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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

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11/12/19

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

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11/12/19

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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15/11/19

Retweetd From Hampton Music Dept.

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

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11/11/19

Waldegrave remembers https://t.co/wqU4Yqqvq3

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07/11/19

A Level English Literature students are studying in beautiful surrounding with https://t.co/EWJzpVEGzd

05/11/19

Student Services Manager, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/oSVSoDcOYI

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24/10/19

It’s that time of year again https://t.co/gqwUwpfj1j

21/10/19

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

Call out to our Secondary Students! 's is a great opportunity to gain an insight in to the industry. https://t.co/vxq4SzIZgn

21/10/19

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We had a fab time on Swanage Beach with . https://t.co/Ddh0MeDIKe

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20/10/19

Unexpected wildlife encounter https://t.co/d9u40lhMDa

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19/10/19

Everyone is in camp after a glorious first day of their Silver expedition https://t.co/yTjGlkqzia

18/10/19

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What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Information about after school activities at Waldegrave will appear here early in each term.  Please note that there may be some changes to these activities due to other trips, staffing changes or absence.  

Outside formal lessons there is a wide range of opportunity for students to develop skills and talents. 

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. In 2016-17 we ran over 130 trips including theatre, music events, Hampton Court, universities, competitions, English immersive days, technology trips, art galleries, photography expeditions, geography and biology field trips and a maths PGL. We run some foreign trips including ski trips and have begun to offer adventure trips – currently planning Borneo in 2019 and Botswana in 2020. 

Student leadership KS3 and 4

  • From Year 11 we elect students leaders and one of their roles is to head up the school council with representatives from every form class. This is a committed team of students from all year groups, who represent views of the student body at meetings. Staff seek students’ feedback on a wide range of issues, and students thereby shape school policy and procedures. Elected School councilors represent the school at the Richmond School Student Council who contribute to local decisions.
  • Around April in Year 10 our students apply for prefect positions for the following year. Approximately 75% of students have a role such as Year 7 buddy, music prefect or canteen prefect. 
  • Within form classes the students are elected to roles that include: council rep; eco rep; charity rep and sports captain.
  • The house system offers significant leadership opportunities through the role of house captains.

Examples of Other Opportunities at KS3 and 4

  • Approximately 75% of students in Year 9, 10 and 11 complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, and a significant number go on to complete their silver award. 
  • All Year 11 students have the opportunity to achieve the Waldegrave Mayor’s Award (through volunteering their time and by completing a challenge)
  • All students actively engage in charity work within their houses or the whole school. Each house has their own charity and we also support national campaigns and international campaigns. Fundraising takes place throughout the year involving fun activities. As well as raising money the students take an interest in the activities of the charities they support and also engage with the community through harvest boxes, and visits to some of our elderly neighbours.
  • Waldegrave enter teams for a wide variety of sports competitions and tournaments. Students participate through clubs. Some of our most popular sports are rugby, football, netball, rounders, and athletics, cross country.  
  • Clubs and Activities: Activities vary year on year as the offer relies much on staff volunteering their time. These are usually timetabled for after school and the schedule is publicised on the school website. In 2017-18 the activities include: several orchestra and choirs, drama, art, maths drop in, science, photography, yoga, citizenship, design, enterprise and a wide range of sports clubs including tennis and trampoline.
  • Students who study music may opt to have lessons from our peripatetic teachers during the school day (on a paid basis)
  • Gifted linguists in Year 9 have the opportunity to study a second language (Spanish or German) after school (on a paid basis)
  • Opportunities come up during the year where students can step up and challenge themselves. Examples are through the BBC News Report; the Rotary Young chef; and competitions in art; photography; debating; science and design as well as the great Waldegrave Bake-off.

The Enrichment Programme at KS5

During Year 12 (Wednesday afternoons) students are offered a choice each term to widen knowledge of the arts and cultural events; to be involved in sports or exercise for fun; to develop a special interest through a club or society; to engage in community project or fundraising activities. Many activities are facilitated by our own staff but some exploit benefits of wider partnerships with coaches and external visitors. The programme includes a range of competitive sports, the boy’s rugby team are sponsored by a local Twickenham company, and at time of print are unbeaten this season! We have also launched a girls rugby team and Sixth Form netball team.

Examples are:

  • Competitive Sports
  • Debating
  • Gallery Visits
  • Martial Arts
  • Music Performances
  • Oxbridge focuses events and support
  • Public Speaking
  • Recreational Sports
  • School Leadership visits
  • Theatre visits
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Volunteering in the local community

The EPQ (Extended Project)

The EPQ carries UCAS points equivalent to half an A level and each student can elect to complete the course. It is not taught in classes but students have a mentor and some group teaching is done during the study periods. The course runs autumn to Easter of Y13.

Leadership and Other Enrichment Opportunities

Waldegrave Sixth Form values voluntary service and students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours, thereby developing their sense of community, responsibility, leadership and moral purpose. We have developed local bonds with primary schools, residential homes, and charity shops, to name a few.

In Sixth Form a small but significant team of students are elected to develop leadership skills through representing that student body. These students are elected in Year 12 and form an important part of the whole school council and student voice in the sixth form. Sixth form students are invited to volunteer to represent the school at events throughout the year such as the sixth form open evening and Year 11 information evening.


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