funding is strategically aimed at tackling significant barriers to learning for disadvantaged students within the school and wider community context. Waldegrave has embraced the recommendation and guidance through the Department of Education which states ‘Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools do not have to spend pupil premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils’. Therefore at Waldegrave the funding is used to support  pupils identified who are or are at risk of being vulnerable in terms of poor attendance to school, disengagement, low aspirations, low self-esteem and confidence, and outcomes that are below expectation.

Key Objective

The primary objective is to use the pupil premium funding to ensure disadvantaged pupils of all abilities are well supported to raise their educational attainment, achieve high outcomes that are at least in line with their more affluent peers and reach their potential. National data shows pupils in receipt of free school meals significantly achieve less well compared to their more prosperous peers. The difference in this attainment gap widens as pupils move from primary through to secondary schooling. The key priority is to reduce this difference in attainment and progress for disadvantaged students from their starting points when compared to non-disadvantaged students nationally with the same starting points, thus securing high achievement and successful outcomes, thereby improving life chances.

Waldegrave School Pupil Premium Student Strategy

Our Waldegrave school values ‘Enjoy, Achieve, Empower’, embodies the culture of the school where each child is valued. We are committed to ensuring the progress, achievement and well-being of all our pupils. To ensure the effectiveness of targeted strategies employed at Waldegrave we refer to the use of educational research via the Education Endowment Foundation’s 3-tiered approach which is line with the Department for Educations ‘menu of approaches’ to help school allocate spending impactfully across the following 3 areas:

  • supporting the high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  • providing targeted academic support, such as tutoring, including through the National Tutoring Programme
  • tackling non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties in attendance, behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing

Waldegrave embeds these approaches into our whole school ethos of high aspirations and attainment. All Waldegrave staff are hugely committed to ensuring disadvantaged students are given the same opportunities as their peers through a high quality inclusive educational experience which is designed to meet individual learning needs. Therefore, it is important to recognise that high expectations, great teaching and learning, excellent pastoral care, and strong academic resilience are strands that build the fabric of school life at Waldegrave for all pupils, and through this all pupils including disadvantaged students can reach their full potential irrespective of background or disadvantage. 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024