Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

20/04/21

Safeguarding Alert - Viral Rumour - Safer Schools - Useful information for parents and carers https://t.co/1ZicvIcArf

20/04/21

Huge congratulations, Assal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1383693284820742148

18/04/21

Retweetd From Newman Catholic Coll

Our amazing volunteers Moussa & Antonio have given up their holiday time to run the Foodbank. Today they were helped by Tilly from & Issy from https://t.co/IbuL8eOf45

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

If you're a young person in Kingston & Richmond, then this website's for you - visit https://t.co/KOpzapMCe7 for info on local activities, podcasts, emotional health and more!

12/04/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

The pandemic has impacted us all; you or someone you know may be experiencing difficulties. Support is available. and have put together helpful directories on where to access help across a range of issues including mental health https://t.co/uRX4KrrZdB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1381551539412668420

12/04/21

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. Help us plan what Short Break we offer from April 2022 https://t.co/ubGR0eiStK https://t.co/3MuNGPg2I1

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1379831604424675340

07/04/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Aged 11-19 and live/go to school in Richmond? Want to do something about climate change? Our Youth Council has a new fund for projects to tackle climate change. Find out how to apply for up to £1500: https://t.co/istyz4ydH1 https://t.co/wbWzzsZrNf

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1378386647449010179

03/04/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Soon it's exam time. It can be stressful but remember to look after yourself. If you need help, please contact or check for more mental health services on https://t.co/b6Mugyxist https://t.co/tqggEY9tSJ

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1377009855404314629

30/03/21

Retweetd From Lepra

During we'd like to thank some of our amazing Surrey schools for their fundraising starting with your support helps us change lives and https://t.co/y1N07Z9u0G

29/03/21

Deputy Headteacher, Waldegrave School, Richmond upon Thames https://t.co/wltPXJeewg

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1374065407775100933

22/03/21

Retweetd From Gill Hines

Raising brave young women - avoiding the confidence gap *https://t.co/XefAVfnZuy* An online workshop for parents of girls 10-14 years old with parenting consultant and author Gill Hines. https://t.co/R7tqzu5Smi

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1373260088048283648

20/03/21

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Live in RBWM? FUEL: Feed Ur Everyday Lives: taking place over Easter, summer & Christmas holidays. Will offer a range of fun & enjoyable activities & food to children aged 5-16 years who are eligible for free school meals. https://t.co/rdc2aIY1Sn https://t.co/pCzmFQftWA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1372972863800676362

19/03/21

Students have been encouraged to to celebrate superhero mufti photos to follow! https://t.co/Nlwm5xVdj8

19/03/21

Retweetd From WRStirling

Great to see Bushy Park Girls CC's flyer on newsletter https://t.co/m0GYbDw3nG All girls & women in Teddington, the Hamptons, Twickenham who want to play or try cricket, come down & play! Training Monday nights https://t.co/gMrcbvJuG7

18/03/21

Thanks for highlighting it to us, Michelle! (We miss you too)

18/03/21

Retweetd From Michelle Leung

I participated in this when I was in Year 13 - had no chance of winning but still had loads of fun! Might be of interest to any biologists/artists at Waldegrave? (also, I miss school😢)

17/03/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Instagram's latest update corrects a dangerous design decision that should never have been allowed. However, much more must be done - the platform's plans to introduce end-to-end encryption would allow offenders to target children on the site unchecked. https://t.co/pzcldEdiMh

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1371528820986105859

15/03/21

Students celebrated working together again with some acrostic poems in PDC today. https://t.co/4oVFIX5bwA

12/03/21

Thank you very much! It’s been such a pleasure to reconnect with our wonderful students in person 😊 https://t.co/ERxKHLuQwx

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Now that teachers are settled into remote teaching some staff have kindly volunteered to provide opportunities for extra curricular activities.  Please see the link below:

Remote Clubs & Activities Spring 2021

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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