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17/01/20

Absolutely! Thanks Silvia for all your work with us this year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1218178752498274304

17/01/20

Students in Year 9 are watching presentations from their peers who have been working with and to learn about in order to https://t.co/WPc4tabdrh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1215264193747804161

09/01/20

We are excited to be hosting Barracudas again this Easter and Summer. Visit https://t.co/dtaTVI6SPV or call 01480 467 567 to book https://t.co/MH1Fp7pZFE

30/12/19

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.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1207282961458040833

18/12/19

Year 10 making Christmas crystals 🎄#science https://t.co/LW6VLTfAHV

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206680128237056000

16/12/19

Year 7 getting in the Christmas mood. Great talent to enjoy in years to come 🎄😊#live music https://t.co/7RldnFsgwl

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206670418909761536

16/12/19

The voices of angels 😇 music https://t.co/29uMP73Jan

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1206661821819691008

16/12/19

Another Year another amazing Christmas Concert🎄😊#live music https://t.co/5uCNPAqcXP

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1205471652773027842

13/12/19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎵 https://t.co/Uwn3G2LYNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204890966232051713

11/12/19

Retweetd From WaldegraveDofE

Festive running club this morning. These girls are ready for their Christmas day park runs. https://t.co/ezD96SAIUe

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204844557973774336

11/12/19

Have a headache? You need some synthesised aspirin. Year 13 hard at work https://t.co/P9eWFpTQhJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204843925686693890

11/12/19

Year 11 testing for positive ions https://t.co/yrzGw9roAs

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1204124633378754562

09/12/19

Retweetd From Hampton School Partnerships

It was great to welcome 17 talented Upper Sixth students from and for mock Oxbridge interviews at Hampton School. Best of luck for the real thing 🤞 https://t.co/f1tVfQKSdw

09/12/19

Retweetd From Westminster Academy

Thank you very much for an inviting us! Students gave great feedback about learning the importance of body language and remaining composed, and were grateful for the opportunity to test their new skills with subject specialists in the mock interview.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1199219861169299456

26/11/19

Retweetd From HH

Spread The Word! Our annual PTA Christmas Tree sale Sat 7th Dec. Trees and delicious festive treats on sale, cash and card payments accepted. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 https://t.co/TMiyjpB3Rf

19/11/19

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Still places to fill - please spread the love. https://t.co/Eoeo8h4hht

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1196880180826066944

19/11/19

Retweetd From Mandy_GCC

Our lovely volunteers from were back with us again today helping at our Men's Group with tea and musical accompaniment. Thank you so much for all your help. https://t.co/V3r6OUVxJm

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1195449180887621633

15/11/19

Retweetd From Mandy_GCC

A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers from Waldergrave School for their help with our Men's Group - we were even offered an impromptu musical accompaniment on the piano today during tea break https://t.co/PWghTuBjNB

15/11/19

Retweetd From HH

Looking forward to another great evening of comedy tomorrow night Nov 15th from and Bearcat Comedy Club. Come along and support the school, doors open 7pm for 8pm start. Bar available. Limited tickets on door.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1195448837286113286

15/11/19

Retweetd From Hampton Music Dept.

Getting ready for with ! 🎶🎤 https://t.co/zO8XvG5QDB

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 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). 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 2018-19 Schools can decide how to spend the Pupil Premium grant 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. This targets and supports pupils 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 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are well supported to achieve high outcomes that are at least in line with their more affluent peers. 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 Disadvantaged 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 we embed these 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.

Draft Disadvantaged Student Imact Report 2018-19

Draft Waldegrave Disadvantaged Student Strategy 2019-20